EVENT

Tokyo Sextet Concertconcert

Abundant Sound of Woodwind Quintet and Piano

"Tokyo Sextet" (Tokyo Rokunin-gumi) is formed in 2015 by 6 great players who are internationally active as soloists or principals of orchestras in Tokyo, and their colorful sound and great skill are highly regarded.
Do not miss to meet them at their first concert in the Western Japan!

Information

Date4th November, 2019 (Mon/Culture Day observed)
Start 14:00 / Open 13:30
VenueAkiyoshidai International Art Village Concert Hall
Ticket3,000yen / Student 1,000yen
FlyerPDF

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Program

Roussel: Divertissement
Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
Dukas: L’apprenti sorcier
Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.25

Performer

Tokyo Sextet

Tokyo Sextet is the ensemble by woodwind quintet and piano formed in 2015. Its members are Yoshie Ueno (Flute) and Yurie Miura (Piano) both are active as soloists, Eriko Ara (Oboe) who is the principal of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Taira Kaneko (Clarinet / Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra), Mariko Fukushi (Bassoon / Tokyo Symphony Orchestra), Nobuaki Fukukawa (Horn / NHK Symphony Orchestra). Their 2 CDs are highly regarded as the great performance innovated conception of the Woodwind ensemble.

Yoshie Ueno [Flute]

Graduated first on the top of the list from Tokyo University of Arts and received the Acanthus Award. Finished the master degree program of the Tokyo University of Arts.
She won many prizes such as the 1st prize, the audience award, Katoh award, Yoshida award and E.Nakamichi award at the 76th Japan Music Competition, the 1st prize, the audience award, Governor of Hyogo prefecture award and Asahi Shimbun award at the 15th Japan Wood Wind Competition.
As a soloist, she performed with Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and Czech Philharmonic Sextet. She also gives her recitals in various regions. She performed at Japan-China Summit Conference at the prime minister’s office in 2008, in front of the Imperial family at Imperial Household Agency in 2005 and 2016, and on the radio and TV programs.
She has released seven CDs and selected as the editor’s choice by Record Geijutsu (magazine) and Asahi Shimbun (newspaper company). She is now based in U.S. and performing at Washington and New York.
Official Website http://www.yoshieueno.com/

Eriko Ara [Oboe]

Graduated from Tokyo College of Music. She won many prizes such as the 4th prize at the 19th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition in 2002, the first prize, the audience award and E.Nakamichi award at the 73rd Japan Music Competition in 2004. Performed at YAMAHA Wind Instruments Debut Concert in 2004. As a soloist, she performed with New Japan Philharmonic, New Philharmonic Orchestra Chiba, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, The Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. She participated in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project III to VIII from 2002 to 2007, the NHK Symphony Orchestra Academy in 2005 and 2006. She took part in many orchestra such as Mito Chamber Orchestra, Saito Kinen Festival in Matsumoto and German Bach Soloists. She studied the Oboe under Takehiko Nitori, Hitoshi Wakui, Yuh Kobayashi, Tomoyuki Hirota and Fumiaki Miyamoto. The principal oboist at Tokyo Symphony Orchestra from April 2009. She got the 20th Idemitsu Music Award in 2010 and the 4th Ichikawa City Cultural Contribution Award. The part-time lecturer at Kunitachi College of Music.

Taira Kaneko [Clarinet]

Born in 1984 in Saitama. He studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and entered Musikhochschule Lübeck (Germany) in 2005. Graduated from the graduate school of Musikhochschule Lübeck in 2012. Studied the Clarinet under Yuichi Handa, Masaharu Yamamoto, Yuji Murai and Sabine Meyer. He won many prizes at competitions both in Japan and abroad such as the 1st prize of Young artist division at the 2nd Young Japanese Clarinetists’ Competition in 2001, the 1st prize, the audience award and E.Nakamichi award at Japan Music Competition in 2006, the 1st prize at Mozart-Gesellschaft Wiesbaden and the 3rd prize at Internationaler Musikwettbewerb der ARD in 2008. He played the clarinet in Lübeck Philharmonic Orchestra from 2009 to 2012. He performed with Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Participated in Kiso Music Festival. He is now the principal clarinet player at Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, a member of Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo.

Mariko Fukushi [Bassoon]

Graduated first on the top of the list from Tokyo University of Arts and received the Acanthus Award. She performed in front of the Imperial family at the Toukagakudo (Imperial Concert Hall) in the Tokyo Imperial Palace. She won the 1st prize of Bassoon division and Best Performer award at the 27th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. She became the first Bassoon player to win the 27th Idemitsu Music Award and the Fresh Artist award at the 24th Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Music Awards. She performed at Saito Kinen Festival, MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu, “B to C Recital Series” organised by Tokyo Opera City and NHK-FM radio program “Recital Nova.” As a soloist, she performed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Not only as a soloist, but also active in the chamber music field.
She studied the Bassoon under Josuke Ohata, Masayuki Okamoto, Kazusa Mizutani and Koji Okazaki. She is now the principal Bassoon player at Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, a member of Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo, a part-time lecturer at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

Nobuaki Fukukawa [Horn]

He won the 1st prize of Horn division at the 77th Japan Music Competition. He works as the principal horniest at NHK Symphony Orchestra, and also performed with Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist. He is well trusted by Foreign and domestic considerable musicians, especially performances with Rainer Küchl and Heinz Holliger are impressed on our mind. Not only in Japan, but also he gave recitals and played concertos in many countries of U.S., Europe and Asia. He performed at many festivals such as Biennale di Venezia, La Folle Journée au Japon, Spring Festival in Tokyo. His solo CDs “Rhapsody in Horn,” “Rhapsody in Horn 2” and “Rhapsody in Horn III” were released from King Records.

Yurie Miura [Piano]

Graduated at the top of her class from Royal Academy of Music in 2005 and at the top of the Master’s program from the Academy in 2007. Taking winning the 1st prize at Internationaler Göttinger Chopin-Wettbewerb in 1995 as an opportunity, she started giving concerts around Germany. She won the 1st prize of Piano category at the 47th “Maria Canals” Barcelona International Musical Execution Competition in 2001, the special prize at the 15th Leeds International Pianoforte Competition in 2006. She performed with many orchestras such as Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, PAC, Sinfonia Varsovia and Cairo Symphony Orchestra. She released her 5 solo albums from avex classics. “CHOPIN: 24 PRELUDES” and “Miniatures” are selected as the editor’s choice by Record Geijutsu (magazine) . She won the 26th Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Music Awards.
Official Website http://www.yuriemiura.net

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