Bangkok Regional Round
Performing Dates: 6th – 9th July 2023

About Competition

Alexander MÜLLENBACH (Composer, Former Director of International Summer Academy at University Mozarteum): Artistic Director
Michael FRISCHENSCHLAGER (Honorary President at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna): Special Counselor
Yoshihiko SANO: Competition Director
Yoko KITANO: Executive Director

Objectives of the OSAKA International Music Competition

The spirit of this competition is to find a number of artists from around the world and help them to compete in an international setting. The OSAKA International Music Competition is dedicated to promoting arts and culture under the banner of world peace and mutual understanding.

Competition Categories

Section I

Piano, Vocal Music, Strings, Winds

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Section II

Early Music (Solo and Ensemble for Harpsichord, Period Instruments etc.), Two Pianos, Piano Four Hands, Duo, Ensemble, Folk Instruments

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Section III

Youth, Amateurs

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Competition Schedule

Bangkok Regional Round

6th – 9th July, 2023
MACM Hall, College of Music, Mahidol University
Application Deadline: 16th June 2023

Final Rounds

30th September – 8th October, 2023

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9th October, 2023
Takatsuki Arts Theatre North building Middle Hall (OSAKA)

Awards Ceremony

Section I, II
9th October, 2023

Section III
30th September & 1st October, 2023


Best performer from Section I or Section II;
Prize of JPY500,000, Certificate and Trophy.
Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra Award (to play with the orchestra in November 2024 – September 2025 season)

Second best performer; Certificate

Third best performer; Certificate

Sections I & II

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

Section III

Regional Round:
Gold Prize (Eligible to enter the finals for Section III), Silver, Bronze Prizes, others.

Final Round:
Best Amateurs/Youth Award: Best performer in the Youth and Amateurs Category;
Prize of JPY30,000 for Youth, JPY70,000 for Amateurs, Certificate
1st to 3rd Place: Certificate, Medal
4th to 6th Place, Certificate

Chief Executive Award: Recommendation to Gala Concert at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall (after 2024).
G. Henle Urtext Award: [Pf./Vn.] Purchase voucher 100 Euros for online purchase; a music book; a credit voucher for with 1,000 credits (about 100 value).
Mozarteum Scholarship: Recommendation to the International Summer Academy "Mozarteum" in 2024 including tuition fee.
Circle Wind Memorial Concert Scholarship: Performance at the "Circle Wind Memorial Concert" in New York.
Paris Music Forum Award: Concert in Paris or Seoul.
Cap Ferret Music Festival Scholarship: Invitation to Cap Ferret Music Festival in France.
Rellingen Mai Festival: Invitation to Rellingen Mai Festival in Germany in 2024.
Sawallisch Award: Invitation to academy held by Wolfgang Sawallisch Stiftung in Germany in 2024
Cecilia International Music Award: Recommendation to the Festival Villalago di Piediluco Terni in 2024.
Toccoa Falls College Award: Concert at Toccoa Falls College Recital Hall in Georgia, USA.
Puccini Award: Concert at OSAKA Hommachi Puccini Hall.
OSAKA Mayor Award, Takatsuki Mayor Award, Journalist Award, ALSO Award, Ongakugendai Award, Audience Award.
Opportunity to perform at Concert or Concerto concert.