Suntory Hall Academy comprises of two divisions: Opera Academy and Chamber Music Academy. Both academies are for young professionals at the gate of their emerging career. In addition to attending regular workshops with coaching faculty to deepen their musical experiences, they will also have opportunities to be mentored by some of the leading musicians of the world. The Blue Rose (Small Hall) serves as the hub for performances from both academies.
Suntory Hall Opera Academy was established in 1993 to offer young Japanese opera singers and pianists the opportunity to learn directly from the world’s top artists through the Primavera Course and the Advanced Course．
Every year, inviting Giuseppe Sabbatini as an executive faculty member, lessons have been provided by world-class conductors and singers. In workshops, academy members become the "good ears” for each other, listening other members singing and share uplifting ideas and suggestions each other.
Young singers and pianists who have been under the tutelage of Giuseppe Sabbatini for 2 years present their accomplishments on stage.
The members of Suntory Hall Opera Academy perform an opera on stage at Blue Rose (Small Hall). The performances that make good use of the intimacy of Blue Rose receives favorable reviews.
The members of Suntory Hall Opera Academy perform in "Suntory Hall Open House" in April and Suntory Museum of Art, and so on.
Suntory Hall Chamber Music Academy was founded in 2010 to support emerging young musicians of the next generation.
The academy provides mainly post-graduate musicians with opportunities to explore deeper and more extensive approaches to chamber music by playing with world-renowned artists who visit Suntory Hall, to experience performance opportunities that let young musicians try out interactive performances in intimate non-concert settings, and to join the Chamber Music Garden Festival to play on the eminent stage of The Blue Rose (Small Hall) .
Suntory Hall will also support and assist the academy's alumni to go further into a worldwide career in chamber music.
During the Chamber Music Garden held every June, young musicians from the Chamber Music Academy share the pleasure and depth of chamber music with world-leading musicians and audience.
The Chamber Music Academy collaborates with The Chamber Music Festival in TOYAMA which is held to support the young musicians and promote the artistic activities in Toyama prefecture every year.
This festival includes many concerts, outreach programs, masterclasses and chamber music camp to share the joy of chamber music.
The Chamber Music Academy has committed actively with Community Engagement Programs, which offer performances by fellows (Academy members) at schools, art museums and libraries with the aim of spreading the joy of chamber music to the wider public.
The Academy members regularly took part in “Fure-ai Concerts” at the Akasaka civic center and held the concerts in cooperation with different organizations including NPOs and public interest groups involved with education and lifelong learning.
This performance is produced by university students major in music. In this project, students selected in a public selection process have gone beyond the confines of their university to plan, produce and perform their production. This is an opportunity for students to gain hands on experience in stage production.
With the strong wish to pass on the tradition of music to young people, the Wiener Philharmoniker is actively working to nurture young musicians. Students are recruited from the general public to participate in master classes.