Welcome YOU!The 25th OKIDEN SUGARHALL Competition for Debut Concert

THE OKIDEN SUGARHALL Competition began in 1994, which coincided with the opening of SUGARHALL here in Nanjo City, Okinawa, Japan. SUGARHALL is a concert hall specially designed for classical music performance, and is uniquely located in the middle of sugar cane fields; hence the name, SUGARHALL. Since the time when Okinawa was known as the Ryukyu Kingdom, we have enjoyed, appreciated, and elaborated our music, dance, and many other art forms. With the passion for beautiful music and the geographical potential of Okinawa as the gateway to Asia, we believe we can and should play a role in facilitating the cultural exchange among young musicians in Asia.


The mission of OKIDEN SUGARHALL Competition is, therefore, to discover young and talented musicians, and to contribute to the promotion of regional and international cultural exchange through music. The Competition has been supported by the Nanjo City Government, The Okinawa Electric Power Co., Inc. and The Okinawa Times since it began in 1994, with the grand prize of 1,000,000 JPY (8,333 USD, @1 USD = 120 JPY).


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Application Guidelines for the 25th OKIDEN SUGARHALL Competiton for Debut Concert



Competiton: March 16-17, 2019

Debut Concert(as Gala Concert) : June 2, 2019



Nanjo City Culture Center - Sugarhall 


[Applicant Requirements]


Born on or after April2, 1990, and no later than April 1, 1999

<Piano, Stringed Instruments>

Born on or after April 2, 1992, and no later than April 1, 2003

<Wind and Percussion Instruments>

Born on or after April 2, 1992, and no later than April 1, 2001


[Application Period]

October 2, 2018 - January 11, 2019

However appllications that arrive after the closing date will not be considered.


[Inquiries] Sugarhall

The Secretariat of OKIDEN SUGARHALL Competition for Debut Concert

Town Development Promotion sec., Nanjo City

307 Sashiki, Nanjo City Okinawa, 901-1403, Japan

Tel: +81 (0)98-947-1100

Fax: +81 (0)98-947-0099  

*For overseas inquires, please Fax or E-mail. However, we are closed on Monday.



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