Akiyoshidai Tuba & Euphonium Meetingworkshop

A day to touch the Deep sound of Low Brass

Let's get together, Tuba & Euphonium Players!
Let's play all together with players who are active on the front line!


Date1st November, 2020 (Sun.)
10:00 – 16:30
VenueAkiyoshidai International Art Village Concert Hall, Courtyard and other places
ManagementOrganizer: Akiyoshidai International Art Village
Support: Yamaguchi Prefecture, Yamaguchi Board of Education, Mine City, Mine City Board of Education, Cultural Association of Yamaguchi Prefecture
Call for Participants!
CapacityAbout 30 people
Eligible participantThose who play Tuba or Euphonium
Participation FeeAdult: 3,000yen / Student 1,500yen
*A ticket for the guest concert, lunch, insurance fee are included.
ApplyPlease apply by any one of the followings
1) Online Form (Please visit Japanese page)
2) Post/FAX/Email
Please send to the address on Contact Information with your Name, Address, Phone number, Date of birth, Music instrument, Years of experience, and Name of the school/belongs.
<Acceptance period>
From 23rd September, 2020
OtherFree Shuttle Bus is available for participants.

1) JR Shin-Yamaguchi Station 8:45 -> AIAV 9:20
2) AIAV 16:45 -> JR Shin-Yamaguchi Stasion 17:20



1. Rag from Pop Suite (Frackenpohl)
2. Londonderry Air
3. Finlandia (Sibelius)
4. Ballads (Stevens)
5. Stars and Stripes Forever (Sousa)

10:00 –Warm-up lecture classified by instruments
Eup Lecturer: Takahiro Iwamitsu
Tub Lecturer: Yuki Miyahara
11:10 –Rehearsal of an ensemble
12:00 –Lunch-time concert
1) Ensemble Philos
2) Yamaguchi Euphonium Ensemble
13:00 –Guest Talk & Concert
Player: Koji Suzuki, Kyohei Ando, TubamanShow, Rena Hashimoto
15:30 –1) Special Ensemble by guest players
2) Large ensemble by all participants


Koji Suzuki

Born in Chitose City, Hokkaido in 1965.
Graduated from Tokuon of Hokkaido University of Education Sapporo Campus. Completed Artist Diploma from Indiana University School of Music and Meister class at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München. He was given his Konzertexamen from Richard-Strauss-Konservatorium.
He won the 1st prize at Harvey G. Phillips Solo Competition, a prize at the 3rd Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, the 1st prize at HIMES competition by Hokkaido International Music Exchange Society.
Performed at Sapporo City New Comers Concert and Japan Federation of Musicians New Comers Concert. He passed auditions for Orchesterakademie der Münchner, the 1st PMF Orchestra, and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra. An Overseas Trainee by the Affinis Arts Foundation in 2001. He performed R.V.Williams/Bass Tuba Concerto with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Kyushu Symphony Orchestra.
He participated in International Tuba Euphonium Association Sapporo and Italy, and International Festival managed by TubaMania in Sydney as a guest. A jury of international competitions. He performed with many orchestras in Japan and Germany, had recitals and performances as a guest, and gave lectures at many master classes and workshops. The duo “Eulenrunde” with the Pianist Yumiko Doi also had many concerts such as America Tour in 2006.
Studied Tuba under Chitate Kagawa, Harvey G. Phillips, Robert Tucci, Manfred Hoppert, and Thomas Walsh.
After worked at Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, he currently plays the Tuba at Kyushu Symphony Orchestra. He teaches at Elisabeth University of Music, Sapporo Otani University, and Wuhan Conservatory of Music in China.

Kyohei Ando

Born in Ashibetsu, Hokkaido in 1986. His encounter with Wind Orchestra and the Euphonium when he was in Ashibetsu Junior High School. Graduated from Kunitachi College of Music with Yatabe prize. Completed the Master Course at the University of Alabama as Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship student.
Studied Euphonium under Kozo Takeuchi, Toru Miura, Dr.Mitsuru Saito, Dr.Demondrae Thurman, and Hiro Noguchi.
He won the 1st prize at the 24th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition Euphonium category, the 1st prize at the 25th Leonard Falcone Euphonium Solo Competition, the 1st prize at SERTEC(ITEC regional conferences) Euphonium Solo Competition and 1st prize at SERTEC Euphonium Tuba Quartet Competition(Boreas quartet), the 3rd prize at the 2nd Lieksa Brass Week 2nd International Euphonium Competition, and the 2nd prize at the 11th Jeju International Brass Competition Euphonium category.
As a soloist, he periodically holds his recital from 2009, and toured 5 cities (Sapporo, Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Tokyo) as his first national tour in 2017. His first solo album “DREAM” was released in May, 2019, and selected “Record Geijutsu selected CD”. He was invited to ITEC2019 as a soloist, and had the solo recital.
As a member of Euphonium and Tuba Quartet “Boreas Quartet” formed in graduates of the University of Alabama, he released a debut album “The Serpent’s Kiss” in U.S.A in 2014. Also, he is active as a Euphonium player of “Bottoms up Euphonium Tuba Quartet”, “FUNKARU”, “Ensemble DOSanko”,”Spiel kammerensemble”.
Currently he plays with professional orchestras and teaches the Euphonium at Kunitachi College of Music, J. F. Oberlin University, Sapporo Otani University and high school.
He wrote an article “One Point Lesson” in “Band Journal” in 2017.
Based on his belief that is bringing the pleasure and excellence of music through the Euphonium, he is aiming at the Euphonium will pervade people’s daily life.


