“Skills recognized throughout the world”are an important asset that Akiko Suwanai has gained through her experience as a celebrated violinist.
International Music Festival NIPPON’s master classes (open lessons) enthusiastically impart these skills to young musicians.
Ms. Suwanai was deeply impressed by the master class she took as an elementary school student. As a result, she has been determined to provide even children of that age with high-quality guidance from professional musicians. The two-day master class period brings together young people’s dreams of becoming successful musicians, and the music festival’s dream of supporting their aspirations.
The master classes are sure to provide a rich and meaningful experience for all.
[Dates] Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15,2020
[Location] Tokyo College of Music, Ikebukuro Campus MAP
Master Class Schedule
※Capacity: 10 persons.
※Each participant receives a lesson from each instructor over the two days.
※The lesson schedules of participants will be decided by the festival office.
Tokyo College of Music, Ikebukuro Campus
Saturday, March 14
|Saturday, March 14||Akiko Suwanai||Svetlin Roussev|
Sunday, March 15
|Sunday, March 15||Akiko Suwanai||Svetlin Roussev|
|Class Completion Concert by master class participants|
Information for Auditors
・All master class lessons will be open to general auditors.
・On Sunday, March 15, at 18:00, a Class Completion Concert by the master class participants will be held.
・Auditing tickets for master class lessons ＜¥1,000 (including tax) each day＞ and for the Class Completion Concert by master class participants ＜¥500 (including tax＞ will go on sale in February 2020 through Japan Arts Pia.
Open Master Class Application Guidelines
|Dates||Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15,2020|
|Location||Tokyo College of Music, Ikebukuro Campus|
|Eligibility||Applications will be accepted regardless of nationality. Participants must attend all events of the master class.
*A Japanese interpreter will be present in the lessons of Svetlin Roussef.
|Number of participants to be accepted||10 persons x 2 lessons
(Each participant will receive lessons from both Akiko Suwanai and Svetlin Roussef.)
|Tuition Fees||Elementary school students (age 6-12 in principle) ¥10,000 (including tax) ／ Junior high school students and older (age 13-25 in principle) ¥50,000 (including tax)|
|Lesson time||50 minutes for each lesson|
|Class Completion Concert||Sunday, March 15, A Class Completion Concert by the Participants will be held|
|Travel and accommodation expenses||Travel and accommodation expenses must be covered by the participants themselves.|
|Audition Pieces||Please send us an audio-visual recording of your performance of two pieces that you select (about 15 minutes long in total). One piece must be a virtuosic work (such as Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, Sarasate, Waxman).|
|Study piece||Please select piece(s) to study in the class. (It does not necessarily have to be the audition pieces.)|
|Accompanists (piano)||Hiroko Komoriya, Eri Hayashi (They will be accompanists in the Class Completion Concert as well.)|
|Application and Screening||
Participants will be decided by comprehensive evaluation, referring to the audition recordings.
Please send the following with the Application Form
(1) The required information
(2) An audio-visual recording of a performance by the applicant, made within the past year
<To apply on line>
Please follow the format of the application form below, and post your performance recording to YouTube.
First, set the YouTube video to “Private.”
In the “Comments” field, enter your name; the title of the piece performed; and the date, time and location of the recording.
Then post the video.
|Application deadline||Applications must be received by Monday, December 9, 2019.
Applicants will be notified of the results by e-mail in early February, 2020 (period to be confirmed).
|Please send applications and inquiries to||International Music Festival NIPPON Executive Committee, Master Class Office
Address: 2-1-6 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8905 (Japan Arts)
|Cancellation policy||Cancellations cannot be accepted after an applicant has passed the audition and paid the class tuition fee by bank transfer.
If a successful applicant cancels his/her participation due to unavoidable circumstances, the class tuition fee cannot be refunded.