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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1st place, and Audience Award, Wind Section, The 5th Tokyo Music Competition 2007

Musical Study Experiences

1987 Born in Hyogo Prefecture, began learning piano from 5 years of age and clarinet from 15 years of age
2006 After entering Tokyo University of the Arts went to France
2008 Graduated from Conservatoire a Rayonnement Regional Rueil-Malmaison with an unanimously awarded Excellence Award and won the Virtuoso Award after completing superior courses in the shortest span of two years.
Enrolled top of class in the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de musique de Paris; currently continues his study at the same conservatory as a scholarship recipient of the Rohm Music Foundation.
Selected as a grant recipient for the Program of Overseas Study for Upcoming Artists 2008 supported by Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan


Previously studied clarinet under Hamanaka Kohichi, Murai Yuji, Yamamoto Masaharu, Matsumoto Kenji, Romain Guyot, Florent Hèau and Michel Arrignon
Currently studies under Pascal Moraguès; also studies conducting under Yuasa Yuji

Musical Careers

2004 Excellence Award and Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education Award, the 9th Kobe International Students' Music Competition
2005 3rd place, the High School Competition hosted by the International Clarinet Association (I.C.A)
the 9th Matsukata Hall Music Award grand prize by the Kobe Newspaper and Kobe Newspaper Cultural Foundation ; the Michel Arrignon special prize, the 19th Europe-Japan Music Course
2006 Performed in:
the Music Grand Prix Festival hosted by Hyogo Arts & Culture Association;
the concert at the exhibition of Fujita Tsuguharu celebrating his 120th Birthday hosted by the NHK Kyoto Broadcasting Station;
the 20th Japan-Europe Music Course Special Concert
Performed with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra led by Oue Eiji (televised by NHK-TV, broadcasted by NHK-FM);
Finalist, the International Clarinet Competition "Marco Fiorindo" in Torino (Italy)
2007 Held clarinet recital in Paris and Osaka;
1st Place, Wind Section and Audience Award, 5th Tokyo Music Competition;
performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (led by Ohyama Heiichiro)
2008 Held clarinet recital in Tokyo;
performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (led by Umeda Toshiaki)
2009 Performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (led by Otomo Naoto)
Invited to a music festival in north France; held recital over three nights at the Cathedrale Sainte Croix des Armeniens, Paris; held recital at the Church of Saint-Merri in Paris
2010 January: Performed as a soloist in the chamber ensemble new year concert directed by Mori Yuko held in Shizuoka, Aichi and Kyoto ;
February: recital at the Grand Hall of the Hyogo Performing Arts Center;
June: recital at Maison de la Culture du Japon à Paris;
July: attended the seminar led by Seiji Ozawa Music Academy;
August: 2nd Place, the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition;
September: performed with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra at the Salle Pleyel;
October: led Paris group "Ensemble Vocal AKANÉ" in concert


From Solos and Chamber Music to Symphonies, regardless of era, major works are part of my repertoire; I also want to actively pioneer the works of Japanese contemporary composers

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