The 12th ARTE International Mandolin Festival & Competition

Competition Outline

The 12th ARTE International Mandolin Festival & Competition will be held!

There are two categories, Mandolin solo and Mandolin Ensemble.

Date:
  • October 8-9, 2022 (Sat-Sun)
Location:
Competition Category:
  • Category A: Mandolin Solo
  • Category B: Mandolin Ensemble
Schedule:
  • July 10th, 2022 (Sun):
  • Deadline of application for the preliminary selection (Both Categories).
  • July , 2022 (Sat):
  • Announcement of the result of the preliminary selection (On the ARTE MANDOLINISTICA Official Website).
  • October 8th, 2022 (Sat):
  • Category A Semi-Final.
  • 1October 9th, 2022 (Sun):
  • Category A final,Category B Final.
Entry Fee:
  • JPY 10,000 (per a category).
Jury members (both categories):
  • Takayuki Ishimura (Mandolinist, Japan)
  • Annika Hinsche (Mandolinist, Germany)
  • Michio Kitazume (Composer, Japan)
  • Yoshinao Kobayashi (Composer, Japan)
  • Ayako Kojima (Mandolinist, Japan)
  • Julien Martineau (Mandolinist, France)
  • Masahiro Masuda (Guitarist, Japan)
  • Chiaki Masukawa (Mandolinist, Japan)
  • Go Mochizuki (Mandolinist, Japan)
  • [Change of juries]
     Ekaterina Mochalova* → Annika Hinsche
     *Mochalova became unable to go abroad.

Competition Guidelines
= Division A: Mandolin Solo =
  • APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:
  • [Age] Applicants must be 29 years old or younger as of October 9, 2022.
  • PRELIMINARY ROUND (RECORDED SCREENING):
  • Jürg Kindle: “Ares” from Mandopolis
    (Submission deadline July 10, 2022)
  • SEMI-FINAL (October 8, 2022) *APPROXIMATELY 10 APPlICANTS WILL BE SELECTED:
  • Raffaele Calace Prelude No. 10
    A program of no more than 20 minutes, including one of the pieces above (with or without accompaniment, regardless of instrument)
  • FINAL (October 9, 2022) *APPROXIMATELY FIVE CONTESTANTS WILL BE SELECTED:
  • Carlo Domeniconi 12 Preludes for Mandolin Solo (choose 1 piece)
    A program of at least 20 minutes but no more than 30 minutes, including one of the pieces above (with or without accompaniment, regardless of instrument)
= B Division: Mandolin Ensemble =
  • APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY:
  • [Number of participants] 3 to 8 (No age limit)
  • ENSEMBLE COMPOSITION:
  • Any composition including at least one mandolin instrument
  • PRELIMINARY ROUND (RECORDED SCREENING):
  • Any pieces of up to 10 minutes in length
    (Submission deadline: July 10, 2022)
  • FINAL (October 8, 2022) *SOME 6 GROUPS WILL BE SELECTED:
  • Free program of at least 15 minutes and up to 20 minutes, including at least one piece by a Japanese composer
Prize money
  • A Division:
  • 1st Prize 200,000 yen 2nd Prize 150,000 yen 3rd Prize 100,000 yen
  • B Division:
  • 1st Prize 50,000 yen 2nd Prize 30,000 yen 3rd Prize 10,000 yen
Extra prize (Division A only)
    The organizer will provide the first prize winner with a guest performance at a concert sponsored by
    ARTE MANDOLINISTICA. The program to be performed in this concert will be decided after discussion between the contestants and the Management Committee.

Introduction of Entry

  • Please send us the followings by 10th July, 2022.
  • Application form (for Category A, for Category B )
  • Your recordings (USB/DVD-R/Online Storage Service, etc.)
  • Photo
The address is:
  • ARTE MANDOLINISTICA office, Y. Inoue, Sujikai-bashi Kita 1-478, Fukakusa, Fushimi, Kyoto 612-0869, Japan.

Preliminary Examination Result

Preliminary Examination Result(pdf)

Category A: Mandolin solo

Kanae_AKAGI
Kanae Akagi
(JPN)
Roi_Dayan
Roi Dayan
(ISR)
Toko_DOBASHI
Toko Dobashi
(JPN)
Taku_HIRAKAWA
Taku Hirakawa
(JPN)
Natsuki_HORIKAWA
Natsuki Horikawa
(JPN)
Risa_KIM
Risa Kim
(JPN)
Marine_MOLETTO
Marine Moletto
(FRA)
Alice_Montalescot
Alice Montalescot
(FRA)
Tsukasa_OHARA
Tsukasa Ohara
(JPN)
Dilyara_Sagdeeva
Dilyara Sagdeeva
(RUS)
Risa_SHIMONO
Risa Shimono
(JPN)
Hanako_SOMEKAWA
Hanako Somekawa
(JPN)
Tzu-Rong_YANG
Tzu-Rong Yang
(TWN)

Category B: Mandolin Ensemble

C&V Orchesta Mandolino Ensemble
C&V Orchesta Mandolino Ensemble
(JPN)
Mandolin-Ensemble_Iris
Mandolin Ensemble*Iris
(JPN)