Tokyo Music Competition
Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
2nd place, Brass Section, The 18th Tokyo Music Competition 2020
Musical Study Experiences
March 2013 Graduated from Tokyo College of Music High School
March 2017 Graduated from Tokyo College of Music
March 2018 Completed studies at Conservatoire Diploma course of SHOBI College of Music
Studied tuba under FUJITA Hidehiro, TANAKA Shinsuke, and TSUGITA Shinpei.
Studied chamber music under YAMAMOTO Takashi, MIZUNO Nobuyuki, and TSUKEN Naohiro.
|2018||2nd Place, Tuba Category, the 7th Akiyoshidai Music Competition|
|2019||1st Place; the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology's Award; and the Tokyo Governor's Award; Tuba Division; the 36th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition|
|2020||2nd Place, Brass Section, the 18th Tokyo Music Competition|
Currently, Wakabayashi is a part-time teacher at SHOBI College of Music and a tubist at the Tokyo New City Orchestra. In December 2019, he held his first solo recital at Space Do in Shin Okubo, Tokyo.
Other than original pieces for tuba, I have been actively performing music for strings, winds, and vocal music written by Baroque, Classical, and Romantic composers. Especially J.S.Bach and R.Schumann are my favorite and I often select their music for my concert program. I am also familiar with chamber music such as brass quintet.