Piano:Atsushi Imada
In 2018, he won the 4th prize at the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition, and in 2016, he was a finalist at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition (Brussels, Belgium), one of the world’s three major competitions. In addition, he has won many prizes at domestic and international competitions such as the Music Competition of Japan, the PTNA Piano Competition, and the Tokyo Music Competition. He has performed with many famous orchestras such as the Belgian National Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop. He has given recitals in Japan, France, Belgium, Germany, Brazil, Azerbaijan and the UK. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Royal College of Music, and Leipzig University of Music and Performing Arts, who released their first CD in 2021 and received acclaim in music magazines and newspapers. He has studied piano with Nobiko Miyoshi, C. Soares, Kei Ito, D. Alekseev, G. Fout, and R. Saikurov. From 2021, he is a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music, Piano Department.
Cello:Arisa Sato
Started playing the violin at the age of 3 and the cello at the age of 13. Completed master’s course at Tokyo University of the Arts and its graduate school. While in school, she traveled to Europe and completed the advanced course of the Lyon Conservatory, the Lugano Conservatory, and the master’s course of the Geneva Conservatoire. 2nd prize in Yokohama International Music Competition String Section, 1st prize in Glazunov International Competition Cello Section, 1st prize in Cle d’Or International Competition Cello Section, 1st prize in Cle d’Or International Competition (Paris), 2nd prize in Padua International Music Competition String Section (Italy). In 2018, she performed Honegger’s cello concerto with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra at the Agency for Cultural Affairs Upcoming Performer Development Project. She has also been invited as a soloist to Israel Camerata Jerusalem (Israel) and Academia Adriatica (Italy). Highly acclaimed as a chamber musician, she has performed with M. Martin, Nobuko Imai, M. Repin, M. Westphal, A. Konunova, Z. Lehner and others in Japan and overseas. Currently, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra junior cellist. She continues to perform in Japan and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician.
Violin:Airi Suzuki
At the age of 17, she won the 2nd prize at the 13th Wieniawski International Violin Competition, and suddenly attracted attention both domestically and internationally. In 2012, she won a prize at the Hannover International Violin Competition. In 2015, she won the second highest prize at the Valsesia International Music Competition held in Italy. In Japan, 2nd place in the elementary school category at the 10th Japan Classical Music Competition National Convention (no 1st place), 2nd place in the elementary school category at the 55th All Japan Student Music Competition Tokyo, 57th All Japan Student Music Competition National Competition middle school She has won numerous awards, including 1st place in the category. She has performed with many orchestras in Japan, the North German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra of Hanover, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. After entering the Toho Gakuen University Music Department as a scholarship student, she received a scholarship from the Rohm Music Foundation and moved to Germany, where he currently resides in Hannover, Germany. She has studied under Chieko Sokabe, Michiko Kamiya, Koichiro Harada, and Christophe Veggin. Debut CD released in January 2018.
Tenor:Tatsuya Takahashi
Born in Niihama City, Ehime Prefecture. Graduated from the Department of Vocal Music, Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. 2016 Teatro Lirico di Cagliari’s season opening performance, D. Renzetti conducted Respighi’s opera “The Bells to Calm” in Serie A Opera, after making his debut, he played Cassio in “Otello” conducted by Battistoni at Orchard Hall, Georgia National Opera “Werther”. ” Title role, role of “Tsubakihime” Alfredo. Slovenian National Maribor Opera “Faust” title role. He has sung at opera houses throughout Europe, including the Rovigo Opera House and the Livorno Opera House as Nemorino in “The Elixir of Love.” In Japan, he belongs to KAJIMOTO. Overseas, I belong to two overseas offices.
Flute:Eisuke Takezawa
After graduating from the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, he completed a master’s course at the same university’s graduate school, and proceeded to a doctoral course at the same university. The doctoral degree is awarded for the first time as a major. So far, he has studied flute under Norihiro Kitajima, Hiroshi Ban, Junzo Hosokawa, Changkoku Kim, P. Meizen, Shoji Yamamoto, Ryohei Nakagawa, Kiyoshi Okayama in chamber music, and Ichiro Kadokura in musicology. Currently, Lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts, Professor at Tokyo Gakugei University Graduate School of Education, Faculty of Education, Saitama University, Department of Music, Executive Director of Asian Flute Federation Tokyo.
Conductor:Kaoru Tani
After graduating from the Department of Vocal Music at Kunitachi College of Music, she went to Europe to study choral conducting. Completed the choral conducting course at Graz University of the Arts after studying conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. 2nd place in both the 5th and 6th Chorus Conducting Competitions for Young Conductors at Tokyo Cantat. At the 7th Choral Conducting Competition Towards Polyphony held in Poland, she won the Special Jury Award and the Best Performance Award. In addition, she has been highly acclaimed both at home and abroad, such as being invited as a guest conductor by the Polish professional choir NFM Choir. She has studied choral conducting under Tetsuro Hanai, E. Ortner, and J. Prinz. He presides over the website initium;auditorium, which provides a new platform for streaming videos of performances. vocalconsort initium, Hugo Distler Vokalensemble, Tokyo Bay Youth Choir, male ensemble voice, permanent conductor. In addition, she has conducted many guest choirs and instructed choirs.
