The 6th Kobe International Flute Competition
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6. Structure of the Competition
7. President
8. Management Board
9. Jury
10. Eligibility
11. Applications
12. Participation Fee
13. Closing Date for the Application
14. The Applications are accepted by
15. Prizes
16. Announcement of the Results
17. Judgment
18. Travel and Accommodation Expenses
19. Copyright
20. Other

Rules and Condition


1. Title

The 6th Kobe International Flute Competition (KIFC)


2. Competition Dates

First round August 5 (Fri) - August 7 (Sun), 2005
Second round August 9 (Tue) - August 10 (Wed), 2005
Third round August 11 (Wed), 2005
Final August 13 (Sat), 2005


3. Competition Venue

Kobe Bunka Hall (All preliminary rounds and Final)
4-2-2, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, Japan
TEL: +81 (78) 351-3535


4. Organized by

Management Board of KIFC
City of Kobe
Kobe Cultural Foundation
Japan Federation of Musicians


5. Under the auspices of

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Agency for Cultural Affairs
Hyogo Prefectural Government
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Japan Flutists Association

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6. Structure of the Competition

About fifty competitors, who have passed the qualifying audition, are allowed to participate. There will be a first round, a second round, a third round and the final.


7. President

Tatsuo YADA, Mayor of Kobe


8. Management Board

Soichi MINEGISHI Chairperson Soichi MINEGISHI (Professor emeritus, Toho Gakuen School of Music)
  Kyoko ITOH (Chair of the board, the Japan Federation of Musicians)
  Ryutaro IWABUCHI (Professor emeritus, Kyoto City University of Arts)
  Masaru KAWASAKI (Professor emeritus, University of Tokoha Gakuen)
  Hiroaki KANDA (Principal, NHK Symphony Orchestra)
  Hiroshi KANEDA (Senior director, Kobe Cultural Foundation)
  Chang-Kook KIM (Professor, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music)
  Ryuichi OMIYA (Manager, NHK Kobe Broadcasting Center)
  Yoshinobu MACHIMOTO (Director General, Civic Affairs, Culture and Tourism Bureau, the City of Kobe)


9. Jury

Chang-Kook KIM Chairperson Chang-Kook KIM (Japan)
Andras ADORJAN   Andras ADORJAN (Denmark)
Petri ALANKO   Petri ALANKO (Finland)
Amy PORTER   Amy PORTER (America)
Yumiko SAKUMA   Yumiko SAKUMA (Japan))
Jean-Claude GERARD   Jean-Claude GERARD (France)
Auréle NICOLET   Auréle NICOLET (Switzerland)
Paul MEISEN   Paul MEISEN (Germany)
Soichi MINEGISHI   Soichi MINEGISHI (Japan)


10. Eligibility

Those born between 1973 and 1989 inclusive are eligible to apply.

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11. Applications

Applicants must complete the application form provided (obtainable through the website) and send it to the organizing secretary with two recent photographs of the applicant (5 cm by 5 cm), one of which must be attached to the space provided on the form.
Non-Japanese who reside overseas are expected to send a recording of their own performance (MD, CD, cassette tape only) with the application form.*1

*1Performance should be of the following (1) and (2).
  (1) Perform either (a) or (b) to be chosen by the competitor as following.
    (a) J.S.Bach: Corrente and Sarabande from Partita a-moll, BWV 1013
    (b) J.S.Bach: Sarabande and Bourrée Angloise from Partita a-moll, BWV 1013
  (2) Perform one piece to be chosen by the competitor from the following (a), (b) or (c).
    (a) S. Karg-Elert: "30 Studies op.107", No. 30
    (b) L. Lorenzo: Il "Non plus ultra" del Flautista 18 capricci per Flauto op.34, No.17 "Sogno futuristico"
    (c) E. Bozza: 14 Etudes-Arabesques, No.14 "Veloce"


12. Participation Fee

Twenty thousand Japanese yen should be paid to the following account by bank remittance at the time of application (with bank transfer fee being at applicant's cost). In the case of applicants who reside overseas and wish to be screened in the qualifying audition, payment should be made to the organizing secretary by May 20 (Fri), 2005, only after receiving the acceptance letter.
The Participation fee is not refundable under any circumstances.

Bank account: Management Board of Kobe International Flute Competition
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Kobeekimae Branch,
ordinary account: 313-7651262


13. Closing Date for the Application

Applications must arrive no later than January 31 (Mon), 2005


14. The Applications are accepted by

Management Board of Kobe International Flute Competition
c/o Kobe Cultural Foundation
4-2-2, Kusunoki-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo, 650-0017
TEL: +81 (78) 351-3597
FAX: +81 (78) 351-3121
e-mail: info@kobe-bunka.jp
URL : https://www.kobe-bunka.jp/flute/


15. Prizes

First prize Two million Japanese yen and a diploma of merit
Second prize One million Japanese yen and a diploma of merit
Third prize Half a million Japanese yen and a diploma of merit
Forth to sixth prize Two hundred thousand Japanese yen and a diploma of merit each

* Special prizes may be awarded apart from those mentioned above.
* Some extra prizes may be awarded by bodies and individuals in accordance with the spirit of this competition.

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16. Announcement of the Results

First round Evening of August 7 (Sun), 2005
Second round Evening of August 10 (Wed), 2005
Third round Evening of August 11 (Thu), 2005
Final Afternoon of August 13 (Sat), 2005


17. Judgment

Performances are to be judged by the Adjudication Panel on the basis of the regulations provided separately.


18. Travel and Accommodation Expenses

(1) Competitors must bear travel expenses.
For competitors from abroad, however, half of the ticket price (economy class) for a round trip of the shortest distance from the nearest airport to the competitor's place of residence to Kansai International Airport will be subsidized to a limit of fifty thousand yen.
(2) Competitors must bear accommodation expenses.
Competitors who wish free accommodation, however, will be provided with accommodation designated by the Management Board. The period will be from August 3 (Wed), two days prior to the opening of the competition, to the dates indicated below.
(a) Participants in the first round: to the morning following the end of the first round
(b) Participants in the second round: to the morning following the end of the second round
(c) Participants in the third round: to the morning following the end of the third round
(d) Finalists: to the morning following the end of the final
(e) Prize winners nominated by the Adjudication Panel: to the morning following the Exhibition Concert


19. Copyright

All rights for recording, broadcasting, sales of recordings, etc. of the performance presented in and for this competition remain the property of the Organizer.


20. Other

(1) Prize winners nominated by the Adjudication Panel are to perform in an Exhibition Concert on August 14 (Sun), 2005.
No performance fee will be paid.
(2) Any matters arising over these Rules and Conditions are to be solved based on the Japanese version of these rules and/or in conformity to Japanese law.

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