【Cancelled】The 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa

March 30th, 2021

Japan Chamber Music Foundation regrets to announce the cancellation of the 10th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition and Festa due to concerns over the ongoing outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Postponed from the original date last year, we have been preparing for the Competition and Festa to be held this May, however, the COVID-19 is still spreading all over the world, and it prohibits us from international travel till this day. Therefore, there is no certainty that we can welcome all the attendants from abroad, and for them to engage in their activity in Japan because of the restrictions for international travelers. For this reason, it is not possible to hold an international event with definite safety and equality for all the attendants in this unusual time.

We have great respect for the splendid efforts all the attendants have made, and we thank all the people for their devotion for the Competition and Festa. It would be very appreciated if you could generously understand our difficult decision.

Any updated information about the next Competition and Festa will be announced through our website and SNS in the future.

Last but certainly not the least, may you keep in good health and we hope we can come back to the usual musical activity soon after overcoming this pandemic.

Sincerely yours,
Japan Chamber Music Foundation

The 10th Competition & Festa Selected ensembles

-Competition Section I String Quartet
Aeolus Quartet, USA
Chaos String Quartet, Austria
Callisto Quartet, USA
Quartet Integra, Japan
Quatuor Akos, France
Jubilee Quartet, UK
Zorá String Quartet, USA
Quartetto Cercatore, Japan
HONO Quartet, Japan
Balourdet String Quartet, USA

-Competition Section II Piano Trio/Quartet
Amatis Trio, Austria
Oak Trio, China
Trio Incendio, Czech
Trio Helios, France
Trio Delarte, Japan
Trio Pantoum, France
Merz Trio, USA
Mosa Trio, Netherlands
L'Ondine Trio. Germany
Quartetto Werther, Italy

A4 Brass Quartet, UK
Quatuor Aeolina, France
SaxAkkord Duo, Russia
Stas Venglevski & Tatiana Krasnobaeva, Belarus
Duo Canzonetta, Austria
Duo Sonoro,Ukraine
Duo Neria, France
Duo Revolut, Switzerland
Jerusalem Duo, Germany
Quintette Le Bateau Ivre, France
The Bulldog Brass Society Quintet, USA
Duo Imagique, Poland
Duo de la lune et du soleil, Japan
Baikal Quartet, Russia
BaLAns, Russia
Fuse, Netherlands
Lucid Duo, Austria

JCMF Press Release 20210330 "Cancelled - The 10th Osaka International Chamber Music"