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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
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Organization Type Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
Establishment Date・Government Approval Date April 1, 2002 (as an Incorporated Foundation) /
August 9, 2010 (as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation)
History and Purpose of Establishment PMF is an international educational music festival established in 1990 (Heisei 2) through the advocacy leading 20th century figure Maestro Leonard Bernstein. Its operative goals are to contribute to society through music education and to nurture the younger generation, in addition to the development and spread of classical music.
The PMF Organizing Committee (PMFOC) was formed in 1991 (Heisei 3) as a Private Organization based in Sapporo City, and in 2002 (Heisei 14) it was granted status as an Incorporated Foundation by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Cultural Affairs Agency), and has been managing the international educational music festival ever since.
In 2008 (Heisei 20), in light of the new Public Interest System, the PMFOC applied to the federal government (the Cabinet Office) in order to be designated as a Public Interest Corporation (a newly established entity), and on August 9, 2010 (Heisei 22) it became a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation.
Competent Authority Cabinet Office
Representative Chairman of the Board of Directors Katsuhiro Akimoto (Mayor of Sapporo)
Yasuhiko Endoh
Chancellor of Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
Tsuneaki Kawamura
Councilor, The Kanagawa Arts Center
Mineo Sugiki
Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts, Research Professor, Aichi University of the Arts
Junji Ishii
Co-chairman of Hokkaido Committee for Economic Development
Hiromitsu Abe
Professor of Hokkaido University Of Education
Mitsuhiro Yoshimoto
Director, Center for Arts and Culture of NLI Research Institute
Katsuhiro Akimoto[Chairman of the Board of Directors]
Mayor of Sapporo
Masato Oshiki
Toru Kobayashi
Director, Member of the Board Corporate Planning Office of THE HOKKAIDO SHIMNBUN PRESS
Masashi Kodera
Lawyer representative, Legal Professional Corporation Kodera Matsuda Law Office
Toshimitsu Kimura
Professor Emeritus of Department of Music, Toho Gakuen School of Music
Takeshi Hara
Associate of Suntory Hall
Toshio Asaoka
Music Producer
Kazuhito Kawakami
Director General, Community & Cultural Promotion Breau, City of Sapporo
Yasuo Hayashi
Former Director General, Tourism & Cultural Affairs Bureau, City of Sapporo
Executive Advisor
Fumio Ueda
Former Mayor of Sapporo
Katsuya Mizuno
Certified Public Accountant
Junichiro Miyabe
Researcher, Research Faculty of Media and Communication, Hokkaido University
PMF Artistic Councillor
Sir Clive Gillinson
Executive and Artistic Director of Carnegie Hall
PMF Administrative Advisory Board [PAAB]
Toshimitsu Kimura [Chairman of the PAAB]
Professor Emeritus of Department of Music, Toho Gakuen School of Music, PMF Board of Directors
Takeshi Hara
Associate of Suntory Hall, PMF Board of Directors
Toshio Asaoka
Music Producer, PMF Board of Directors
PMF Artistic Fellow
Rainer Küchl
Former concertmaster of the Wiener Philharmoniker

(As of July 26, 2019)