Master classes


About Violin, Viola, Piano, Trumpet, Horn Classes

In principle, lessons are given individually on one-to-one basis. The lesson schedule will be determined after a discussion with the professor at a class meeting on the first day.
※Except Chamber Music.

About Cello Class

During the festival period, each student will take about 4 lessons.All students will mainly take Prof. Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi’s lessons and will also take lessons by Prof. Kangho LEE. In some cases students will also take lessons from cellists participating in the music festival(Masahiro Tanaka, Tomoya Kikuchi, and others) after checking the overall festival schedule.

About Flute Class

Professor Shigenori Kudou will participate from Sunday, July 22, to Wednesday, August 1.
From Thursday, August 2 until the end of the program, lessons will be given by assistant professor Kazuhiro Iwasa.

About Vocal Class

Any voices (Soprano, Mezzo, Alto, Tenor and Baritone, Bass) are welcome.
Set Piece: G.Donizatti: Opera “L'elisir d'amore” (All students should prepare for any arias, duos, trio, etc. from "L'elisir d'amore").
At the end of the lesson, vocal class concert will be given and all students will participate in.

Chamber Music Class

  • Applicants are requested to fill in more than 2 works which they would like to study. (Applicant’s request may not be satisfied due to inconvenient number of applicants or instrumentation.)
    ※ If you request to duos, please include not only duos but also quartet or ensemble.
  • Each student has a chance to perform at least one lesson piece at the “Chamber Music Class Concert” held in the second half of the term.


  • Individual participants are to work with professors or other students.
  • Study works and ensemble members will be decided by professors, and each student will participate in about 2 works.


  • Group participants are to study with appointed professors.

Open Lessons

Please note that lessons will be open to the public.
Those who wish to audit (except for students) should inform the festival office earlier on the day of the lesson.
The charge will be 1,500 yen (High School students and younger 700 yen) for 1 day, and 1,000 yen (High School students and younger 500 yen) per session, either in the morning or afternoon (approximately 3 hours each).


A piano accompanist will be assigned for violin, viola, cello, flute, and vocal classes, respectively. Interpreters(professors’ language to Japanese) will be provided for classes taught by foreign professors.

Optional Lessons (Orchestra Study/Chamber Music)

Students may take optional lessons in addition to the lessons of each master class. (Additional fee is required.)
If you wish to take optional lessons, please indicate this on the application form.

  • The repertoire will be informed in advance and the music should be prepared by each student accordingly.


There will be two or so lessons for Orchestra Study and Chamber Music respectively, during the master class period.

Chamber Music Optional Lesson

Group lessons of the following study pieces will be held.
One lesson is 60 minutes long and about two lessons will be held.
Specific study pieces and members of groups will be decided by festival professors based on the masterclass audition result.
Please understand in advance that applications may not be always accepted if there are too many applicants or for instrumentation circumstances.
<Study Pieces>
Beethoven : Piano Trio in B-flat major, Op. 11 1st mov.
Mozart : Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K. 478 1st mov.
※ Only violin, viola, cello, and piano students can take the lesson.

Chamber Music Faculty

  • Shigeo NERIKI(Pf)
  • Katsuya MATSUBARA (Vn)
  • Masahiro TANAKA(Vc)
  • Other…

Orchestra Study

The lesson is specifically designed for playing in orchestra that differs from playing solo.
We will select orchestral repertory that is important for each particular instrument.

Orchestra Study Faculty

Flute    Shigenori KUDOU / Assistant: Kazuhiro IWASA
Trumpet    Osamu TAKAHASHI
Horn    Takeshi HIDAKA