Competition Overview

1. Title

The 2nd Saitama International Music Competition (JAPAN)


2. Purpose

The Saitama International Music Competition was held in 2022 as Saitama Prefecture’s first international music competition with a completely online judging system. We would like to discover and widely introduce outstanding musicians from around the world, share with children the desire to pursue dreams, share the joy of playing music, and lead to personal growth. The purpose of the prizewinner’s concert is to deepen international exchange among the prizewinners and contribute to the development of local musical culture.


3. Categories

◆Amature(no age limit)
◆Primary(under 12 years old, No competition experience)
◆Junior(under 12 years old)
◆Youth(under 18 years old)
◆Professional(over 18 years old)

 4. InstrumentForm

・Keyboard instruments (piano, four-hands)
・Vocal music (solo, chorus)
・String instruments (violin, viola, cello, contrabass, classical guitar, etc.)
・Woodwind instruments (flute, piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, etc.)
・Brass instruments (trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, etc.)
・Plucked string instruments (harp, Irish harp, arpa, mandolin, erhu, etc.)
・Percussion instruments (marimba, xylophone, etc.)
・Aerophone (ocarina, recorder, harmonica, accordion, bandoneon, etc.)
・Chamber music (duo, trio, quartet, etc. any combination)
If you would like to participate with other instruments, please contact the competition


5. Schedule

[Preliminary review]
Application period: January 21, 2024- May 26, 2024
Results Announcement: June 16, 2024

[Live Judging]
Junior, Youth, and Professional sections only
August 22&23, 2024
Saitama City Plaza East Hall

◆Prizewinner’s Concert◆
August 23, 2024


6. Organizer

Saitama Music Association


7. Contacts

Saitama Music Association, Competition Office