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Min-On Music Journey No. 90: Republic of Zambia

Welcome to Min-On’s Music Journey! Today, the Min-On Concert Association and the Embassy of the Republic of Zambia in Japan welcome you to Zambia in southern Africa.

Min-On Music Journey No. 89: Democratic Republic of the Congo

Welcome to Min-On’s Music Journey! Today, the Min-On Concert Association and the Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Japan welcome you to Democratic Republic of the Congo, located in the center of the African continent.

Min-On pays tribute to Jamaica and its musical culture in special anniversary event

On May 13, the Min-On Concert Association held a special concert at the Min-On Music Hall in honor of the 60th anniversary of formal diplomatic relations between Jamaica and Japan.

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World Federation of International Music Competitions general meeting held in Italy

World Federation of International Music Competitions general meeting held in Italy

The annual General Assembly of the World Federation of International Music Competitions (WFIMC) was held in Parma, Italy, from June 5–8 (JST).

Representatives and officials from more than 60 international competitions around the world gathered online and in person, including representatives of the Tokyo International Conducting Competition, a regular member of the meeting and an event organized under the auspices of the Min-On Concert Association.

A number of sessions were held at the general assembly, in addition to resolutions on amendments to the bylaws and the election of new officers. On June 8, the hosts of five competitions – the Arturo Toscanini International Conducting Competition, the Besancon International Competition for Young Conductors, the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam and the Tokyo International Conducting Competition – took to the stage for a wide-ranging panel discussion on conductor competitions.

In addition to appeals from each competition, many issues were discussed, including the preliminary screening selection process, issues related to the gender of participants and judges and more, making for a productive annual general meeting.

The 20th Tokyo International Conducting Competition will be held in October this year.

Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2024 – Regulations (2024)

Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2024 – Regulations (2024)

Please see below for regulations of the “Tokyo International Conducting Competition” to be hosted in 2024. Regulations〔ENGLISH/PDF〕  https://www.conductingtokyo.org/file/english2024.pdf Réglement〔FRANCAIS/PDF〕 https://www.conductingtokyo.org/file/francais2024.pdf...

Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2024 – Outline (2024)

Tokyo International Conducting Competition 2024 – Outline (2024)

Please see below for an outline of the "Tokyo International Conducting Competition" to be hosted in 2024. ■DATES, VENUES AND ORCHESTRAS 1. First Preliminary Round Dates: October 7 (Monday) and 8 (Tuesday), 2024 Venue: The Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Nishi Shinjuku,...

Interview with the Ambassador of Argentina

Interview with the Ambassador of Argentina

As part of its ongoing series of meetings with ambassadors of the world stationed in Japan, the Min-On Concert Association interviewed His Excellency Rubén Eduardo Miguel Tempone, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Argentine Republic to Japan. The...

Interview with the stars of “Mumbai ☆ Star”

Interview with the stars of “Mumbai ☆ Star”

On December 12, 2023, three members of the Bollywood musical “Mumbai ☆ Star” – producer Devika Punjabi, female lead Arushi Nigam and male lead Avenav Mukherjee – were interviewed for a Min-On Concert Association periodical. The musical is an original production of...

Interview with the Ambassador of Georgia

Interview with the Ambassador of Georgia

As part of its ongoing series of meeting with ambassadors of the world stationed in Japan, the Min-On Concert Association interviewed His Excellency Teimuraz Lezhava, Ambassador Extraordinaryand Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Japan. The ambassador shared his thoughts...

“We are tomodachi desu”

“We are tomodachi desu”

Interview with Her Excellency Ms. Shorna-Kay M. Richards, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Jamaica to Japan Min-On: Thank you for sharing your time with us, Madam Ambassador. I understand that this [2022] marks the 60th anniversary year of Jamaica’s...

Congo ambassador calls on Min-On

Congo ambassador calls on Min-On

On May 31, His Excellency Nsenda Lukumwena, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of Congo to Japan, visited the Min-On Concert Association in Tokyo. He was greeted by Min-On President Koji Yamaguchi, Vice President Yasuharu Ito,...

Oman ambassador visits Min-On

Oman ambassador visits Min-On

On May 28, His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Al Busaidi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sultanate of Oman to Japan, paid a courtesy call on the Min-On Concert Association. He was greeted by Min-On President Koji Yamaguchi, Vice President Yasuharu Ito,...

Renowned Brazilian musical icon visits Min-On

Renowned Brazilian musical icon visits Min-On

On May 21, Jose Carlos Amaral Vieira called on the Min-On Concert Association in Tokyo. He was greeted by Min-On Standing Advisor Hiromasa Ikeda, President Koji Yamaguchi and Advisor Kazuto Ito. The acclaimed pianist and composer from Brazil was in Japan on an...

Tunisian ambassador visits Min-On

Tunisian ambassador visits Min-On

On April 25, His Excellency Ahmed Chafra, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiay of the Republic of Tunisia to Japan, called on the Min-On Concert Association, in Tokyo. Agreeing with the peace-building philosophy of Min-On founder Daisaku Ikeda, Ambassador...

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