Seiji Ozawa 1935 – 2024

It is with deep sadness that the Seiji Ozawa International Academy Switzerland announces the passing of its president and founder, Maestro Seiji Ozawa, on February 6th in Tokyo.

The 2024 edition will celebrate the Academy’s 20th anniversary at the Château de Rolle from June 30 to July 13, 2024.
A tribute concert to Seiji Ozawa will be held on July 9, 2024 in Victoria Hall, Geneva.


Seiji Ozawa, one of the world’s greatest conductors, is driven by a passion to pass on what he himself received from the greatest masters.


Every year, a series of concerts is given in Rolle, Geneva and elsewhere by the Academy.


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The aim of the Academy is to improve musicians’ listening skills and encourage them to find a common sound and that “same breath” of which Seiji Ozawa speaks.


To become an academician, you have to go through a demanding selection process. Find out more about the programme and register for the auditions!