Violin:Keisuke Tsushima
After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, Graduated first on the list from the Violin Department of the Paris Conservatoire Completed the master's program at the Paris Conservatoire.8th Toshiya Eto Violin Competition, 1st prize 2010 France Bach International Music Competition, 1st prize 2014 Lyon International Music Competition Chamber Music Division Best Contemporary Music Award, 1st prize in the strings section of the 12th Romanian International Music Competition In addition, Received Grand Prix from all categories.
Study under a teacher Ms Natsumi Tamai, Mr Chikashi Tanaka, Gérard Poulet, Boris Garlitsky. Member of Virtus Quartet, Tokyo Baroque Players.
オーボエ:戸田 智子
Born in Iwate prefecture. Graduated from the Faculty of Education, Hirosaki University. Completed master’s course at Tokyo University of the Arts. Studied at Leipzig University of Music and Theater (Germany). He has studied oboe under Shigeru Suzuki, Yoshiaki Obata, Hitoshi Wakui, Akiko Ikeda, D. Walter, N. Deutsch, R. Chin, and D. Orlando, and English horn under G. Jannemann-Fischer. Currently, he is an oboe player of the University of the Arts Philharmonia Orchestra (part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts Orchestra Research Department).
Piano:Shotaro Nishimura
After attending Saitama Prefectural Omiya Koryo High School, graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and its graduate school at the top of its class. After that, he went to Europe and completed the Imola International Piano Academy in Italy. In addition to piano solos, he actively performs ensembles with vocals, string instruments, wind and percussion instruments, and premieres of new songs. As a soloist, he has performed with various orchestras such as the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall), the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan), the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra (Casablanca, Morocco), and the Malaga Regional Philharmonic Orchestra (Malaga, Spain). co-star. So far, he has won both domestic and international competitions, including 2nd place and audience prize at the 14th Tokyo Music Competition, and 2nd place at the 7th Euregio Piano Award (Germany). He studied piano under Akiko Kogusu, Emi Takemoto, Koju Shimizu, Tsunehito Nakai, Miwako Takeda, Katsumi Ueda, and Leonid Margarius. Currently, while performing, he works as a part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts, Piano Department.
Horn:Kaname Hamaji
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. Graduated from the same graduate school. Winner of the 86th Music Competition of Japan, as well as the Iwatani Prize and the Segi Prize. At the 10th JEJU International Brass Competition, he became the first Japanese horn player to win an international competition. Winner of Leoš Janáček International Competition Brno, Tokyo Music Competition, Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. He has performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Geidai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunkyo, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, East Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Aichi, and Jeju Symphony Orchestra. Invited to Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, PMF, Asia Pacific Wind Music Festival, Miyazaki International Music Festival, Asian Horn Festival, Sendai Classical Festival, Kirishima Music Festival, Chofu Music Festival, etc. After serving as the principal horn player of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, he is currently the principal horn player of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra. Member of Japan Horn Sound, Naniwa 《Orchestral》Winds, and The Sixth Sense.
Horn:Shotaro Harakawa
Born in Chiba City. Started playing the horn at the age of 15.
After graduating from Kumamoto Prefectural Ozu High School, graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Faculty of Music, Department of Instrumental Music. Received the Kumamoto Nichinichi Newspaper Student Music Competition Excellence Award. Participated in the 19th and 27th Affinis Summer Music Festival and RISONARE Music Festival. After graduating, he worked as a freelance horn player mainly in orchestras in Tokyo. In 2016, he studied at the Berlin University of the Arts in Germany as an overseas trainee for up-and-coming artists dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Since 2012, horn player of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.
Percussion:Misa Makino
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, majoring in percussion instruments. Graduated from the same graduate school.In 2009, she performed marimba concerto with the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra at the Geidai Morning Concert.Selected for the marimba section of the 31st Japan Wind and Percussion Competition.From September 2013 to March 2015, she was a part-time lecturer at the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts.From October 2016 to September 2019, she was a contract member of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra.Currently a part-time lecturer at Shobi University.
Piano:Mao Munakata
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. Studied abroad in Germany as the first scholarship student of the Saitama Prefecture Study Abroad Program. Completed the master’s course at the German National University of Music, Theater and Media in Hannover. 13th Tohoku Youth Music Competition Silver Prize, 19th Saitama Piano Competition Bronze Prize and Saitama Piano Competition Award. As a soloist, she performed with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the late Kazuhiko Komatsu. Awarded the 14th Concert Marronnier Main Selection. Performed with the late Hayao Kawai (flute), former Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Duo recital at Hamburg “Opernloft” and solo recital at “Bechstein Young Profesionals”. In addition to participating in master classes around the world, she has given solo recitals and chamber music concerts in Japan and overseas. She has studied under Kyoko Tomoda, Kenichi Ara, Katsumi Ueda, G. Tacchino, Akiko Ebi, and B. Getzke. Studied chamber music under Kozo Moriyama, Seizo Azuma, M. Becker, and N. Rimmer. After returning to Japan, he has been performing her own performances and also instructing younger musicians. Currently teaching research assistant at the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts.
Violin:Shun Yoshino
Studied with Naoko Tanaka and Constance Moore at the Juilliard School Pre-college division.
After graduated from Juilliard, he studied with Akiko Tatsumi and Masafumi Hori at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo and earned a Bachelor’s of Music Degree. In 2014, he was selected as the Institute for Orchestral Studies apprentice with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under Maestro Pinchas Zukerman. He has also been a member of a number of renowned summer festival, including the Affinis music festival.