15th Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition

Requiremants for 15th Kurashiki competition(PDF)


Aim to enhance the performance technique of saxophone through international competitions, contribute widely to the enlightenment of music culture.

Competition Date

October 12th, 2019(Saturday)
10:30-20:00 Section for Solo

October 13th, 2019(Sunday)
09:30-16:40 Section for Ensemble


Kurashikishi Geibunkan Hall Large hall
(15 mins. walk from JR Kurashiki Station )

Application requirements

Section of Solo

Students from Primary school to Adults (under age 30)

Section for Ensemble 

Below high school students, University students, and Adults(No age limit)

Number of positions

Section for Solo…Capacity 60 people

  • A) Section of Primary school students(under12)
  • B)Section of Junior high school students(under15)
  • C)Section of High school students(under19)
  • D)Section of University students and Adults(under30)

Section for Ensemble…Capacity 20 groups

  • E) Section of Under High school students
  • F) Section of University students and Adults

Musical composition

Any one musical composition

  • About 3~6 minutes for Section of Solo A)B)
  • About 3~7 minutes for Section of Solo C)D)
  • About 10 minutes for Section of Ensemble

(Composition can be arranged within the limited time)

  • Section of Solo:
    Any kind of saxophone (accompaniment by piano and page-turner can be participated but please prepare by performer.)
    *If you need advice about accompanist, please let me know early. (until end of August)
  • Section of Ensemble: Trio including one saxophone to Large ensemble
    * Any musical instrument, but cannot use instruments such as pianos, percussions (However small articles are acceptable) and acoustic equipment.
    Orchestration is acceptable. Max 50 performers.

Jury Chairperson

Kazuo Tomioka

(Senior fellow professor of Kurashiki Sakuyo University,
Former vice-president of Senzoku Gakuen College of music,
Guest professor of Tokyo University of Arts,)


Manryu Ri

(Prof. of China Conservatory of music)

Toshihisa Ogushi

(Prof. of Tokyo music university)

Toshikazu Nagase

(Prof. of Kurashiki Sakuyo university)

Naomi Tabata

(Lecturer of Kobe college,Doshisya Women’s College,Tokushima Bunri University)
* only October 12th 

Michiro Sato

(Board chairman of Federation of Okayama wind instrument music)
*only October 13th, 


  • Special prize (Kazuo Tomioka prize)prize of 100,000 yen for one large ensemble group(composed of only saxophones) or orchestra
  • Certificate and Secondary Award.
  • Award certificate and secondary prize will be given to winners of the first to third prize in each category.
    (Subsidiary offers from sponsors and will be announced on the day.)

Application fee

Section of Solo:¥12,000 
Section of Ensemble:¥5,000/person *¥20,000 maximum/group


August 13th – Sept 12th, 2019

*We will accept it in the order of application,but when there are a large number of applicants, we will close before the deadline.

How to apply 

Please fax or e-mail necessary information.

Where to apply/Inquiry

Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition Executive Committee
E-mail: xk95927@ga3.so-net.ne.jp
*please send Japanese or English


①You cannot change the tune after applying.

②An underage must obtain consent from a guardian.

③On the day, please act safely according to the instructions of the organizer cannot assume the responsibility if there is an accident due to the carelessness of the performer. Please understand and cooperate.


Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition Executive Committee


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Okayama Prefecture; Kurashiki City; Okayama Prefecture Board of Education;
Kurashiki City Board of Educatin;Kurashiki; Kurashiki City Cultural Foundation;
Kurashiki Cable Television Co.,Ltd. ; Tamashima Television Co.,Ltd. ;
FM Kurashiki Co.,Ltd. ; Federation of Okayama wind instrument music;
Japan Saxophonist Association;

Executive Committee


  • Soichiro Oka(Board chairman of Kurashiki City Cultural Foundation)
  • Michiro Sato(Board chairman of Federation of Okayama wind instrument music)
  • Minoru Nakagiri(Specially-appointed Prof. of Kurashiki Sakuyo university)


  • KazuoTomioka
    (Secretary-general of Japan SaxophonistAssociation)


  • Yuki Inoue
    (Lecturer of Okayama Sanyo High School Music Course)

Committee member

  • Shunsuke Akaki
  • Soshi Okina
  • Atushi Kunishige
  • Chika Sato
  • Rinrin Ma
  • Shiori Mizukawa