January 6th, 2024 Update

January 6th, 2024 Update

Application for the audition is closed.

Application for the audition is closed.

Using the latest model development and streaming technologies,

virtual artists are able to maximize

their own performance technique and musical expression,

regardless of their appearance, gender, nationality, age, education, or awards.


They are a breath of fresh air in the world of classical music.

Using the latest model development and

streaming technologies,

virtual artists are able to maximize their

own performance technique and musical expression,

regardless of their appearance,

gender, nationality, age, education, or awards.


They are a breath of fresh air in the world of classical music.

We want to bring virtual artists into the world of classical music,

nurture them to become beloved figures,

and create opportunities for people of all ages to attend classical music concerts.


We would also like to provide those who

have great performance skills

yet haven't had the chance to win awards or perform

with a new opportunity to thrive as virtual artists.


This project, “ポルタメタ -portameta-”, was launched with this in mind.

We want to bring virtual artists into the world of classical music,

nurture them to become beloved figures,

and create opportunities for people of all ages to attend classical music concerts.


We would also like to provide those who

have great performance skills

yet haven't had the chance to win awards or perform

with a new opportunity to thrive as virtual artists.


This project, “ポルタメタ -portameta-”, was launched with this in mind.

“ポルタメタ -portameta-” is a word combining the musical term

“portamento” and “meta” meaning of “high dimension”.


We hope that people who have never been to a music concert

will gradually become fans of classical music

just as musical notes blend seamlessly in a "portamento".

“ポルタメタ -portameta-” is a word combining

the musical term “portamento” and “meta”

meaning of “high dimension”.


We hope that people who have never been to

a music concert will gradually become

fans of classical music just as

musical notes blend seamlessly in a “portamento”.

Auditions - Virtual Pianist Wanted!

We are looking for "virtual artists" who can convey the enjoyment of listening and playing

classical music and playing musical instruments to people of all generations.


Our first call is for a pianist.
Those who pass the audition will perform without showing their faces, using an exclusive virtual avatar for video streaming and performing at concerts.

We are looking for "virtual artists" who can convey the enjoyment of listening and playing

classical music and playing musical instruments to people of all generations.


Our first call is for a pianist.
Those who pass the audition will perform without showing their faces, using an exclusive virtual avatar for video streaming and performing at concerts.

Message from Keitaro Harada, Judge and Conductor

Message from Keitaro Harada,

Judge and Conductor

The synergy between virtual reality

and an orchestra has been on my wish list for a long time!


In the summer of 2023,

I just premiered Madame Butterfly at Cincinnati Opera based on

the concept of the world of VR.

Therefore, I am extremely eager to see my musical family,

the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,

present the marriage of VR and orchestra on the concert stage in Japan.


There has never been anything like this before and it is extremely innovative.

This project, KADOKAWA+Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,

will open up a new era in music history.

It is my strong belief that this will result in

new enthusiasts for the concert series of the symphony orchestra.

Here is your chance to be part of another chapter in classical music history.

I'm looking forward to your entry!

The synergy between virtual reality

and an orchestra has been on my wish list for a long time!


In the summer of 2023,

I just premiered Madame Butterfly at Cincinnati Opera

based on the concept of the world of VR.

Therefore, I am extremely eager to see my musical family,

the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,

present the marriage of VR and orchestra

on the concert stage in Japan.


There has never been anything

like this before and it is extremely innovative.

This project, KADOKAWA+Tokyo Symphony Orchestra,

will open up a new era in music history.

It is my strong belief that this will result in

new enthusiasts for the concert series

of the symphony orchestra.

Here is your chance to be part of

another chapter in classical music history.

I'm looking forward to your entry!

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Activity Details

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Regular activities (performance-based activities) on a weekly basis

Regular activities (performance-based activities)

on a weekly basis

Artist activities such as regular recording of performance videos

and music concert

Artist activities such as regular recording of

performance videos and music concert

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Application Requirements

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Regardless of age, gender, nationality, or place of residence

Regardless of age, gender, nationality,

or place of residence

Regardless of experience in activities of streaming or performance

Regardless of experience in activities of streaming

or performance

Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese

Applicants must be able to communicate in Japanese

Those who have dreams and goals for performance activities

Those who have dreams and goals for performance

activities

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Other Requirements

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Able to perform participate in our project continuously

for at least one year from the end of the audition.

Able to perform participate in

our project continuously for at least one year

from the end of the audition.

Currently not affiliated to an agency, record company,

or other similar organization,

or terminate the contract at your own risk upon being hired.

Currently not affiliated to an agency, record company,

or other similar organization,

or terminate the contract at your own risk upon

being hired.

Able to sign a contract with us as an individual

Able to sign a contract with us as an individual

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How to Apply

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Please take a video in the following way, upload it on YouTube with limited public access or on Niconico with private access, and include the link in the application form.