Competition Overview

1. Title

The 1st Saitama International Music Competition (JAPAN)


2. Purpose

The Saitama International Music Competition will be held in 2022 as Saitama Prefecture’s first international music competition with a completely online judging system. We would like to discover excellent musicians from all over the world, introduce them to the public, share the desire to pursue dreams with children, and share the joy of playing music, which will lead to personal growth. The Saitama Music Festival, which will be held in August 2023, aims to deepen international exchanges among the winners and contribute to the development of local music 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

〈the 1st〉
Application deadline: December 31, 2022
Results: January 27, 2023

Prize Winner Concert “Sainokuni Saitama Music Festival”
August 23 and 24, 2023
Click here for details of the music festival (scheduled to be released in 2023)


6. Organizer

Saitama Music Association


7. Contacts

Saitama Music Association, Competition Office