23rd Academy

Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival

Academy Schedule
Lesson & Audition Repertoire
The office for reference and application

Guide to the Academy


August 02-06, 2017


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, Fagott, 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

Wednesday May 31, 2017(Stundent)


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 CD of the audition repertoire) Please indicate your name and pieces on your CD and case.

For application and inquiry

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.

The office for reference and application

For application and inquiry

Academy application details


Instruments Number to be admitted Faculties Tuition Fees
Flute 16 students (2 classes) Andrea Lieberknech (Professor, Hochschule für Musik und Theater in München)
Philip Pierlot (Principal, Orchestre national de France)
Oboe 8 students (1 classes) Luca Vignali (Principal, Roma Opera Orchestra)
Fagott 8 students (1 classes) David Seidel (Principal, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien)
Clarinet 16 students (2 classes) Michael Collins (International soloist)
Wenzel Fuchs (Principal, Berlin Philharmonic)
Saxophone 24 students (3 classes) Jean-Yves Fourmeau (Professor, C.N.R. de Cergy-Pontoise)
Nobuya Sugawa (Guest professor, Tokyo University of the arts/Kyoto City University of the arts)
Otis Murphy (Professor, Indiana University)

Brass instruments

Instruments Number to be admitted Faculties Tuition Fees
Trumpet 8 students (1 classes) David Bilger (Principal, The Philadelphia Orchestra)
Frits Damrow (Professor, The University of The Arts in Zürich)
Trombone 16 students (2 classes) Peter Sullivan (Principal, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra)
Horn 8 students (1 classes) Jens Plücker (Principal, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)
Tuba 8 students (1 classes) Christopher Olka (Principal, Cincinnati Symphony)


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