The 9th Osaka International Mandolin Festival & Competition

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Competition Outline

The 9th Osaka International Mandolin Festival & Competition will be held!

We will have two categories for solo competition, Mandolin and Mcnaoloncello.

Date:
  • 5-6th October, 2013 (Sat-Sun)
Location:
Competition Category:
  • Category A: Mandolin Solo
  • Category B: Mandoloncello Solo
Schedule:
  • July 1st, 2013 (Mon):
  • Deadline of application for the preliminary examination (Both category)
  • July 15th, 2013 (Mon):
  • Announcement of the result of the preliminary examination (On this website)
  • October 5th, 2013 (Sat):
  • Semifinal
  • October 6th, 2013 (Sun):
  • Final
= Category A: Mandolin =
  • APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
  • Under 30 years old on 6th October, 2013
  • PRIZES
  • First winner; JPY 200,000 and exta prize
  • Second winner; JPY 150,000 and extra prize
  • Third winner; JPY 100,000 and extra prize
  • PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (by recorded media)
  • Any choice from unaccompanied mandolin solo piece by Raffaele Calace(1863-1934)
  • SEMI-FINAL
  • Less than 20 minutes program including the‘Gran Preludio op 175’by Raffaele Calace (1863-1934). Performance time includes entrance and exit. No assignment for accompaniment.
  • FINAL
  • Free program for 20 – 30 minutes. Performance time includes entrance and exit. No assignment for accompaniment.
= Category B: Mandoloncello =
  • APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY
  • No limit for ages.
  • PRIZES
  • First winner; JPY 50,000 and extra prize
  • Second winner; JPY 30,000 and extra prize
  • Third winner; JPY 10,000 and extra prize
  • PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION (by recorded media)
  • Inspiration 3 by Hiromitsu Kagajo (1961-)
  • FINAL
  • Free program for 15 – 20 minutes, including the ‘Inspiration 3’ by Hiromitsu Kagajo.
    Performance time includes entrance and exit. No assignment for accompaniment.
JURIES (preliminary, semi-final and final):
  • Juan Carlos Munoz
    (Mandolinist and composer, Luxembourg)
  • Ugo Orlandi
    (Mandolinist, Italy)
  • Gertrud Weyhofen
    (Mandolinist, Germany)
  • Takayuki Ishimura
    (Mandolinist, Japan)
  • Takashi Kubota
    (Conductor and composer, Japan)
  • Kenzo Kumei
    (Mandolinist, Japan)
  • Yoshinao Kobayashi
    (Composer, Japan)
  • Goshi Yoshida
    (Mandolinist, Japan)
ENTRY FEE:
  • JPY 10,000 (both categories). Please pay the fee by 15th July, 2013, via bank transfer
    Bank name: The Bank of Kyoto, Ltd.
    SWIFT CODE: BOKFJPJZ
    Branch: Fujinomori (branch number 198)
    Bank address :2-438-2 Fukakusa Sujikai-bashi Fushimi-ku,Kyoto, 612-0889, JAPAN
    Account number: 3178698
    Account name: ARTE MANDOLINISTICA, NPO
NOTE:
  • If the fee is not paid by the due date, your entry will be canceled. Applicants take the transfer charge, and we do not return the entry fee in any situations. You have to pay the fee even if you turn down after the preliminary exam.
  • JUDGMENT PROCEDURE:
    • Juries will select among entries without knowing the entry names. 12 entries in category A, and 8 in category B will go to the semi-final/final. Judges score each entry by three accounts (A, B and C).
    • Category A
    • Full points in the semi-final is 50, 25 for compulsory and 25 for your self-chosen. Final is only self-chosen pieces, with 50 points. The final selection depends on the total score from semi-final and final (100 points) and the winner will be chosen by 8 referees. The highest and lowest points form juries are eliminated, and the average of the rest points is calculated.
    • Category B
    • Full points in the final is 50, 25 for compulsory and 25 for your choice. Calculation will be the same with that of category A.
    Notes for the Judgment:
    • 2 points will be reduced when your performance runs over. Results will be open to public. A jury cannot evaluate the entries who have ever learned under him. Program should be different between semi-final and final. You are not allowed to have any objection to the Juries.

