2018′ Application Guideline



First round, semifinal, Concert by Judges and Final rounds

Yokosuka Art Theatre
3-27 Honcho Yokosuka, Kanagawa, 239-0041, Japan
Phone 81-46-828-1600

Gala Concert by winners

Blue Rose Recital hall, Suntory Hall Tokyo
1-13-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Phone 81-3-3505-1001


Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (cond. Naoto OTOMO)


*1.This award will be given to the best performer of C. Debussy, Premier Rhapsody in memory of one of founders of this competition and former principle clarinetist, late Mr. Koichi HAMANAKA)

Accompany pianists

Any applicants can ask for official pianists. Rehearsal with official pianists is arranged by organizers. Pianists may change round to round.
No applicants are allowed to ask accompany piano to official pianist personally.
For the finalists, rehearsal with orchestra is scheduled a day before the final round.

Compulsory pieces

Preliminary selection

Jean Francais:Clarinet Concert 3rd and 4th movement (accompanied by piano)

First round

Perform both (1) and (2).
The order of performance can be arranged by applicants.
Any publisher is accepted.

(1)F. Devienne:Sonate No. 1 C major 1st mov.(no repeat, publisher Transatlantiques)
(2)C.M.v. Weber : Concertino for Clarinet C minor/Eb major Op. 26

Second round

Perform both (1) and (2).
The order of performance can be arranged by applicants.
Any publisher is accepted.

(1) R. Schumann : Fantasiestücke Op. 73
(2) Choose one of these pieces

・F. Donatoni:Clair No. 1


Perform (1) (2) and (3) within 40 minutes.
The order of performance can be arranged by applicants.

(1) C.Debussy:Premier Rhapsody
(2) Choose one from these 2 pieces.

  1. J. Brahms: Sonate for Clarinet No. 1, F minor Op.120 No.1
  2. J. Brahms: Sonate for Clarinet No. 2, Eb major Op.120 No.2

(3) Free solo recital
Pieces must be composed after 1901.
You may be requested to hand a copy of music to the secretariat.
The conditions to choose piece

  1. Music must be published
  2. Original piece for clarinet (Arrangement by composer him/herself is acceptable)
  3. Unaccompanied or piano accompany piece
  4. Neither concerto nor concertino is acceptable.
  5. Pieces played in other rounds in this competition are not acceptable.
  6. Perform whole music or pick up a movement from the piece.
  7. We may request you to hand the original music to the organizer.


Perform both (1) and (2).
The order of performance can be arranged by applicants.

(1)W.A.Mozart:Clarinet Concert A major KV 622(Play without music)
(2)Original piece for the competition by Michio KITAZUME
Publisher:Zen-On Co., Ltd.  Will be published in Jan 15, 2018

Publishers are not limited unless it is indicated.




Fee for application

10,000JPY for preliminary selection and additional 20,000JPY for further rounds.
The Fee is not refundable for any reason.

How to apply

Application period

January 15th~March 30th, 2018 or the date that certain numbers of application are received, whichever comes first.

Mailing address

Secretariat Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition 2018

2F NA bldg. 1-3 Kanda Sudacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0041, Japan
Phone 81-3-3957-0996
※Use e-mail for inquiry to secretariat from abroad.