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The trust was established by KOIZUMI Mieko, widow of Professor KOIZUMI Fumio (1927-83), on October 11, 1989, to commemorate her husband's lifelong devotion to ethnomusicology and to honour individuals and organizations who have made significant contributions to this field. Koizumi Fumio Prize for Ethnomusicology (called Koizumi Prize) is to be awarded each April 4, the date of KOIZUMI Fumio's birthday. The recipient is to receive an award certificate in addition to the prize money. Up to now, 41 individuals and 4 groups were awarded this prize.
The 30th Annual Prize will be awarded on May 23th 2019.
▶Method of Selection
Every autumn, the Koizumi Fumio Award Steering Committee asks research institutes of world music and influential individuals in the world to request candidates. Then, the selection committee makes a review and decides upon recipient(s) among the candidates mentioned above. Self election for the prize is not allowed.

 (Affiliation and position are those at the time of the award.)

30th Annual (2018) David Weirick Hughes

(Research Associate, Department of Music and Japan Research Centre, SOAS, University of London)

For his long-term contribution to ethnomusicology in research and education, with emphasis on Japanese folk music in theory and practice.

29th Annual (2017) KOMODA Haruko

(Professor of musicology, Musashino Academia Musicae)

Introducing and Achievements
For her musicological elucidation of the heike (heikyoku)and its preservation through training young performers.

Professor KOMODA Haruko giving a prize lecture

  Philip V. Bohlman

(Ludwig Rosenberger Distinguished Service Professor in Jewish History, Department of Music and the College, The University of Chicago; Honorarprofessor, Hochschule fur Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
For his contribution to ethnomusicology with special reference to diverse research methods and perspectives on world music.

Professor Philip V. Bohlman giving a prize lecture

28th Annual (2016) Patricia Shehan Campbell

(Donald E. Petersen Professor of Music, University of Washington, music education-ethnomusicology)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of her contributions to ethnomusicology through long-term research in and practice of multi-cultural music education, establishing a significant interface between ethnomusicology and music education.


Professor Patricia Shehan Campbell receiving her testimonial

Professor Patricia Shehan Campbell giving a prize lecture
  Alison Tokita

(Director, Research Centre for Japanese Traditional Music, Kyoto City University of Arts)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of her contributions to ethnomusicology through sustained research on Japanese narrative music genres and successful organisation of joint research in musicology.


Professor Alison Tokita receiving her testimonial

Professor Alison Tokita giving a prize lecture
27th Annual (2015) Otanazar Matyakubov

(Professor, the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Tashkent)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his contribution to ethnomusicology through historical research on Central Asian musics.


Professor Otanazar Matyakubov receiving his testimonial

Professor Otanazar Matyakubov giving a prize lecture

  Margaret Kartomi

(Professor, Monash University)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of her contribution to clarifying diversity of Southeast Asian music cultures from historical, music-stylistic and organological viewpoints.


Professor Margaret Kartomi receiving her testimonial

Professor Margaret Kartomi giving a prize lecture
26th Annual (2014) CHEN Yingshi

(Professor of Musicology, Shanghai Conservatory of Music)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his research achievement in fundamental theories of Chinese music, and of his contribution to deciphering of the old lute tablatures in particular the Dunhuang pipapu.


Professor CHEN Yingshi receiving his testimonial

Professor CHEN Yingshi giving a prize lecture
  Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of its remarkable contribution to ethnomusicology through its research, education and outreach activities as a museum of music instruments.


Mr. SHIMA Kazuhiko (director of the Hamamatsu Museum of Musical Instruments) receiving her testimonial

Mr. SHIMA Kazuhiko giving a prize lecture
25th Annual (2013) Robert Garfias

(Professor, University of California, Irvine)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
For his long-term contribution to ethnomusicology as a pioneer of research in regional music cultures from a global perspective, starting from gagaku studies.


Professor Robert Garfias receiving his testimonial

Professor Robert Garfias giving a prize lecture
  Opera Theater Konnyakuza

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of the theater's achievement in pursuing possibilities of opera creation in Japanese, and persistent presentation of its fruitful results through excellent practices.


Ms. HAGI Kyoko (delegate of the Opera theatre Konnyakuza) receiving her testimonial

Ms. HAGI Kyoko giving a prize lecture
24th Annual
(2012)
R. Murray Schafer

(Professor, Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto - The Glenn Gould School, composer)

In recognition of his contribution to establishing a concept of soundscape and providing the new perspective of ethnomusicology through investigating sound environments from the viewpoint of culture.

