Workshop 2017

The 17th Takefu International Composition Workshop
– From the world to Takefu, From Takefu to the world –

Basic Information
: 10th (Sun) September – 17th (Sun) September 2017
Main Venue: Echizen City Cultural Center
Course Descriptions: Lectures, Presentations by the invited young composers, Lectures on instruments, Listening sessions, Discussions, Composition lessons, Open rehearsals, Concerts, etc.

Workshop Faculties
Music Directer of the Festival:
Toshio Hosokawa (Composer, Japan)
Special Faculty: Toshio Hosokawa, Isabel Mundry (composer, Germany)
Assistant Faculty: Hitomi Kaneko (composer, Japan), John Aylward (composer, USA)
Special Guest: Reinhart Mayer=Kalkus (professor of University of Posdam)
Chikako Kitagawa (Associate professor of Keio University: Theater science/musicology)
Nobuyuki Kakigi (Associate professor of Hirocima municipal University: Phyrosophy)
Invited Composers:
Yohanan Chendler (Israel / Japan), Dylan Lardelli (New Zealand), Yasutaki Inamori (Japan / Germany), Kaito Nakahori (Japan / USA)
Coordinator: Masamichi Kinoshita (composer, Japan)
Interpreters : Tomoko Momiyama (English), Chikako Kitagawa(German)

We might record lectures of the workshop. Thank you for your understanding.

Workshop Schedule: (The schedule might be changed or cancelled)

13:30-14:45 Orientation
15:00-16:00 Presentation Hitomi Kaneko
16:15-17:45 Lecture Tomoko Akasaka (Viola)

09:30-10:15 Presentation Yohanan Chendler
10:30-11:15 Presentation Dylan Lardelli (1)
11:30-12:15 Presentation Kaito Nakahori
14:00-15:00 Presentation John Aylward
15:15-16:45 Tadashi Tajima, Tosiya Suzuki “The world of Shakuhachi and Recorder”

09:30-11:00 T. Hosokawa & Y. Ueno Presentation about Isang Yun
11:15-12:45 Open Lesson
14:30-15:15 Presentation Yasutaki Inamori
15:30-18:00 Open Lesson

09:30-10:45 Reinhart Mayer=Kalkus Lecture 1
11:00-12:00Lecture Nobuyuki Kakigi
14:00-15:30 Presentation Isazel Mundry
15:45-16:45 Open Lesson

09:30-10:45 Reinhart Mayer=Kalkus Lecture 2
11:00-12:30 Open Lesson
14:00-17:00 Open Lesson

10:00-13:00 Open Lesson

Planned Students: 30
Students can participate composition lessons by the work shop faculties (the priority is set for full period students). They are also allowed to enter all lectures, rehearsals and concerts (except concerts with meal service).
FeesFull period 30,000 yen (This charge includes two times 45 mins composition lessons and a concert passport)
One Day 5,000 yen (This charge includes a concert pass on the day. A 45 mins composition lesson will be given for additional fee of 10,000 yen.)
Application:Fill out the application form and send it to the festival office below. The application form can be obtained from here or through the festival office upon request. No application submitted after it reaches the limit (30). Final Deadline: 23th August (Wed), 2017

Download: 17th Takefu International Composition Workshop Flyer
Download: Application Form

【Composition Workshop Scholarship】
We offer a scholarship for the 17th Takefu International Composition Workshop between the 10th September and 17th September, 2017 in Echizen city. Scholarship students acquire a 20,000 yen discount of the fee (students need to pay other costs by themselves).
If you want to become a scholarship student, please read the following description about the qualification and send required materials to the office of the Takefu International Music Festival Board. Then we will choose some scholarship students based on your materials.
We are looking forward to your application!
Open to composers of any nationality, age and residence.
He/she must have a strong interest in learning composition.
He/she must attend the 17th Takefu International Composition Workshop for full period or at least 5 days.
◎Required Materials
Make entry by sending materials below.
1.1 – 3 pieces of own composition (2 copies for each)
2.CD or DVD of above compositions (2 copies for each), if possible. Sound examples must be attached for compositions of electronic music
3.Brief biography as musician/composer such as educational background, schools, lessons, seminars and musical publications) in an A4 paper
4.Contact information (name, post address, telephone, e-mail address etc.)
Please note that these materials won’t be returned to you.
◎Entry Deadline
The entry must be delivered to the festival office by the 14th July (Fri) 2017.
◎Announcement of Result
The screening will be held in the late of July and the result will be notified in order.

Scenes of the Workshop


Composition Workshop


Composition Workshop





Contact information: Takefu International Music Festival Board Office Echizen-shi Cultural Center
2-3-3, Takase, Echizen, Fukui, 915-0832, Japan

TEL: 0778-23-5057 (from outside Japan +81 778 23 5057)
FAX: 0778-21-1975 (from outside Japan +81 778 21 1975)
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[LAST UPDATE 2018/3/29]