About the 19th Academy

Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival

Academy Schedule
Lesson & Audition Repertoire

Guide to the Academy


August 01-05, 2013


Student course: one-on-one lessens are provided by professors from various countries. Students can receive lessons with music of their free choice as well as lesson repertoire listed on our homepage.
Auditor course: Participants are allowed to audit all lessons of brass and woodwind instruments.


Woodwinds (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Fagotto, Saxophone)
Brass (Trumpet, Trombone, Horn, Tuba)


  • Student : any musician who is 15 years old or above
  • Auditor : open to any person who is above 12 years old

* Students will be drawn from an international pool of applicants.
* Additionally, home-stay accommodations can be available for  foreign students.


  • The lessons will be given in two types of forms. One-to-one lesson and group lesson.
  • The individual lessons will be given for 40 minutes, and 4 times per student. All lessons will be with piano accompaniment.
  • Pieces below will be with piano accompaniment.
  • Students will be allowed to audit the lessons of other students. In addition, practice rooms will also be provided.
Lesson & Audition Repertoire

Deadline for application

Friday May 31, 2013 (Student)


The application form should arrive at the following address with all necessary information (name, age, address, telephone number, school or occupation, music career and a cassette tape, CD, MD of the audition repertoire) Please indicate your name and pieces on your tape and case.

Notification of results

All participants will be notified by return mail of their acceptance into the Academy by the middle of June.


  • If necessary, contestants are responsible for obtaining their own visas to enter Japan.
  • If necessary, Academy and Festival Office will issue an invitation  letter upon request.

Academy application details


Instruments Number to be admitted Faculties Tuition Fees
Flute 16 students (2 classes) Shigenori Kudo (Professor, Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Tokyo College of Music)
Philippe Pierlot (Principal, Orchestre National de France)
Oboe 8 students (1 classes) Paolo Grazia (Principal, the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra)
Clarinet 16 students (2 classes) Jérôme Voisin (Principal, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France)
Wenzel Fuchs (Principal, Berlin Philharmonic)
Fagotto 8 students (1 classes) Valentino Zucchiatti (Principal, Teatro alla Scala orchestra)
Saxophone 24 students (3 classes) Jean-Yves Fourmeau (Professor, C.N.R. de Cergy-Pontoise)
Nobuya Sugawa (International saxophone artist)
Otis Murphy (professor, Indiana University)

Brass instruments

Instruments Number to be admitted Faculties Tuition Fees
Trumpet 16 students (2 classes) James Thompson (Professor, Eastman School of Music)
Frits Damrow (Professor, Zurich University of the Arts)
Trombone 8 students (1 classes) Peter Sullivan (Principal, Pitsburg Symphony Orchestra)
Horn 8 students (1 classes) Richard Bissill (Royal Opera House Orchestra)
Tuba 8 students (1 classes) Sérgio Carolino (Principal, Porto National Orchestra)


Instruments Number to be admitted Faculties Tuition (1 Day) Tuition 5 Day Notes
All 250 auditors General ¥4,000 ¥16,000 Available for all instruments
Elementary school, high school and junior high school students ¥4,000 ¥16,000