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Conductor

Chief Conductor Norichika Iimori

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 Norichika Iimori graduated from the conducting course of the Toho Gakuen School of Music. After studying in Berlin and Munich, beginning in 1994 he held successive posts including Resident Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Guest Conductor of the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow Radio, and Resident Conductor of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra. In 1996 he led the European tour of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and was lauded in a newspaper which said, “Iimori will surely go on to attract international attention.” In 2003, in his first appearance in a subscription concert of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Iimori conducted a successful performance of Mahler’s 1st Symphony. In 2006 he was awarded the “Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists” from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

 Iimori has been invited to conduct many world-class orchestras including the Radio Symphony Orchestra Frankfurt, Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, and Prague Symphony Orchestra. In 2001 he became General Music Director of the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he recorded the complete Beethoven Symphonies and carried out a successful Japan tour in 2006.

 In 2016 Iimori recorded “Mozart: The Complete Symphonies” with the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, one of the few recordings of the composer’s complete symphonies in the world and the first in Japan. He is currently making a recording of “The Complete Haydn Symphonies” with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra Currently, Norichika Iimori is Music Director of the Pacific Philharmonia Tokyo, Principal Conductor of the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate of the Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka, Principal Guest Conductor of the Württemberg Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, and Principal Guest Conductor of the Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra. In April 2023, he will become Chief Conductor of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra.

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Conductor Emeritus Ken Takaseki

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 Ken Takaseki was born in Tokyo. He started to study piano and violin early in his childhood. He won the Karajan Competition in Japan in 1977 while he was still a student at the Toho Gakuen School of School of Music. After graduating from the school the following year, he leftJapan to study at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Academy (Karajan Foundation) and worked as an assistant to Herbert von Karajan till 1985. During the summer of 1981, he studied under Leonard Bernstein and Seiji Ozawa at Tanglewood Festival. In the sameyear, he made his debut in Europe with the Bergen Symphony Orchestra in Norway.

 In 1983 he won the 2nd prize at the Nicolai Malco Competition for Young Conductors, and in 1984 he drew attention when he won the Hans Swarowsky Competition. In January 1985, he made his debut in Japan with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at its subscription concert. In 1991 he conducted the NHK Symphony Orchestra at its subscription concert and received outstanding critical acclaim. In 1994, he toured around Europe with the Gunma Symphony Orchestra with great success performing in various places and on such occasions as Prague Spring International Music Festival and Festival of Vienna.

 Besides many orchestras in Japan, he has performed with Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Denmark National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Deutche Symphonie Orchester Berlin, Klangforum Wien, and WDR Symphonie Orchester Koeln among others. In 1994, he toured around Europe with the Gunma Symphony Orchestra with great success. In February 2013 and April 2017, he conducted a subscription concerts of the St.Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, bringing out a full, rich sound from this distinguished Russian orchestra and receiving high praise from the audience and orchestra members.

 His opera conducting career includes Mozart’s DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (1990, 2007), LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1991) and Monteverdi/Henze’s IL RITOMO d’ULISSE IN PATRIA (2009) with Tokyo Nikikai, Verdi’s FALSTAFF at a subscription concert of Gunma Symphony Orchestra (2003), Britten’s CURLEW RIVER at Sumida Triphony Hall (1997) and PETER GRIMES with The College Opera House Osaka (2013), Dan’s YUZURU at New National Theatre,Tokyo (2011) and Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte at New National Theatre,Tokyo Opera Studio (2017).

 Takaseki has earned the profound trust of artists. At the Pierre Boulez Kyoto Prize Workshop in 2009, for example, he received high praise from Pierre Boulez and such world-renowned soloists as Mischa Maisky, Itzhak Perlman, and in particular Martha Argerich, for his performances over the course of three concerts including the Japan premiere of a work by Rondion Schedrin.
He was Music Director and Principal Conductor of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (1986-1990); Conductor of the New Japan Philharmonic (1994-2000); Principal Conductor of the Century Orchestra Osaka (1997-2003); Music Director of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra (1993-2008); Resident Conductor of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra (2003-2012); Principal Guest Conductor of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra; and currently he is a Principal Conductor of the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Resident Conductor(Chief Conductor from April 2023)of the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Professor for conducting department, faculty of music of Tokyo University of the Arts. April 2021, he appointed Chief Conductor of the Mt.Fuji Philharmonic Orchestra. (Shizuoka Symphony Orchestra)

He won Akeo Watanabe Foundation Music Award in 1996, Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award in 2011 and Suntory Music Award in 2018.
In March 2019, he conducted Dan Ikuma’s opera “Yuzuru” at Vladivostok and St. Petersburg, as part of the “Japan Year in Russia”.
In April 2021, he conducted the New National Theatre,Tokyo Opera production, Stravinsky’s “Le Rossignol” and Tchaikovsky’s
“Iolanta”.

