Pacific Music Festival

The Pacific Music Festival (PMF), founded in 1990 by the premier, conductor, composer and educator of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990), is an international educational music festival held in Sapporo, Japan.

The PMF Academy, which focused on orchestral training program in recent years, offers a comprehensive curriculum to all participants for nearly four weeks in July and August.

The members of PMF Academy are selected through a very competitive audition process. These promising young musicians from around the world bring fresh interpretations to traditional repertoire, transcending national boundaries and languages.

The PMF is managed by the PMF Organizing Committee, which was established by the City of Sapporo. The contributions by a wide range of corporations and individual subscribers, as well as the special sponsorship by three Japanese leading companies, namely Nomura Group, Panasonic Corporation and Toyota Motor Corporation, YAMAHA Corporation, financially support the festival.

“Pacific” in PMF stands for “Peace.” Bernstein’s passionate wish to contribute to world peace through music is carried on every year through PMF.

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Russell Rybicki
Russell Rybicki