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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
2nd place (Top prize) , Wind Section, The 3rd Tokyo Music Competition 2005

Musical Study Experiences

1997 Graduated from the Musashino Academia Musicae
2002 Graduated from the Konzert Klasse of Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel, Switzerland
2003 Began a major in Chamber Music at Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany
2004 Returned to Japan


Studied under Shirao Takashi, Felix Renggli, Kasai Kiyoshi and Renate Greiss-Armin

Musical Careers

2002 Graduated with excellence and National Performer Qualification (Konzertreife Diplom) from Konzert Klasse of Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel, Switzerland;
During his school years, performed in Geneva, Switzerland with the contemporary music group Ensemble Contrechamps formed by Heinz Holliger and other members
2002-2003 The Sinfonieorchester Basel training member
2003 Passed the audition for the recital hosted by the Japan Federation of Musicians
2004 Returned to Japan; moved activities base to Tokyo;
in June held a solo recital at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan hosted by the Japan Federation of Musicians and Agency for Cultural Affairs;
participated in the programs of the Public Hall Music Activation Outreach Forum organized by the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
2005 2nd Place, Piccolo Category, the 12th Japan Flute Convention Competition;
2nd Place (Top Prize), Wind Section, 3rd Tokyo Music Competition;
held 2nd solo recital in October at Tsuda Hall
2006 Performed in the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Morning Concert and the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum Museum Concert;
performed Nielsen’s Concerto with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra; another concert with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra led by Takemoto Taizo
2007 Performed Ibert’s Concerto with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
2008-2009 contracted principal flute of the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra
2009 Released the first album Daniel Schnyder Flute Works "Manhattanite"
current As well as teaching, currently active as an orchestra musician and performing solos and chamber music;
He is also an instructor at the Muramatsu Flute Lesson Center, Shinjuku Branch and a part time lecturer at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music

Further Activities

Visited various Schools and facilities in Japan as a registered artist of Public Hall Music Activation Programs organized by the Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities; while performing in mini concerts and doing outreach activities, also held recitals in various public halls

Performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra led by Kobayashi Ken-ichiro


Solos: Unaccompanied pieces focusing on Baroque and contemporary
Duets: Pieces for duo with piano or harpsichord of Baroque, Classical, Romantic era through to modern and contemporary; arranged pieces written for violin
Concertos: Mozart, Nielsen, Jolivet, Ibert, Khachaturian, Reinecke, C.Ph.E. Bach and other concertos
Chamber Music: Various wind ensemble forms and other ensembles formed with strings such as Fl.Vc.Pf and Fl.Vn.Va.Vc.

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