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Tokyo Music Competition

INOUE Koichi

INOUE Koichi

Born in: Shimane Prefecture, Japan
3rd place, Brass Section, The 1st Tokyo Music Competition 2003

Musical Study Experiences

1994 Graduated from Shimane Prefectural Taisha High School
2001 Graduated from the performance course at Toho Gakuen College Music Department


Studied under Wada Mikio, Kamiya Satoshi and Thomas Horch
While studying at Toho Gakuen College Music Department took lectures (open to auditors) of Philip Jones, Harry Ries and Christhard Goessling
Outside of college, took lectures (open to auditors) of Ian Bousfield and Yamamoto Ko-ichiro

Musical Careers

1997 Performed in "Aoki Muse no Mori Fresh Concert for Debut Age"
1998 Performed in the Tokyo Opera City "Composium 1998 Globokar by Globokar"
1999 Participated in the Asian Youth Orchestra
2000 Performed in the 3rd Anniversary of the foundation of the Tokyo Opera City Special Concert as a member of Tamiya Kenji Brass Ensemble
5th Place, Trombone Category, the 17th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition
2001 Performed in the Toho Gakuen College Music Department graduation concert
Performed in YAMAHA Debut Concert
Participated in the premiere of complete performance of Suzuki Teruaki's "Requiem" for mixed Choir and ensemble of Wind Instruments and Percussion
2002 Participated in Seiji Ozawa Opera Project III; performed as a member of Japan Brass Ensemble with the Wien Brass Ensemble
2003 Excellence Award, Brass Category, the 8th Concert Marronnier 21
3rd Place, Brass Section, the 1st Tokyo Music Competition
Became a trombonist of the orchestral music research department of the Tokyo University of the Arts (the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo)
2004 Participated in Prague Spring International Music Competition; although not becoming semi-finalist, received high accolades from judges
Became a member of hornist Fujita Otohiko's Brass Ensemble BLOW and performed at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in its 1st live concert
Performed J.Matej's Trombone Concerto with the Tochigi Symphony Orchestra led by Mitsuishi Seiichi
2005 As a member of Magical Sounds participated in the recording of their 1st CD, currently on sale through BRAIN MUSIC
Participated in "Music for Trombones by Seven Players vol.2" CD recording, currently on sale through Art Music
Performed D.Bourgeois' Trombone Concerto with the Taisha United Wind led by Fujii Yutaka
As a member of Brass Ensemble BLOW performed at Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall in its 2nd live concert
Participated as a banda member of the Bayerische Staatsoper 2005 in their Japan Tour
2006 Performed in the Spring Festival in Tokyo -Tokyo Opera no Mori- 2006 Opera Performance
Performed in Seiji Ozawa opera project, Mahler's Symphony No. 2
Performed in the 8th Fukuoka Early Music Festival
Performed in the Laboratory of Contemporary Music Festival (Warsaw, Poland)
2007 Spring Festival in Tokyo -Tokyo Opera no Mori- 2007
Performed in opera and orchestra performances
2008 Performed in Arts Festival Dimension (Seoul, Korea)
2009 Performed in Opera for Youth at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto
2010 Performed in the Unicum Contemporary Music Festival (Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Held a mini-recital at the multipurpose hall Salle Pavillon d'or at Buffet Crampon Japan
2011 Performed in Bartók Program, Ballet Opera performance at the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto 2011
Current Currently a member of Brass Ensemble BLOW, Magical Sounds, Ensemble Interactive Tokyo and part time lecturer at the Music Course of Saitama Prefectural Matsubushi High School

Further Activities

Performance History in the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Productions (2014–)
Music Program TOKYO Classical Music in Town "Machinaka Concerts”
Sat, October 31, 2015 11:00 / 12:30 Tokyo National Museum
Music Program TOKYO Machinaka Concerts at Dream Yosacoy Festival
Fri, October 30, 2015 18:00 Symbol Promenade (Daiba)
Station Live × Music Weeks in TOKYO Machinaka Concert in Ueno
Sun, March 15, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 JR Ueno Station, Central Ticket Gate, Grand Concourse
Music Weeks in TOKYO 2014 The 50th Anniversary of the Tokyo Olympic Games Machinaka Fanfare
Mon, October 13, 2014 11:30 / 13:00 Tokyo International Forum
Music Weeks in TOKYO2014 Classical Music in Town "Machinaka Concerts”
Sun, September 28, 2014 13:50 / 15:10
Edo-Tokyo Open Air Architectural Museum, Kodakara-yu (Public bathhouse)


From classical compositions written by A.Vivaldi , G.C.Wagenseil, L.Mozart, etc., to contemporary and modern compositions written by H.Tomasi, J.M.Defaye, etc.

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