2010 TMC to sponsor VII Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition

Toyota City, Japan, September 13, 2010—Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that it will be the Premium Sponsor of the VII International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition to be held in Vienna, Austria from September 13 to 21, 2010.

The competition, named for world-renowned violinist and composer Fritz Kreisler, was founded in 1979 and is held every four years for highly talented violinists from around the world 30 years old or below. This year's event will host 77 violinists from 28 countries. TMC—committed to contributing to the development of a prosperous society through support of the arts and cultural activities—is continuing its efforts to nurture next-generation musicians and is, thus, pleased to support this year's competition.

Overview of VII International Fritz Kreisler Violin Competition

Host International Fritz Kreisler Society, Vienna

Date September 13 - 21, 2010 (nine days)

Venue Vienna Concert House (Vienna, Austria)

Competitors Violinists aged 30 years and below