This is a series of programs for selected students from world's top conservatories. In this program, they have debut concerts at Suntory Hall and exchange experiences with Japanese music school students. It is expected to be the gateway to the successful future of the next generation musicians.
2008: The Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Students from the Royal Academy of Music and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in UK were invited to the first Rainbow 21 International. The joint performance with students from Kunitachi College of Music and Tokyo College of Music promoted the cultural exchange.
2009: Juilliard School of Music (New Juilliard Ensemble)
The New Juilliard Ensemble from Juilliard School of Music in US appeared the concert, and performed novel all Japan premieres program (including world premiere). They had intercourse with students from Tamagawa University College of Arts and Musashino Academia Musicae in workshops and lecture concerts.
2010: Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
Both tradition and innovation were found in the performances by three ensembles, selected through in-house competition at Conservatoire de Paris where outstanding students associated from all around France. Students from Toho Gakuen School of Music and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music joined them at workshops and concerts.
2012: Universität der Künste Berlin
The Universität der Künste Berlin has embraced world class performers and composers as its faculty, and has lead 20th century music. Students from this institute performed works of such leading contemporary composers as Paul Juon, Paul Hindemith and Yun Isang who had close connection with the school. Exchange concerts with Kunitachi College of Music and Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music were also held.
2013: Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien
Many composers, performers and conductors have appeared from the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien which was established as Konservatorium der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in early 19th century. Young musicians performed works tied to Vienna whose tradition had inhibited in their campus. The partner of the exchange concert was Kunitachi College of Music.
2014: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
The Zürcher Hochschule der Künste is the largest art institute in Switzerland. Invited students this year have learned from Carmina Quartet members, Mattias Enderle (Vn) and Wendy Champney (Va) who have taught at the school. Students from Musashino Academia Musicae joined them at the exchange concert.