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Tokyo Music Competition

YODA Masanobu

YODA Masanobu

Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
2nd place, String Section, The 4th Tokyo Music Competition 2006

Musical Study Experiences

Graduated from the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts
Completed masters studies at Tokyo University of the Arts


Previously studied violin under Okayama Kiyoshi, Gérard Poulet, Oleh Krysa and chamber music under Okayama Kiyoshi, Yamazaki Nobuko, Vadim Sakharov, Ueda Katsumi, Matsubara Katsuya and Itoh Kei. Received guidance in master classes and music seminars by Régis Pasquier, Jean-Pierre Wallez, Daniel Gaede, Karl Suske and Christian Ivaldi. Also attended Seiji Ozawa Music Academy and the Saito Kinen Chamber Music Study Group.

Musical Careers

1994 2nd Place (top prize), Primary and Middle School Category, National, the 4th Japan Classical Music Competition
1995 Finalist, Primary School Category, Tokyo Regional, the 49th Student Music concours of Japan
1998 Encouragement award, Middle School Category, Tokyo Regional, the 52nd Student Music concours of Japan
2001 Selected from audition to perform as a soloist with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
2005 Campus winner of Fukushima Award at Tokyo University of the Arts
2006 Chosen for master classes at the 17th Académie de musique française de Kyoto by Gérard Poulet and by Christian Ivaldi chamber music class final concert;
2nd Place, String Section, the 4th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

As a soloist performed with orchestras including the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo; held a solo recital in 2007. Served as a guest concertmaster for the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a member of the Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo for the season 2008-09 as well.
Also performed in various concerts including the Ensemble Series hosted by JT, the 78th Yomiuri Newcomer Concert, the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Morning Concert Vol.19, the Karuizawa International Music Festival, La Folle Journée au Japon. At Tokyo University of the Arts, received the Fukushima Award and the Ataka Prize; performed in Thursdays Concert; the MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu (Beppu Argerich Music Festival) Special Orchestra; "Gakucho to Katarou (Let’s talk with the President)—Talk & Concert at the Sogakudo"; Geidai Chamber Music Regular Concert and more.


Chamber music and solos from Baroque to contemporary

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