Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition Japan 2014

The Jacques Lancelot International Clarinet Competition is to honor the memory of one of the greatest French clarinetists of his generation and every 2 years organized in Japan and France alternately.

The first competition was held in March 2012 in Rouen, France the birth town of
Mr. Lancelot and 93 applicants got together. The second competition will be at Yokosuka, Kanagawa Japan in August 2014.

Mr. Michel ARRIGNON is again the president of the jury as the first competition.
For this second competition we aimed to encourage the participants from Asian and pan-pacific areas as well as Europe and America.


Aug 25 (Mon) to 31 (Sun), 2014


Yokosuka Art Hall
3-27 Honcho Yokosuka, Kanagawa, 238-0041, Japan
Phone 81-46-828-1602 Fax 81-46-828-1623
http://www.yokosuka-arts.or.jp/ (Japanese)

Rules and application forms will be announced early August, 2013.
Application will be accepted from January, 2014 (eligible to change).

All nationalities are welcome.
Applicants must be age 18 to 35 years old (Birth date Jan1, 1979 to Jan 1, 1996).

Jury composition

Koichi HAMANAKA, Honorary President of the jury (Japan), Former solo clarinet,NHK symphony orchestra, Tokyo

Michel ARRIGNON, President of the jury (France), E.S.M. Reina Sofia, Madrid.

  • Ayako OSHIMA (Japan), The Juilliard School, NYC
  • Seiki SHINOHE (Japan), Tokyo Music College of Music, Former solo clarinetist of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo
  • Tadayoshi TAKEDA (Japan), Kunitach Music College, Tokyo
  • Philippe BERROD (France), Orchestre de Paris, Paris.
  • Jerry CHAE (Korea), Yeungnam University, Gyeongsangbuk-do
  • Wei-Leng (William) CHEN(Taiwan), Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei
  • Philippe CUPER (France), Orchestre de l'Opera national de Paris, Paris. *Not determined.
  • Claude FAUCOMPREZ (France), Principal Clarinet of Lille National Orchestra Professor in Roubaix Conservatory
  • Yuan YUAN (China), Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing


Organizing committee of Jacques Lancelot International Competition Japan
President Kazuko Ninomiya


Foundation of Arts and Culture, Yokosuka


Japan Clarinet Association


Nonaka Boeki, Co. Ltd.
Buffet group

Support from

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