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Address Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F 1-14, Minami 2 jo, Higashi 1 chome, Chuo-ku Sapporo 060-0052 <Access>
Tel +81-11-242-2211
Fax +81-11-242-1687
Organization Type Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
The purpose of PMF's founding The purpose of the Pacific Music Festival is as follows: to provide world-class orchestral music education to young musicians and showcase the results to a wide audience, to implement music outreach programs in the community, to foster the next generation of classical musicians in the world, to contribute to the development and improvement of arts and culture in Japan, and to contribute to world peace through music.
(from the PMF Articles of Incorporation)
PMF Organizing Committee history
1991 (Heisei 3)
The Pacific Music Festival Organizing Committee (PMFOC) is established as a Private Organization in Sapporo
2002 (Heisei 14)
The PMFOC becomes an Incorporated Foundation (on April 1), approved by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Agency for Cultural Affairs)
2010 (Heisei 22)
The PMFOC becomes a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation (on August 9), under the administrative jurisdiction of the Cabinet Office
Details on the history of PMF are available on the Archive page
Competent Authority Cabinet Office
Representative Chairman of the Board of Directors Katsuhiro Akimoto (Mayor of Sapporo)
Hiromitsu Abe
Professor Emeritus, Hokkaido University of Education
Yasuhiko Endoh
Councilor, Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
Tsuneaki Kawamura
Councilor, Kanagawa Arts Foundation
Mineo Sugiki
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts
Tomoyasu Marutani
Co-Chairman, Hokkaido Committee for Economic Development
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Co-Founder and General Director, LCC. Institute for Culture Commons
Katsuhiro Akimoto [Chairman, Board of Directors]
Mayor of Sapporo
Jun Nishimura
Yuji Horii
Executive Officer of Corporate Planning Office, Hokkaido Shimbun Press
Masashi Kodera
Senior Partner, Kodera Matsuda Law Office
Yasuhiro Kondo
Executive Producer, City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra
Shiro Ide
Vice-president, Kunitachi College of Music
Naoko Maeda
Director General, Community & Cultural Promotion Breau, City of Sapporo
Hidehiko Murayama
Former Director General, Economic & Tourism Affairs Bureau, City of Sapporo
Executive Advisor
Fumio Ueda
Former Mayor of Sapporo
Katsuya Mizuno
Certified Public Accountant
PMF Artistic Councillor
Sir Clive Gillinson
Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall
PMF Artistic Advisory Board [PAAB]
Yasuhiro Kondo
Executive Producer, City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra / PMF Board of Directors
Shiro Ide
Vice-president, Kunitachi College of Music / PMF Board of Directors
Daniel Matsukawa
Principal Bassoon, Philadelphia Orchestra

(As of October 13.2023)