Introduction of Entry

Application was closed.
DEADLINE OF APPLICATION (for preliminary examination):
  • 1st July, 2013 (Japanese time)
HOW TO APPLY:
  • Send the recorded CD-R and the application form with your photo to:
  • Application form (for Category A downloading-updates-xxl, for Category B downloading-updates-xxl)
  • ARTE MANDOLINISTICA, incorporated NPO (Yasunobu Inoue),
    Sujikaibashi-Kita 1-478, Fukakusa Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, 612-0869, JAPAN.
    Tel&Fax 075-646-3655
  • Note that the deadline is 1st July 2013 (on arrival). Applicants from abroad can apply with e-mail, with the attachment of MP3 of the recording, to the address: office@arte-mandolin.com. You should show your final program in the application form when you send. You can change the pieces or the order by 14th July, by sending an e-mail to us. After that the program change is not allowed. A photo can be sent by either e-mail attachment (JPEG format) or snail mail. The recorded playing should be within 3 months of application date and you cannot make any editing, especially you are not allowed to combine two (or more) recordings by editing. If we find the trace of editing in your recording, your entry will be cancelled. We may require resubmission when the recording quality is low.

Category A

ryo_aoyama
Ryo Aoyama
(1995- Tokyo, Japan)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • E.Marucelli/Capriccio Zingaresco
[FINAL]
  • Y.Kuwahara/Jongara
  • R.Calace/Rapsodia Napoletana

Piano:Rie Muto
ferdinand_binnendijk
Ferdinand Binnendijk
(1991- Netherlands)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • V.Kioulaphides/Sweelinck Variations
  • S.Ranieri/Canto d’Estate
[FINAL]
  • S.Ranieri/Variazioni su un thema di Haydn
  • V.Kioulaphides/Diferencias
  • J.Craton/The Gray Wolf
  • R.Calace/Preludio 1
natalya_kravets
Natalya Kravets
(1986- Russia)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • C.Munier/Spanish Capriccio
  • M.Teodorakis/Sirtaki (arr. N.Kravets)
[FINAL]
  • C.Munier/Rossiniana
  • E.Baev/Concert fantasy “Master & Margaret” after Bulgakov’s novel.
  • D.Zabavskiy/Kabora (for solo mandolin)
  • 2 Folk dances(arr. N. Kravets)
  • S.Leonardi/Trantella “Souvenir di Naples”

Guitar:Yana Povolskih
keisuke_matsuura
Keisuke Matsuura
(1984- Aichi, Japan)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • Y.Kuwahara/Improvised Poem
[FINAL]
  • C.Munier/Love song
  • S.Leonardi/Angeli e Demoni, Fantasia caratteristica per Mandolino solo
  • G.Pettine/My old Kentacky home
ekaterina_mochalova
Ekaterina Mochalova
(1988- Russia)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • D.Scarlatti/Sonata K81 e-moll, 1-2 mov.
  • O.Egorova/Celtish suite
[FINAL]
  • R.Calace/Concerto 2 for mandolin, 3rd mov.
  • Y.Kuwahara/Improvised Poem
  • C.Munier/Spanish capriccio

Piano: Olga Silvestrova
veronika_schlereth
Veronika Schlereth
(1987- Germany)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • Y.Kobayashi/Introduction and Allegro
  • E.Delacroix/Capriccio Nr. 3:Introduction-Theme- 6 Variations
[FINAL]
  • A.Sforgi di Pisa/Sonata VII
  • S.Leonardi/Angeli e Demoni, Fantasia caratteristica per Mandolin solo
  • Y.Kuwahara/Improvised Poem

Guitar:Klaus Macpolowski
kaworu_takahashi
Kaworu Takahashi
(1984- Hiroshima, Japan)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • C.Munier/Capriccio Spagnuolo
[FINAL]
  • Y.Kuwahara/Jongara
  • A.Kaufmann/Burletta, MitokaDragomirna
  • E.Marucelli/Valtzer Fantastico

Piano:Yukino Natsukawa
alvina_voznesenskaia
Alvina Voznesenskaya
(1988- Russia)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • D.Scarlatti/Sonata in A major K24(L495) Presto
  • C.Munier/Capriccio Spagnuolo
[FINAL]
  • A.Vivaldi/Concerto for Mandolin in C-dur
  • P.Chamorro/Fury
  • R.Calace/Piccola Gavotta

