From the World to Hamamatsu and Back

April 30th, 2021

The 27th Hamamatsu International Wind Instruments Academy & Festival Cancelled

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 27th Hamamatsu International Wind Instruments Academy & Festival, originally scheduled in August at Act City Hamamatsu, Shizuoka.
The Organizing Committee has carefully consulted with parties concerned how we would be able to ensure the safety and wellbeing of artists, students, auditors and audience in response to the worldwide spread of COVID-19.
We are afraid that faculty, many of whom are based in Europe and the USA, and students may not be able to enter Japan in August due to expanding entry restrictions to Japan from overseas against ongoing spread of infections. We as organizers take our responsibilities to our whole community seriously and have come to the conclusion not to hold this year’s Academy & Festival after closely speculated on continuing measures taken by authorities worldwide to manage this pandemic.
We would like to send our sincere apologies to those who have been looking forward to our Academy & Festival and to everyone involved in the production of the event.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Hamamatsu International Wind Instruments Academy & Festival Organizers
City of Hamamatsu
Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation
Yamaha Corporation

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