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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
2nd place, String Section, The 12th Tokyo Music Competition 2014

Musical Study Experiences

First encountered a cello at 7 years of age and began lessons at 9 years of age
2010 Entered Toho Gakuen Music High School, receiving a grant from Peforming Arts Education Improvement and Expansion Fund and Scholarship Fund by Toho Gakuen School of Music
2010 Participated in the Kirishima International Music Festival and performed in the Student Concert
2011 Took lessons from Christoph Henkel at the Courchevel International Music Academy, and performed in the Student Concert
2013 Took lessons from Imai Nobuko at the Master Class for Young Musicians (open to auditors) of Viola Space 2013
2013 Received Cello Ensemble Saito Scholarship and entered the Toho Gakuen College Music Department Soloist Diploma Course; at the same time entered the Department of German Studies at Gakushuin University
Currently a 2nd-year student at the Soloist Diploma course at Toho Gakuen College Music Department, receiving the 2014 Cello Ensemble Saito Scholarship, and a 2nd-year student at the Faculty of Letters at Gakushuin University.
Previously taken master classes from Emilio Colon, Raphael Pidoux, Gavriel Lipkind, and Lluis Claret.


Previously studied cello under Vaclav Adamira, Furukawa Nobuo and currently under Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi
Studied chamber music under Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi, Tokunaga Tsugio, Fujiwara Hamao, Mikami Katsurako, Sasaki Ryo, Harada Koichiro, Mori Hakuro, Dougin Hisaya, Yamazaki Nobuko and Isomura Kazuhide

Musical Careers

2011 1st Place and NHK award, Cello Category (Newly established), High School Category, the 65th Student Music concours of Japan
2012 Winner and Audience Award, the 10th Viva Hall Cello Competition
Participated in "Yutaka Sado en concert a l'UNESCO" by Sado Yutaka and performed at Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris and Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris and at the UNESCO Main Building
2013 1st Place, the Salzburg=Mozart International Chamber Music Competition 2013
Performed in the University of Freiburg’s Language Studies Ceremony hosted by the Mayor of Freiburg, Germany
Performed in the Kitakyusyu International Music Festival Opening Gala Concert
Performed in the Habataku Youth series as part of the Iris String Quartet with Sasaki Ryo at the Rokkatei Hall
2013,14 Performed in Project Q’s 11th and 12th chapters (educational project hosted by TV MAN UNION in Japan)
2014 Held Schloss Konzerte (Palace Concert) at Mirabell Palace Salzburg, Austria and YAMAHA Ginza Salon Concert as part of Acuario Streichquintett
2nd Place, String Section, the 12th Tokyo Music Competition 2014

Further Activities

From 9 years of age I have been part of the Tokyo Junior Orchestra Society and participated in Sado Yutaka’s Super Kids Orchestra as well as performing in TV Asahi’s "Daimei no nai Ongakukai (Untitled Concert)." Also appeared in various events such as chamber music concerts and Waseda University’s lecture open to auditors. Currently a member of Iris String Quartet, Stern Quartet, Acuario Streichquintett, and La Luce String Octet.


Baroque to contemporary compositions as well as concertos, sonatas, small pieces, and unaccompanied works.
I have also been working on chamber music for various styles of ensembles.

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