application guidelines for Ikuta Cup
The 1st Nagoya International Guitar Competition ”IKUTA CUP”
will be held in this Nov 30th 2019!!
A completely new style competition!
There are 3 categories for all Generation.
General category seeks to find guitarists who can perform concerts at any age and provide opportunities.
Junior category opens for children under 15years old.
Amateur category will be held for the purpose of making the existence of the guitar in your life more meaningful as a revelation. Please read from the QR in the lower right for details.
(Recording or youtube)
・General category: Free choice of the pieces (within 10 minutes )
・Junior category: Free choice of the pieces (within 5 minutes )
・Amateur category: Free choice of the pieces (within 6 minutes)
How to apply?
Please specify the matters of(1)~(6)in the main text, and attach the recording or video, or send YouTube link to the following e-mail address.
(6)song titles, composer name, arranger name of the free pieces at the final round
A maximum of 10 to 15 people can participate in the final round of each category. The recording can be duplicated with the piece of final round.
The application deadline is 9/30 (Monday), and the result of the finals will be chosen sent by e-mail in about one week.
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ikuta)
applicants must pay the entry fee ¥ 3,000 for the 1st round when submitting the recording or youtube link, then pay the fee of ¥ 7,000 for the final round after passing through the final round.
About the international entries, please send a email for further guidance.
Final Round (live performance)
Set piece(details below)
Free choice of the pieces (within 10 minutes)
The set piece will be decided by lottery on November 16th from these 3 pieces below, and competitors can choose whether they play the set piece with or without the music stand.
* dedicatoria (E. Granados)
* Allegro from Unaccompanied Violin Sonata No. 2, BWV 1003 (J.S. Bach) (without repeat)
* Sarabande (F. Poulenc)
Free choice of the pieces (within 5 minutes )
Free choice of the pieces (within 6 minutes)
The duration must including tuning time between songs on each category.
Date and Venue?
November 30th sat. 2019
Ark Sakae Salon Hall 2-12-12 Sakae Naka-ku, Nagoya ,Aichi ,Japan
Ark Sakae Shirakawa Building 2nd floor.
1st prize:70,000 yen and 3 concerts(values approximately 100,000yen for 3 concerts) planned for 3 locations in Nagoya and suburban cities in 2020
2nd prize:20,000 yen
3rd Prize:10,000 yen
Each category winner: free Lesson from the guest artist on 12/1 (Sunday) or 2020 Invitation as a student to NGF-sponsored guitar course (1 course)
Planned jury: Gen Matsuda, Gaku Yamada, and Kenji Ito , Gian marco Ciampa and more coming..
email@example.com (Naoki Ikuta)