4th Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2018



4th Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2018

  • Preliminary selection   by digital recording
  • First round   26th to 28th August, 2018
  • Second round   29th and 30th August, 2018
  • Semi Final   31th August, 2018
  • Concert by Judges   31th August, 2018
  • Final   2nd September, 2018
  • Gala concert   5th September, 2018



  • First round, semifinal, Concert by Judges and Final rounds

    Yokosuka Art Hall

    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)


  • 1st Prize 800,000JPY
  • 2nd Prize 400,000JPY
  • rd Prize 200,000JPY

Koichi HAMANAKA Award 100,000JPY (This award will be given to the best performerof C. Debussy, Premier Rhapsody in memory of one of founders of this competition and former principle clarinetist, late Mr. Koichi HAMANAKA)
Yokosuka Award will be given who received the highest score by audience.

Compulsory pieces

Preliminary selection

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

First round

Perform both (1) and (2).

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

Second round

Perform both (1) and (2).

(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.

(1)C.Debussy:Premier Rhapsody

(2) Choose one from these 2 pieces.

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

(3)Free solo recital

Pieces must be composed after 1901.


Perform both (1) and (2).

(1)W.A.Mozart:Clarinet Concert A major KV 622
(2)Original piece for the competition by Michio KITAZUME


Michel ARRIGNON (France) ※President

Philippe BERROD (France)

Jerry CHAE (Korea)

Wei-Leng(William) CHEN (Taiwan)

Michael COLLINS (UK)

Johannes GMEINDER (Germany)

Harri MAKI (Finland)

Ayako OSHIMA (U.S.A.)

Seiki SHINOHE (Japan)

Tadayoshi TAKEDA (Japan)

Yuan YUAN (China)


Organizing committee of Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2018

Foundation of Arts and Culture, Yokosuka

【Special Sponsor】
Buffet Group Japan
Nonaka Boeki, Co. Ltd.
Yamaha Music Japan

【Sponsors】(Alphabetical order)
ANA Holdings Inc.
Canon Inc.
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
East Japan Railway Company
Itochu Corporation
JXTG Holdings, Inc.
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance
Mitsuuroko Co.,Ltd
Mitsubishi Corporation
Otsuka Holdings, Inc.
Suzuyo & Co.,Ltd.
Toyota Tsusho Co., Ltd.
Toyota Motor Corporation
Yagi Tsusho Ltd.
Yazaki Corporation

The Embassy of France in Japan
La Maison Franco-Japonaise
French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan (CCIFJ)
EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee

Japan Clarinet Association/Yokosuka Chamber of Commerce and Industry