Kyoto International Music Students Festival 2016


We present the 24th Kyoto International Music Students Festival 2016, an annual musical event held each spring in Kyoto. The Festival invites 107 students of premier music schools from 10 countries (23 students from 9 schools in 9 foreign countries and 84 students from 13 schools in Japan) to Kyoto to foster international exchange through music and to develop the skills of the young musicians. The Festival comes to 24 times with 2,698 music students participating (520 from overseas, 2,178 from Japan). By performing at the Festival, these students have used music as a meaning to deepen their understanding each other. Many people enjoy the new musical perspective and performances of wonderful sensitivity of these young musicians from around the world.
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Festival Summary

Date May21(Sat.)-May25(Wed.),2016<Five days>
18:30 performance starts
*15:00 on May21 and 22
LocationKyotofuritsu Fumin Hall 'ALTI'
Karasuma Ichijo-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Admission fee (tax include) ¥1,000 (*Five-show afficionado ticket:¥3,000)
OrganizerRohm Music Foundation
SponsorROHM CO., LTD.
SupportEmbassies of countries with participating students; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; Agency for Cultural Affairs; Kyoto Prefecture; Kyoto City
CooperationKyotofuritsu Fumin Hall ALTI

Participating Schools

(Foreign countries : 9 schools, 23 students ; Japan 13 schools, 84 students ; Total 22 schools, 107students)


Performances in a variety of genres : strings,wind,vocals,piano,etc., are given by the participating schools or ensembles of students from different schools, then the final day climaxes with a finale consisting of a performance by orchestra and choir.
Date Country School

May 21(Sat.)

Republic of Italy CONSERVATORIO DI MUSICA «G. Verdi» di MILANO 2(Oboe,Piano)
United Kingdom Royal Academy of Music 4(Viollin,Violin,Viola,Cello)

May 22(Sun.)

Russian Federation The Moscow P.I.Tchaikovsky State Conservatory 3(Horn,Trumpet,Trombone)
Federal Republic of Germany Universität der Künste Berlin 2(Trumpet,Piano)

May 23(Mon.)

French Republic Conservatorie national supérieur  de musique et de danse de Paris 3(Soprano,Baritone,Piano)
Republic of Austria Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien 2(Violin,Piano)

May 24(Tue.)

Kindom of Norway Norwegian Academy of Music 1(Piano)
Republic of Hungary Liszt Ferenc Zeneművészeti Egyetem 1(Piano)

May 25(Wed.)

United States of America The Juilliard School 4(Viollin,Cello,Piano,Composer)
Japan Kyoto City University of Arts 5(Saxophone Quartet,Piano)
FINALE  Conductor :  Universität der Künste Berlin
Orchestra and Chorus : Comprising of participating students
Japan Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music
Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts
Kunitachi College of Music
Kurashiki Sakuyo University
Kyoto City University of Arts
Musashino Academia Musicae
Osaka College of Music
Osaka University of Arts
Senzoku Gakuen College of Music
Soai University
Toho Gakuen School of Music
Tokyo College of Music
Tokyo University of the Arts
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* The program may be altered depending on the performers’ availability.

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