Osaka - Osaka International Chamber Music Competition

We are so delighted to announce that the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa 2023 will be held in May 2023. We hope a lot of exceptional ensembles will assemble at Osaka to show their fabulous performance!

The Osaka International Chamber Music Competition was first held in 1993 since then the triennial event ‘has become one the of the world’s leading String Quartet competitions alongside those held in Banff, London and Reggio Emilia’ (The Strad August issue 2011).

Celebrating the art of chamber music, the foundation has been encouraging emerging musicians from all over the world to exchange their performances, musical ideas, and repertoires, providing opportunities and career development.



May 12th to May 18th, 2023



Izumi Hall (Osaka)

*1st Round of the Festa will be held at the following two venues.

Toyama Prefecture Takaoka Cultural Hall (Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture)

Mie Pref. Fine Arts Center (Tsu, Mie Prefecture)



Section Ⅰ: String Quartet (Two Violins, Viola and Cello)

Section Ⅱ: Piano Trio (Piano, Violin and Cello) or Piano Quartet (Piano, Violin, Viola and Cello)

Festa: Chamber music ensembles consisting of two to six instrumentalists and of any combination of musical instruments.



The Competition is open to ensembles of all nationalities, whose members were born on or after May 1st,1984.

The Festa is open to ensembles of all nationalities and any age.

Further information will be announced next spring.


Taku Kawai
1-3-50 Shiromi,

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