Great news!

Professor Alan Gilbert will be conducting remote lesson today, from 5:30pm!

MMCJ2021 Second day of the seminar

The students spent the morning rehearsing on their own, reviewing what the professors said the day before.

We had a choice of Hamburger steak stew over rice or Tofu Hamburger steak bento.

Professor Manabu Suzuki coached the students in the evening.


Due to COVID-19 pandemic, we were not able to invite students and professors from abroad like we did in the past. However, we started the seminar yesterday with four quartet groups from Japan. It was the beginning of an intense week of rehearsal and coachings by Professors Naoto Otomo, Manabu Suzuki and members of Quartet Excelsior.

Professor Otomo’s greeting and introduction of the students and professors.

Students listening to Professor Otomo’s comments and advices.

Application was due on 30 April, 2021

Application for MMCJ 2021 was closed on 30 April, 2021 (Japan Standard Time). Thank you.
Now ready to receive the application for MMCJ2021.

We are now ready to receive the application for MMCJ2021.  Please click “APPLY ONLINE” and proceed following the instructions.  This year MMCJ accepts only string quartet group based in Japan as detailed in the Instructions to Applicant.
We have updated ”YOUR TEACHERS.”
“MMCJ2021” is released.
Now you can enjoy the MMCJ concert on October 22, 2020 on YouTube!

Now you can enjoy the MMCJ concert on October 22, 2020 on YouTube!
This concert was a special gift of MMCJ in this stressful time, produced by MMCJ Professor Manabu SUZUKI and played by him and superb young musicians once studied in MMCJ, Ribon AIDA, Yuna SHINOHARA, Meguna NAKA, Kanon SHIBATA and a special guest Hiroyasu YAMAMOTO.

Followings are the URL of each piece:
Schubert: String Trio in B-flat major D.471 ( )
Mozart: String Quintet No.3 in C major K.515 ( )
Brahms: String Sextet No.2 in G major Op.36 ( )

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