Piano:Olga Silvestrova

Category B

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
Noriaki Kawamura
(1983- Nagano, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • H.Kagajo/Inspiration
  • H.Kagajo/The dance of light
hidenori_kiyose
Hidenori Kiyose
(1992- Kyoto, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • D.Popper/Polonaise de Concert
  • V.Vanzo/Aria di concerto

Piano:Tomoko Hataoka
akiko_mimura
Akiko Mimura
(1989- Fukuoka, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • E.Lalo/Cello concerto 1-mov

Piano:Ryoko Mishima
subaru_niino
Subaru Niino
(1991- Hokkaido, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • H.Kiriyama/Suite for solo Mandoloncello
sakiko_nishida
Sakiko Nishida
(1994- Kyoto, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • J.S.Bach/Cello Suites No.1 in G major BWV1007 “Prelude”
  • F.Chopin/Introduction and Polonese Brillante

Piano:Mitsuko Akamatsu
taira_suzuki
Taira Suzuki
(1988- Tokyo, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • T.Suzuki/Opus for Mandoloncello No.3
  • T.Suzuki/Opus for Mandoloncello No.7
shiro_yamamoto
Shiro Yamamoto
(1982- Yamaguchi, Japan)
[Free Program]
  • J.S.Bach/Cello Suites No.1 in G major BWV1007 “Prelude”
  • D.Popper/Hungarian Rhapsody

Piano:Ryoko Mishima

Result of Competition

3 performers (applicants) got prizes as follows.

  • 1st Prize Ekaterina Mochalova (Russia)
  • 2nd Prize Ryo Aoyama (Japan)
  • 3rd Prize No one
  • 1st Prize No one
  • 2nd Prize No one
  • 3rd Prize Akiko Mimura (Japan)

results_category_a_final

Results of the Final (Category B)

One performer (applicant) got prizes as follows.

  • 1st Prize No one
  • 2nd Prize No one
  • 3rd Prize Akiko Mimura (Japan)

results_category_b_final

Results of the Semifinal (Category A)

These 5 performers advanced to the final.

  • 1st Ekaterina Mochalova (Russia)
  • 2rd Ryo Aoyama (Japan)
  • 3st Veronika Schlereth (Germany)
  • 4th Natalya Kravets (Russia)
  • 5th Ferdinand Binnendijk (Netherlands)

The final will be held on October 6th, 2013 at Phoenix Hall.

results_category_a_semifinal

Results of the Preliminary Screening

Category A: These 10 performers will advance to semi-final.
Category B: These 7 performers will advance to final.

  • Category A (Mandolin)
  • Ryo Aoyama (JPN)
  • Ferdinand Binnendijk (NED)
  • Marie Burou (FRA)
  • Natalya Kravets (RUS)
  • Keisuke Matsuura (JPN)
  • Ekaterina Mochalova (RUS)
  • Veronika Schlereth (GER)
  • Kaworu Takahashi (JPN)
  • Alvina Voznesenskaya (RUS)
  • Haruka Yamamoto (JPN)
  • Category B (Mandoloncello)
  • Noriaki Kawamura (JPN)
  • Hidenori Kiyose (JPN)
  • Akiko Mimura (JPN)
  • Subaru Niino (JPN)
  • Sakiko Nishida (JPN)
  • Taira Suzuki (JPN)
  • Shiro Yamamoto (JPN)

Semi-final will be held on Sunday October 5th, 2013 in Phoenix Hall, Osaka.

Osaka9thPrimCategoryA

Osaka9thPrimCategoryB

Results Summary

Category A: Mandolin Solo

1st
ekaterina_mochalova
Ekaterina Mochalova
pics2664 (Russia)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • D.Scarlatti/Sonata K81 e-moll, 1-2 mov.
  • O.Egorova/Celtish suite
[FINAL]
  • R.Calace/Concerto 2 for mandolin, 3rd mov.
  • Y.Kuwahara/Improvised Poem
  • C.Munier/Spanish capriccio

2nd
ryo_aoyama
Ryo Aoyama
pics2648 (Japan)
[SEMI-FINAL]
  • E.Marucelli/Capriccio Zingaresco
[FINAL]
  • Y.Kuwahara/Jongara
  • R.Calace/Rapsodia Napoletana

3rd
No one

Category B: Mandoloncello Solo

1st
No one

2nd
No one

3rd
akiko_mimura
Akiko Mimura
pics2648 (Japan)
[Free Program]
  • E.Lalo/Cello concerto 1-mov

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