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Tokyo Music Competition

SHIRAI Nanako

SHIRAI Nanako

Contrabass
Born in: Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
3rd place, String Section, The 13th Tokyo Music Competition 2015

Musical Study Experiences

Began learning violin at 4 and contrabass at 15 years of age
2008: Entered Toho Gakuen College Music Department
2010: Entered University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
2014: Transferred to Tokyo College of Music as special scholarship student
Currently 4th Year Student at Tokyo College of Music

Teachers

Previously studied under Takamure Seiichi, Hoshi Hideki, Josef Niederhammer and currently studies under Hoshi Hideki

Musical Careers

2010 3rd Place, Strings Category, University Division, the 11th Japan Player's Competition
2012 1st Place, the 4th International Competition "Giovani Musicisti" Città di Treviso
Studied in master classes under Janne Saksala at the Carl Flesch Academy and selected to perform in the concert as a soloist with the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra
3rd Place, Strings Category, University Division, the 13th Osaka International Music Competition
2014 1st Place, Strings Category, the 19th Concert Marronnier 21
2015 Held a solo recital at the Setagaya Art Museum Promenade Concert
3rd Place, String Section, the 13th Tokyo Music Competition 2015
Performed a concerto with the Tochigi Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire

Compositions from Baroque to contemporary such as concertos, sonatas, small pieces. I am working on chamber music as well.

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