“If we two are together, we can do anything!”
Euphman and Tubaman came from the “Tuba Planet” to defend love and peace on the earth in 2005. Their original groovy musics with various styles of music make people happy! Happily, and beautifully! Please enjoy the phantasmagorical Tuba sound.
1st Album “TubamanShow”, 2nd Album “Children’s TubamanShow” are now on sale.

“Euphman” Profile
According to information from certain quarters, he has strong connection with Toshinori Terukina who has graduated from Aichi University of the Arts, studied Euphonium under Dr.Brian Bowman while specializing in Jazz at Graduate school of University of North Texas, back to Japan after won the 1st prize at ITEC International Jazz Competition in 2004 and now very active in various fields such as Jazz and Pops. Member of the World Masked Musicians Association.

“Tubaman” Profile
According to information from certain quarters, he has strong connection with Tatsuki Yoshino who has graduated from Tokyo College of Music, studied jazz at Waseda University Modern Jazz Club, become the member of Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra as a tuba player in 1987, studied Tuba under Rex Martin at Northwestern University as overseas training student of Affinis Arts Foundation, and now is not only active as Tuba player but also playing with Big Band and at a live music club. Member of the World Masked Musicians Association.

Rena Hashimoto

Born in Tokyo. Graduated from Piano major of Tokyo College of Music. Studied Piano under Yasuko Koyama and Yukiko Okafuji.
She performed Piano mainly as an ensemble Pianist and made an effort to improve Piano domestically and internationally from she was in the college. Currently she played on many stages such as international music competitions and festivals all over the world as a public pianist and performed with famous players.
The public pianist of TubaMania International Festival in 2013 and 2014, the 51st International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen in 2016, Italian Brass Week in 2016 and 2017, Akiyoshidai Music Competition Tuba Category in 2018, Jeju International Brass Competition in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, and International Tuba Euphonium Conference in 2014 and 2019.
She played with Heiko Triebener, a Tuba player of Bamberger Symphoniker, at the recital in Bamberg in 2017. Also she played at a famous Tuba soloist, Øystein Baadsvik’s Solo recital tour in Sweden.
She is performing actively such as at various concerts and with orchestras.

Ensemble Philos

“Ensemble Philos” is an Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble group formed by 4 players connected with Kyushu, Aki Kumagawa(Euphonium), Yudai Hironaka(Euphonium), Toshihiro Ueoka(Tuba) and Yuki Miyahara(Tuba) in 2017. They are active widely at such as outdoor events, independent concerts, and also deliver performance to kindergartens. The name “Philos” comes from a Greek word ‘Philos’ meaning “loving”. Also, there are many music words like “Philosophy” and “Philharmonic” in English come from ‘Philos’, that is the name of “Ensemble Philos” is contained a wish for a circle of music will be bigger by sounds of Euphonium and Tuba. For various ages people from who loves Euphonium and Tuba to who meets the sound of Euphonium and Tuba for the first time, they offer the fascination of Euphonium and Tuba.
Official Twitter: @EnsemblePhilos / Official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EnsemblePhilos/

Aki Kumagawa
Born in Takarazuka City, Hyogo. Lived in Fukuoka city, Fukuoka. Graduated from Music Major of Fukuoka Women’s Junior College. She won the 1st prize at the 5th Brian Bowman Competition. Took lessons by Brian Bowman, Roger Behrend, Neal Corwell, and Rex Martin in 1999 and 2001 in U.S.A. Currently she belongs to Kyushu Wind Orchestra and a music office “Musebear”. Teaching at Fukuoka Women’s Junior College and Kwassui Women’s University. A member of Euphonium and Tuba Ensemble Philos. She is active as a musician, a teacher of wind orchestras and a jury of competitions based on Fukuoka. Studied Euphonium under Kazunori Shimizu and Koji Suzuki.

