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Tokyo Music Competition

SUZUKI Kazunari

SUZUKI Kazunari

Born in: Mie Prefecture, Japan
1st place, Wind Section, The 13th Tokyo Music Competition 2015

Musical Study Experiences

2009: Graduated from the Winds and Percussion Course, the Faculty of Music, Aichi University of the Arts
2011: Completed research studies at Toho Gakuen School of Music


Studied bassoon under Aotani Yoshiaki and Okamoto Masayuki

Musical Careers

2009 The 147th Japan Federation of Musicians Debut Recital and won Chunichi Award
Performed in the 40th Aichi University of the Arts and Music Graduation Concert
2010 Became a contracted bassoon member of the New Japan Philharmonic for 1 year from September
2012 Participated as an orchestra member of the Kitakyusyu International Music Festival
2013 Participated as a member of Meister Art Romantiker Orchester in the concert series "Saiko no Otoko tachi no Boken (Adventure of Greatest Men)" from Episode II
Finalist, Bassoon Category, the 30th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition
2015 1st Place, Wind Section, the 13th Tokyo Music Competition 2015
Woodwind Quintet Ensemble Le Creuset Member
Principal bassoon of THE ORCHESTRA JAPAN 2015
Previously performed as a soloist with New Japan Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra


For solo bassoon, I play Baroque to contemporary music as well as pieces suited for listening in salon.
Naturally in woodwind quintets I play classical music, and I am also working on making programs including pop and jazz music for people unfamiliar with classical music.

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