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About the 9th International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo


Competition Dates
Wednesday, September 6 ー Wednesday, September 20, 2023 

〈Orientation, First Round, Finals, Prizewinners’ Concert, First Prizewinner’s CD Recording〉

Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan (Musashino Civic Cultural Hall), Recital Hall

Marcussen & Søn, 1984 


〈Second Round〉

St. Gregory House, Institute for Religious Music 

Jürgen Ahrend, 1986 

Age Limit for Applicants
Persons born on or after January 1,1988 are eligible to participate.


The submitted video recordings of the required repertoire will be the basis for selection of participants in the First Round of the competition (fifteen performers, as a rule).
Required Repertoire for Audition

Applicants should prepare the following two works.

a) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr BWV 676

b) Robert Schumann (1810-1856): “6 Studien für den Pedalflügel” Op. 56 No. 4



Yves RECHSTEINER (Switzerland) Professor, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon


FASSANG László(Hungary)* Resident organist at Palace of Arts Budapest

HIROE Rie (Japan) Professor, Tokyo University of the Arts

KIM Jisung (South Korea) Professor, Seoul Theological University

Matthias MAIERHOFER (Austria) Professor, Hochschule für Musik Freiburg

Thomas OSPITAL (France) Professor, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris

Krzysztof URBANIAK (Poland) Professor, Akademia Muzyczna w Łodzi

*There have been changes in Jury. Prof. Martin HASELBÖCK will not be able to visit Japan in September due to health reasons.

Audition Jury


Yves RECHSTEINER (Switzerland) Professor, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Lyon


MATSUI Naomi (Japan) Professor Emerita, Seitoku University

Saskia ROURES (Spain) Professor, Conservatorio Superior de Música de Aragón 

SHIINA Yuichiro (Japan) Professor, Tohoku Gakuin University

Participation fee

15,000 Japanese Yen

Awards and Prizes

First Prize.................. Award certificate and 1,200,000 Yen in prize money

Second Prize...............Award certificate and 800,000 Yen in prize money

Third Prize..................Award certificate and 600,000 Yen in prize money

*Taxes will be deducted from the above-mentioned prize money in accordance with Japanese tax law.


Other finalists.............Award certificate

Audience Award (awarded to finalist selected by audience vote) .............Award certificate, souvenir

Other Awards

1) A CD of the First Prize winner will be released from Naxos. The recording sessions are scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, and Wednesday, 20, 2023 at Musashino Civic Cultural Hall.

2) The First Prize winner will be provided the opportunity to perform on tour in Japan at the invitation of Musashino Foundation for Culture and Lifelong Learning in fiscal year 2025.

Community Concert

Competitors who do not clear the first or second round may be invited to participate in a “Community Concert” (a mini concert utilizing a positive organ). Those who pass the audition will be contacted by the competition organization, and details will be decided at that time.


Organizing Committee of the 9th International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo


Musashino Foundation for Culture and Lifelong Learning

Musashino City

Cooperating Agencies

St. Gregory House, Institute for Religious Music
Japan Association of Organists

Japan Organ Society

Organ Arts Development Initiative

Rohm Music Foundation


Miyaji Music Kichijoji center

Cafe Gallery Musashino

Special sponsorship

Munetaka Yokota Organ Building and Research LLC.


Douwashoin Co., Ltd.




February, 2023 (not open to the public)

Wednesday, September 6
First Round

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10

Second Round
Wednesday, September 13 and Thursday, September 14
Sunday, September 17
Prizewinners’ Concert
Monday (National Holiday), September 18
First Prizewinner’s CD Recording

Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20


Travel and Lodging subsidy

Travel Expenses

For the participants of the First Round, travel expenses will be provided under the following conditions:


<Non-residents of Japan>

Travel expenses for applicants not resident in Japan will be covered either up to the actual flight cost or to the limit listed below, whichever is less. Travel cost support varies by geographical area, and will be paid in Japanese Yen to participants at the September 6 (Wednesday) orientation. Participants must bring a receipt or other document proving the cost of their airfare and submit it the day of the orientation. Any other travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant. 


Area and Maximum travel subsidy

Asia: 80,000 Japanese Yen

Outside Asia: 150,000 Japanese Yen


Travel expense grants will be given after any necessary taxes are deducted. (The applicable tax rate is, in principle, 20.42% as of May 2022.)


<Residents of Japan>

Travel costs are the responsibility of the contestant in principle.

Lodging Expenses

Lodging expenses (not including meals) for the duration of the competition will be provided for those contestants requiring accommodations, from the evening of Wednesday, September 6, 2023 as follows:


• First-round contestants.......... until the morning of Monday, September 11

• Second-round contestants.... until the morning of Friday, September 15

• Finalists...................................until the morning of Monday (National Holiday), September 18

• Awardees................................. until the morning of Tuesday, September 19

• First Prize winner..................... until the morning of Thursday, September 21


Accommodations will be provided at a hotel designated by the competition sponsors.



Secretariat of the 9th International Organ Competition Musashino-Tokyo

Musashino Foundation for Culture and Lifelong Learning, the Arts and Culture Department

Musashino Civic Cultural Hall, 3-9-11 Naka-cho, Musashino-City, Tokyo 180-0006 JAPAN

Telephone: +81-(0)422-54-8822 Fax: +81-(0)422-54-2014