Jo Taira & Dai Miyata Ensemble "SALOME"

Jo Taira (Puppet Actor, Show Actor, Director)
Taira is known for his unique expression by mixing solo stage performances and puppet shows together. He also manages script writing, directing, music,  and set design all by himself. He was awarded Silver Prize of the Japan Puppet Show Award as the youngest winner. Currently, he is performing various repertoires all over in Japan such as "The Wizard of Oz" at the Playhouse of New National Theater, Tokyo.

Dai Miyata (Cello)
Miyata's talent has been recognized since his childhood. He was the First Japanese national to win the Grand Prix title at the Rostropovich Cello Competition. As the top young talented cellist since his debut, he has been highly acclaimed through his performances with other various artists including Seiji Ozawa. He plays the 1698 "Cholmondeley" Stradivarius cello on loan from Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry. Official website

Yusuke Yamazaki (Harp)
Yamazaki has completed his study at the graduate and undergraduate courses at the Tokyo University of Arts. He has garnered excellent reviews by performing at recitals at various venues including the well-known radio program series "Shin Nittetsu Concert." He was awarded the 8th Muramatsu Award. Currently, he teaches at the Showa University of Music and the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music as well as being a vice-chairman of Nippon Harp Association,

Hirofumi Taniguchi (Contrabass)
Taniguchi was born in Muroran city, Hokkaido. He graduated at the top of the undergraduate class of the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, and completed the graduate courses. He has performed at various music festivals and regular concerts with Japanese orchestras. He also collaborated with many theater plays including "L'Histoire du soldat" (Stravinsky/libretto: C.F.Ramuz). From September 2011 to July 2014, he served as a principal bassist of the Hyogo PAC Orchestra. Currently, he performs mainly in the Kanto area as a guest player of Japanese major orchestras while teaching at the University of Tokyo Orchestra and Tokyo Junior Orchestra Society.

Kenta Wakayama, (Oboe)
Wakayama graduated from the Department of Musical Arts at the Showa University of Music in 2010. During his university years, he appeared at various recitals in and out of school. He is a semifinalist of the Oboe Section at the 79th Music Competition of Japan. Currently, he is a researcher for the orchestra at the Showa University of Music and performs mainly in Tokyo.

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