The ballet “Aleko” whose backdrops are featured in the collection of the Aomori Museum of Art, was inspired by Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio, and choreographed by Léonide Massine. Marc Chagall was responsible for the visual art components of the ballet including the backdrops.

The Aomori Museum of Art is holding auditions for performers of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor – Op. 50 “In Memory of a Great Artist” to hold a concert featuring the 3 backdrops from the actual ballet in hopes of conveying the time when these backdrops were used as living works of art on the stage.

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Application Information


  1. Applicants will not be discriminated on bases of their nationality, place of residence, age.
  2. Successful audition applicants must be able to perform in a 50-70 minute public concert including the entire work of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio that will be held on Saturday, February 18, 2012 at the Aomori Museum of Art.

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  1. The piece to be performed will be Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor – Op. 50.
  2. The movement to be performed will be indicated at the time of audition.
  3. The Applicants must appear and perform at the time specified on the day of public auditions at the Aomori Museum of Art.

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Travel Expenses and Accommodations

  1. Travel expenses for audition applicants from their place of residence to the Aomori Museum of Art will be provided, however travel expenses exceeding 50,000 JPY per group will not be provided and applicants will be responsible for the difference.
  2. Accommodation expenses are to be borne by the individual.

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Judge Panelists

Chiyoshige MATSUBARA (Trustee, Affinis Arts Foundation)
Kiyoshi ASANO (Pianist)
Fumi KOSEKI (Violinist)
Kaoru HANASAKI (Cellist)
Koji HASEGAWA (General Director of Performing Arts, Aomori Museum of Art)

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Auditions Schedule

Friday, December 23, 2011 (Japanese National Holiday) and Saturday December 24, 2011
(Audition times will be specified at a later date depending on the applications received)
Aleko Hall, Aomori Museum of Art

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Application Deadline

All applications must be received by Monday November 21, 2011
*Auditions will be limited to 30 groups. In even that over 30 groups apply, preliminary screening of applications will be used to selected audition groups

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How to Apply

Please complete the application form and send by postal service, fax, or email by the deadline. Applications brought in person to the Aomori Museum of Art (9:30-17:00) will also be accepted.

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Public Concert By Winners of the second Tchaikovsky Piano Trio Auditions

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2012
Time: Performance begins at 7 pm, Doors open at 6:30 pm, Reception begins at 5 pm
Location: Aleko Hall (unassigned seating for 200), Aomori Museum of Art
Performers: Winners of the Second Tchaikovsky Piano Trio Auditions

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Aomori Museum of Art Performing Arts Promotion Executive Committee,
Aomori Museum of Art

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For Further Information or Inquiries

Please contact:
Piano Trio Office
Aomori Museum of Art
185 Chikano, Yasuta
Aomori City, Aomori Pref. 038-0021 Japan
TEL +81-17-783-5243
E-mail: (Please include “Audition” in the subject line)

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