Yudai Hironaka
Born in Kitakyushu, lived in Shimonoseki. Completed his Bachelor’s of Music at Kunitachi College of Music. He performed in the 2012 KCM graduate concert and the YAMAHA new comers recital. Completed his Master’s of Music at the University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, AR, U.S.A. He was a semi-finalist in the artist Euphonium competition at ITEC 2016. Studied the Euphonium under Toru Miura, Kimihiko Hasegawa, Dr. Mitsuru Saito, and Dr. Benjamin Pierce. He is currently active based in Kyushu area and Shimonoseki. His original etude “Ideas for Warm-Up” was published by Winds Score in 2017. Willson Euphonium Artist. Lecturer at Heisei College of Music and Depertment of Music of FukuokaDaiichi High School.

Toshihiro Ueoka
Graduated from Aichi University of the Arts. Finished the International Student’s Course of Malmö Academy of Music, Sweden. She played at Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra as a principal Tuba when she was in Royal Danish Academy of Music. In the same time period, she taught Tuba and Chamber music at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China. After returning to Japan in 2009, she plays, teaches and conducts based on Kyushu area. Won the highest prize at the 12th Kyushu Music Competition in 2010. The representative of Oita Euphonium Tuba Association and Wind Players Oita. Teaching at Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture, Fukuoka Women’s Junior College and Oita prefectural Midorigaoka Art high school. Lecturer of Hita Hight School Instrumental Music Club and Kokonoe Ryokuyou Junior High School. Trainer of Brass section of Oita University Faculty Of Medicine Orchestra Club. Lecturer of Iichiko Grand Theater Junior Orchestra. A member of Kyushu Wind Orchestra. Studied Tuba under Shigeo Takesada, Hiroyuki Yasumoto, and Jens Bjørn-Larsen, Chamber Music under Ryohei Nakagawa (Basson).

Yuki Miyahara
After graduated from Department of Music of Fukuoka Daiichi High School, he entered Elisabeth University of Music as a special scholarship student. Then he went to Germany and completed Master’s of Music at University of Music Freiburg. He came back to Japan in 2016. He currently actives around Kyushu area. Studied Tuba under Koji Suzuki and Helmut Karg. He teaches Tuba at Fukuoka Daiichi High School.

Takahiro Iwamitsu

Born in Yamaguchi. Graduated from Yanai High School in Yamaguchi and Kunitachi College of Music. Finished Soloist course of the college and performed in a graduate concert. Finished Master’s Course of the University of North Texas. Gave lessons to students at the University as an assistant. He won the 1st prizes at SCRTEC Quartet Competition in 2017 and GPRTEC Mock Band Euphonium Audition in 2015 (U.S.A.), the 2nd prize at the 30th Leonard Falcone International Euphonium Artist Competition in 2015 (U.S.A.), the 3rd prize at ITEC Quartet Competition in 2014 (U.S.A.), and prizes at TUSABTEW Euphonium Competition in 2017 (U.S.A.), TUSABTEW Mock Band Euphonium Audition in 2016, ITEC Mock Band Euphonium Audition in 2016 and the 29th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition in 2012. He was a principal player at North Texas Wind Symphony, and participated in many recordings. As a member of North Texas Euphonium Quartet and fLOW Quartet, he was invited to many universities and conference as a guest. He gives lessons and master classes at Japan and U.S.A. such as University of Memphis, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Stephen F. Austin State University as a lecturer.
Also as a composer, his composition for Euphonium Quartet “NiTor EQuus” won the 1st prize at TUSABTEW Composition Competition in 2017.
Studied Euphonium under Taiichiro Kobayashi, Toru Mmiura, Mitsuru Saito and Dr. Brian Bowman. Euphonium instructor of Yamaha Music Japan.

Ayako Yanagi

Born in Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi. Graduated from Art course at Meisei Gakuin High School and Kunitachi College of Music, finished Advanced soloist course of the College.
When he was in the college, he participated in Orchestre de la Garde Republicaine Japan concert as a “banda” member and the final concert of the 65th The Midwest Band Clinic.
He won the 3rd prize at the small ensemble competition at ITEC 2014.
Currently he is active as a freelance player and teaching Euphonium, wind band and Solfege.
A part-time lecturer at Meisei Gakuin High School, a member of Euphonium ensemble “Phoenix”.
Studied Euphonium under Toru Miura, Hiromasa Kimura, Kaoru Tsuyuki, Minako Ishibashi, Mitsuru Saito, and Masami Fukagawa.

Hiroya Nakamura

Born in Yamaguchi. Graduated from Houfu-nishi High School and Elisabeth University of Music.
He won the 1st prize at the 1st JETA Student Solo Competition Euphonium category, the 2nd prize at the 32nd Japan Wind and Percussion Competition Euphonium category.
Studied under Kaoru Tsuyuki, Minako Ishibashi, and Shoichiro Hokazono.
He currently actives as a soloist or a member of ensembles, and also plays with Wind bands and Orchestras as a supernumerary based in and out of Yamaguchi.