hong kong regional

第25回 大阪国際音楽コンクール

The 25th 2024
Osaka International Music Competition

*Video Submissions
Deadline: August 12th, 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Hong Kong regional round of the Osaka international competition is finally taking place again. After a difficult period of being unable to travel due to Covid-19, we are thrilled to host this event now that the borders are finally open. This competition is a wonderful opportunity to bring people together and enjoy the beauty of music once again.

Music is often referred to as the universal language, and it is a language that everyone can share and appreciate. It has the power to connect people from all walks of life, transcending cultural and linguistic barriers. We hope to experience this power of music firsthand by organizing events such as this.

We are honored to have been invited to host the regional round of this prestigious competition. This is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase the talent of musicians in our region and to demonstrate our commitment to the arts.

We hope that everyone’s participation will take advantage of this opportunity to share the beauty and power of music and the selected finalists shall have a fulfilling professional experience performing in Osaka. Please let music transport you into a world of pure emotion and artistry.


Section I

Piano/Strings (E1, E2, E3, J, H, U, G)

Wind/Vocal (J, H, U, G)

Harp (Junior, Senior)

Section III



(Own Choice of Repertoires)

  • *Students of music at high school, college, university, members of performing groups or music professionals are ineligible. Students outside of their majors are eligible.
  • *Silver Course: Graduates of music school who do not perform or teach primarily for professional pursuits or financial benefit for more than 10 years.


(Own Choice of Repertoires)

Piano (Infant A, B, C)


Repertoire Program (Choose 1 piece from the list)



Awards Ceremony

・Section I, II

October 14 at Takatsuki Arts Theatre South Building Torishima Hall after the Grand Final=Gala Concert

・Section III

October 5, 6 at Muramatsu Recital Hall Shin-Osaka, Abeno Kumin (Ward) Center

*Result announcement takes place at the judging venue and online on the day of judging.


October 14 at Takatsuki Arts Theatre South Building Torishima Hall (Osaka)


Grand Prix: Best performer from Section I or Section II; Prize of JPY500,000, Certificate and Trophy

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Award: Second best performer; Certificate

Osaka Governor Award: Third best performer; Certificate


1st to 3rd Prize in each category: Certificate, Medal Espoir Prize: Certificate


[Semi-finals] Gold Prize (Eligible to enter the finals for Section III), Silver, Bronze Prizes and others.

[Finals] Best Amateurs/Youth Award: Best performer in the Youth and Amateurs categories

Prize of JPY 30,000 for Youth, JPY 70,000 for Amateurs; Certificate

1st to 3rd Places: Certificate, Medal 4th to 6th Places: Certificate

<Special Prizes>

The 25th Anniversary Circle Wind Special Award: Prize of JPY 250,000

Chief Executive Award: Recommendation to play at a Gala Concert in 2025. (participation fee waiver)

Mozarteum Scholarship: Recommendation to the International Summer Academy “Mozarteum” in 2025 incl. tuition fee.

Paris Music Forum Award: Concert in Paris or Seoul

Cap Ferret Music Festival Award: Invitation to Cap Ferret Music Festival in France

Sawallisch Award: Invitation to academy held by Wolfgang Sawallisch Stiftung in Germany in 2025

Toccoa Falls College Award: Concert at Toccoa Falls College Recital Hall in Georgia, USA

Matsumoto Memorial Music Guest House Award: Concert at Matsumoto Memorial Music Guest House

Puccini Hall Award: Concert at Osaka Hommachi Puccini Hall

Thomas Kreuzberger Award: 500 euros a talented pianist aged 18 and under

Osaka Mayor Award, Takatsuki Mayor Award, Journalist Award, ALSO Award, Ongakugendai Award, Audience Award

Opportunity to perform at Concert or Concerto concert.

※ Travel, accommodation and other costs incurred participating in seminars and concerts must be paid by participants.