1. Condolences on death of Keiko Toyama

    Keiko Toyama, a pianist who was like a mother to us, died on March 29, 2021 (age 87).She studied under Alfred Cortot and made her debut in Paris in 1963. Since then, she has been active all over the world and participated in the Kusatsu Summer International Music Academy & Festival, which started in 1980, as a pianist from the first time to 2019. As a piano class instructor, she was instrume…


  2. Closing of the special website “Eine Pause 2020”

    A special website "Eine Pause 2020" has been closed.Thank you very much for your support from July to the end of September.…


  3. “Eine Pause 2020” is now available!

    We have informed the cancellation of "The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2020", and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to many people who have expressed concern and encouragement to us. We have reaffirmed for ourselves the importance of what this music festival has built up over the years.Therefore, we have created a special website "Eine Pause 2020"…


  4. Cancellation Announcement of the 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2020

    We regret to announce you that the 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival 2020, originally scheduled from August 17th to 30th, will be cancelled due to the worldwide spread of COVID-19.Due to the global spread of COVID-19, we have decided it will be difficult to invite our conductor and faculty from Europe due to the ongoing immigration restriction for visitors from ove…


  5. Important Notice from Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival

    The 41st Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy & Festival in 2020 is preparing for the event. It will be held from Aug.17th to Aug.30th and the theme is "BEETHOVEN and his ERA".Due to the outbreak situation of the coronavirus, we might change the artists and programs. Further information will be announced on the Festival's website and official SNS as soon as they are confirmed.…


  6. We have closed the application of Masterclass and Choir class.

    The submission of the application of Masterclass and Choir class has closed as of Monday, July 1st.If you are still interested in enrolling, please contact us directly info@kusa2.jp…


  7. We are accepting the applications for choral and master classes.

    Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy and Festival is accepting the application for choral and master classes!! The dead line is July 1st.If you are interested in the enrollment for the masterclass, please contact: info@kusa2.jp…


  8. Concert tickets for the 40th Kusatsu Summer International Academy and Festival is on sale!

    Tickets can be purchased from online ticket service ‘Confetti’. Purchase can be made from inside or outside of Japan:https://www.confetti-web.com/en/detail.php?tid=51609&…


  9. Deadline for Kazuyuki Toyama Scholarship has passed.

    Thank you very much for your application for Kazuyuki Toyama Scholarship for Masterclass students.The submission of the application for Kazuyuki Toyama Scholarship has closed as of Wednesday, May 15th.If you are interested in enrolling in Masterclass, please contact us.We will start accepting the application from Monday, June 3rd.http://kusa2.jp/en/academy/scholarchips/…


  10. Concert Program has updated!

    We have updated our concert programs for the festival.Please check out our unique program of this year’ theme of ‘from Bach to Schubert’: http://kusa2.jp/en/concert/concert-schedule-for-2019/ Tickets will go on sale from 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 1st, 2019Ticket information: http://kusa2.jp/en/festival/ticket/…