Photo by NAKAGAWA Shin
23rd Annual
(2011)
Izaly Zemtsovsky

(Former Visiting Professor, Music & Slavic Depts., Stanford University)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his contribution to elucidation of fundamental concepts about music in oral traditions as well as of his publications concerning extensive information of Soviet ethnomusicology.


Professor Izaly Zemtsovsky receiving his testimonial

Professor Izaly Zemtsovsky giving a prize lecture
  LEE Bo-Hyung

(President, The Society for Korean Discology)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his contribution to promoting remarkably the development of Korean music studies through an intensive field research of such Korean folk music genres as p'ansori, pungmul, folksongs and shamanistic music.


Mr. Lee Bo-Hyung receiving his testimonial

Mr. Lee Bo-Hyung giving a prize lecture
22nd Annual
(2010)
SHEN Qia

(Professor, China Conservatory of Music, Beijing)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his achievements in musical morphology as well as in promoting networks of ethnomusicological research and education among different geographical regions.


Prof. Shen was not able to attend the award ceremony. Prof. YAMAGUTI OsamuProf. YAMAGUTI Osamu read Prof. Shenqia's paper on his behalf.
Prof. YAMAGUTI Osamu read Prof. Shenqia paper on his behalf.
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  Charles Keil

(Professor Emeritus, Department of American Studies, University at Buffalo, State University of New York)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his efforts to enlarge the realm of ethnomusicology by advocating applied sociomusicology, echology and groovology, while building practical bridges from these disciplines to educational programs for children.


Professor Charles Keil receiving his testimonial

Professor Charles Keil giving a prize lecture.
Photo by NAKAGAWA Shin

21st Annual
(2009)
Barbara Barnard Smith

(Professor emerita, University of Hawai?i at M?noa)

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of her long-term contributions through research and education to the knowledge and understanding of the musics and the peoples of Asia and the Pacific in both academic and lay communities.


Prof. Smith was not able to attend the award ceremony. Prof. Christine Yano, University of Hawai?i at M?noa received a testimonial on her behalf from Prof. EBISAWA Bin, commissioner

Prof. YAMAGUTI Osamu read Prof. Smith's paper on her behalf.
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  Joseph Jordania

(Honorary fellow, University of Melbourne, Professor, Head of the Foreign Department of the International Research Centre for Traditional Polyphony at Tbilisi State Conservatory))

Prize Lecture (full text)
Introducing and Achievements
In recognition of his contribution to systematic analysis of folk polyphonies of the world, proposing a new model for the origins of traditional choral singing in a broad context of human evolution.


Professor Joseph Jordania receiving his testimonial
(Photo by Mikhail Portnov & Shoko Tsuge)

Professor Joseph Jordania giving a prize lecture
(Photo by Mikhail Portnov & Shoko Tsuge)

20th Annual
(2008)
GAM? Satoaki

(Emeritus researcher, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo)

In recognition of his long standing research on all the genres of Japanese music, especially his leading efforts to found methodologies in synthetic investigation on the basis of thorough examination of bibliographical, iconographical and orally transmitted materials.

  Simha Arom

(Emeritus research director, Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

In recognition of his long standing research on African music, especially his creative research on African polyphonies and polyrhythms and his efforts to establish rigid methodologies in ethnomusicology.

Photo by TOKUMARU Yosihiko
19th Annual
(2007)
Yuri Sheykin

(Professor, Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts)

In recognition of his extensive field research in music of Northern Eurasian peoples, in particular, for his achievements to reveal the characteristics of the music of indigenous peoples of Far Eastern Siberia through the relationship between music and ritual (shamanism).

Photo by UEMURA Yukio
  Gerald Groemer

(Professor, University of Yamanashi)

For the study of Japanese folk music, in particular genres of the social periphery such as Tsugaru-jamisen and the songs of goze (blind female musicians), through the combined use of historical sources and musical analysis.

18th Annual
(2006)
Krister Malm

(Professor, Gothenburg University)

In recognition of his achievements in research and activities in international organizations and networks in ethnomusicology.

Photo by TSUGE Gen'ichi
17th Annual
(2005)
I Made Bandem

(Professor, Director, Indonesian Institute of the Arts-Yogyakarta)

For the contribution to ethnomusicology in terms of his outstanding research on performing arts of Indonesia.

Photo by MINAGAWA K?ichi
16th Annual
(2004)
YAMADA Y?ichi

(Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)

For his contribution to ethnomusicology by theorizing his long multifarious fieldworks in Papua New Guinea.

