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Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2015 Final Concert

Kaija Saariaho © Priska KettererFinal concert of 17th international competition for young composers.

At this concert, four finalist’s composition, out of 151 entries from 44 countries, chosen by this year’s judge Kaija Saariaho will be performed.




  • loop-fantasy for orchestra / Thomas Wally (Austria)
  • Cuadro de presencia for orchestra / Fabià Santcovsky (Spain)
  • Reachings for orchestra / Sebastian Hilli (Finland)
  • [difeʁãs] for orchestra / Yiğit Kolat(Turkey)


15:00, Sun. 31 May, 2015
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall: Takemitsu Memorial

Toru Takemitsu Composition Award 2015: Final Concert

Kaija Saariaho, judge
Kazumasa Watanabe, conductor
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Toru Takemitsu Composition Award

This Award is unique in that each year only one judge (without committee) is responsible for the outcome. Each year, the judge examines the submitted scores and selects by his own judgment the compositions to be awarded. Our foundation appoints 3 composers to judge the competition in 3-year cycles.
For the first cycle, Mr. Takemitsu himself chose the first three composers to head the competition.
After Mr. Takemitsu’s passing, the initial 3 composers nominated their 3 successors.

Since 2003, the selection of judges is made by ballot among the Foundation’s Advisors Committee (whose members have included the late Hiroyuki Iwaki, Oliver Knussen, Kent Nagano, Kazushi Ono, Simon Rattle, Esa-Pekka Salonen and the late Hiroshi Wakasugi) and the previous judges.

(from Official Website)


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Tokyo Opera City 35.682945, 139.686908


2015/MAY/28th(Thu) 1900PM @ Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall

The music of Kaija Saariaho
“L’Amour de loin(2000, Japanese premiere)” concert version with images

Ticket: S4,000JPY  A2,000JPY  Student 1,000JPY


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