PMF Founded by Leonard Bernstein 30th AnniversaryPMF MUSIC PARTNER Winter 2019

PMF 2019 - the 30th Anniversary of PMF!

Leonard Bernstein

PMF 2019 will mark the Pacific Music Festival’s 30th anniversary. Since Leonard Bernstein founded the festival in 1990, PMF has steadily passed on his vision, and now a cumulative total of over 3,500 talented young musicians have taken part. Bernstein’s enduring love for music and peace come together in harmony at PMF.

In celebration of this milestone, PMF 2019 will present a host of special projects. Here are a few highlights:

A concert at the new Sapporo Cultural Arts Theater “hitaru

This new multi-purpose hall was opened just last year, and it has already established itself as a cultural hotspot of the city. PMF will present its first concert at hitaru on July 28!


The PMF Orchestra and the winner of the woodwind division of the Tchaikovsky Competition

For the first time in the competition’s history, the XVI International Tchaikovsky Competition will include a woodwind division. Results of the competition will be decided only days before PMF 2019 begins, and the winner of this new division will then travel to Japan to perform as soloist with the PMF Orchestra on their final program!

PMF Premium Concerts

With an orchestra made up of the Academy, faculty, alumni, and a chorus formed just for these concerts, we will present the PMF premiere of Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, led by the festival’s former Artistic Director Maestro Christoph Eschenbach!

Watch for program details to be announced soon, on the the PMF website, and the PMF Facebook page, where you can always get the most up-to-date information!

PMF website

PMF 2019 audition update

The PMF 2019 auditions season is approaching its close! Results will be sent to each of our 1,324 applicants in late February, and the confirmed list of the members of the 2019 Academy will be announced online by the end of March!


PMF alumni featured in Bachtrack

The international online music magazine Bachtrack published an article on PMF, featuring interviews with our Artistic Manager and 3 PMF alumni!

3 PMF alumni
This email is delivered to those who have registered for this service and to PMF supporters.
● Those who wish to change their registered information or cancel their email subscription should contact us at
● Feel free to contact with any questions or comments concerning this email service.

Pacific Music Festival Organizing Committee
Sumitomo Seimei Sapporo Chuo Bldg. 1F 1-14, Minami 2 jo, Higashi 1 chome,
Chuo-ku, Sapporo 060-0052
TEL: +81-11-242-2211  FAX: +81-11-242-1687
(c) PACIFIC MUSIC FESTIVAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE all rights reserved.Donations for the Creation of the 25th Anniversary Project Bernstein Statue (Report)