15th Annual
(2003)
Steven Feld

(Professor, University of New Mexico)

For his long-term contributions to ethnomusicological studies in symbolic systems.

Photo by TOKUMARU Yosihiko
14th Annual
(2002)
TUKITANI Tuneko

(Professor, Osaka University of Arts)

For her outstanding contribution to research on syakuhati music.

Photo by TOKUMARU Yosihiko
13th Annual
(2001)
KAWADA Junz?

(Professor, Hiroshima City University)

In recognition of his efforts to construct a bridge between cultural anthropology and ethnomusicology through detailed study of sonic culture of the world.

Reprinted from KAWADA Junzo.Jinrui-gaku no chihei kara (From the Horizon of Anthropology). Wedge Publishing CO., LTD, 2004
12th Annual
(2000)
MAMIYA Michio

(Professor, Toho Gakuen School of Music, composer)

For his support of musicological research and promotion of traditional musics of the world through his long years of creative activity.

11th Annual
(1999)
FUJII Tomoaki

(Professor, Associate director, The Chubu Institute for Advanced Studies, Chubu University)

In recognition of his extensive field research in Asian musics and its dissemination through audiovisual media.

10th Annual
(1998)
TOKUMARU Yosihiko YAMAGUTI Osamu

(Professor, Ochanomizu University)(Professor, Osaka University)

In recognition of their achievement in research and education in ethnomusicology, in particular of their contribution toward restoration of the court music tradition of Vietnam.
9th Annual
(1997)
Jean-Jacques Nattiez

(Professor, Universite de Montreal)

In recognition of his achievement in research and education in ethnomusicology and musical semiology.

Photo by TOKUMARU Yosihiko
8th Annual
(1996)
TANIMOTO Kazuyuki

(Professor, Director, Hokkaido Ainu Culture Research Center)

In recognition of his contribution to the study of the circumpolar music cultures including that of the Ainu people.

7th Annual
(1995)
HUANG Xiangpeng

(Professor, Former director, the Music Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Arts)

In recognition of his contribution to development of ethnomusicology through historical study in Chinese music.

Photo by TSUGE Gen'ichi
6th Annual
(1994)
Tran Van Khe

(Professor emeritus, Universite de Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV; Ex-research director, Centre national de la recherche scientifique)

In recognition of his contribution to the study of Vietnamese music as well as his achievements in education of ethnomusicology.

Photo by TSUGE Gen'ichi
5th Annual
(1993)
Bruno Nettl

(Professor emeritus, University of Illinois)

In recognition of his achievement in research and education in ethnomusicology.

Photo by TSUGE Gen'ichi
4th Annual
(1992)
William P. Malm

(Professor, University of Michigan)

In recognition of his achievement in ethnomusicological study of Japanese music.

Photo by TSUGE Gen'ichi
  NAKAGAWA Shin

(Associate Professor, Kyoto City University of Arts)

In recognition of his musicological research on sonic environment.

3rd Annual
(1991)
Jose Maceda

(Professor emeritus, University of the Philippines)

In recognition of his pioneering research in Southeast Asian musics and his enduring efforts to introduce the characteristics of this musical area to the world.

Photo by NAKAGAWA Shin€
  INOBE Kiyoshi

(Professor, Osaka College of Music)

In recognition of his contribution to the study of theatrical music of Japan through his own structural research in puppet theatre as well as his formation of research networks.

2nd Annual
(1990)
T?GI Suenobu

(Lecturer, Department of Ethnomusicology and Systematic Musicology, University of California, Los Angeles, performer of gagaku, Japanese court music)

In recognition of his activities in the overseas dissemination of gagaku over the past 25 years.

  Kunitachi Ongaku Daigaku Gakkigaku Shiry?kan (Collection for Organology, Kunitachi College of Music, Tokyo)

(represented by GUNJI Sumi.)

In recognition of the organization's contribution to developments in ethnomusicology and publication of the results of research.

1st Annual
(1989)
John BLACKING

(Professor emeritus, Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom)

In recognition of his achievements in research in ethnomusicology and activities in international education.

Photo by TSUGE Gen'ichi
  Ethnomusicology Research Group of Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku

(Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) represented by KOSHIBA Harumi

In recognition of the groups, transcription, documentation and musical analysis in Nippon min'y? taikan, Yaeyama shot? hen ("Anthology of Japanese folksongs: Yaeyama Archipelago")
Music Department, Tokyo National University of the Arts, 12-8 Ueno Kouen, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8714, Japan