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Conductor Laureate Ken-ichiro Kobayashi

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 Ken-ichiro Kobayashi studied composition and conducting at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (now Tokyo University of the Arts). He received both the first prize and the special award at the 1st International Conductors’ Competition in Budapest.

 Kobayashi has appeared in major international music festivals and held positions with many orchestras in Japan and abroad. Through activities including successful Japan tours with overseas orchestras such as the Hungarian National Philharmonic and Czech Philharmonic, as well as overseas tours with the Japan Philharmonic and other Japanese orchestras, Kobayashi has made remarkable contributions to society and international exchange through culture. For these contributions, he was acknowledged by the Director of the Agency for Cultural Affairs in 2011, and received the Order of the Rising Sun in 2013 and The Imperial Prize and the Japan Art Academy Prize in 2021. He was also awarded the Liszt Memorial Decoration, the Hungarian Order of Culture, the “Middle Cross with the Star” decoration, and the title of Hungarian Cultural Ambassador from the Hungarian government.

 As a composer, Kobayashi has produced numerous works. In 1999 he composed “Passacaglia,” a work for strings commissioned in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and Japan. Its first performance with the Netherlands Philharmonic received an enthusiastic ovation, and it has since been performed on a variety of occasions.

 Kobayashi has released numerous CDs and DVDs on Octavia Records. His books include A Conductor’s Reflections (published by Kikoshobo) and Going to an Orchestra Concert with Ken-ichiro Kobayashi (published by Junposha).

 Since 2005, with his social contribution-oriented project “Kobaken and Friends,” Kobayashi has carried out charity concerts throughout Japan together with volunteer members who share his vision, including professional, amateur, student and challenged musicians. His sincere approach to music and passionate conducting style have earned him the nickname “fiery Kobaken.” One of Japan’s leading maestros, Kobayashi has appeared as guest conductor with many Japanese and overseas orchestras.

 Presently Kobayashi holds positions with the Japan Philharmonic (Honorary Conductor Laureate), Hungarian National Philharmonic (Conductor Laureate), Nagoya Philharmonic (Conductor Laureate), Gunma Symphony (Conductor Laureate), Yomiuri Nippon Symphony (Special Guest Conductor), and Kyushu Symphony (Honorary Guest Conductor). He is also a professor at Tokyo University of the Arts and the Tokyo College of Music, honorary professor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He used to be a Music Director of Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and United Art Directors of Nagano Prefecture. He is a trustee of the Rohm Music Foundation and music director of Toshima city, Tokyo.

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Solo Concertmaster

Ayano Ito

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 Born in Tokyo, Ayano Ito started violin lessons at the age of three. Before entering high school, she performed as a soloist with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. After Toho Gakuen Music High School, she graduated from Toho Gakuen College Music Department with a first-class honors degree. Ito won first prize in the Tokyo International Music Competition for Chamber Music and Hideo Saito Award, and she accepted an invitation to perform at the Tanglewood Music Festival.

 In 1993, Ito left Japan to study at the Bern University of the Arts (HKB) on a Swiss government scholarship. In 1996, she graduated from HKB with a first-class honors degree and won third prize (there was no first-prize winner) in the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition. After returning to Japan, she served as the concertmaster of the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra.

 In 2000, Ito was awarded the Energia Music Award for her achievements in the music world in Hiroshima. In addition, she performed as a soloist several times with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra on NHK’s radio program FM Symphony Concert. Ito has also pursued a career as a soloist and chamber music performer. In 2009, she became the concertmaster of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra. In 2019, she was awarded the Jomo Shimbun Award for Music sponsored by the Jomo newspaper publishing company. She has studied violin under Saburo Sumi, Koji Toyoda, Masafumi Hori, Toshiya Eto, Katsuhiko Tamaki, and Igor Ozim and chamber music under Bruno Canino and J.E. Dähler. In April 2023, she will become solo concertmaster of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra.

 Ito made a live recording of Brahms: Complete Violin Sonatas with conductor Kazumasa Watanabe and released a CD in 2010.

Concertmaster

Shunichiro Fukuda

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Born in Kanagawa Prefecture.
Completed undergraduate and graduate programs at the Tokyo College of Music with a first-class honors degree.
Studied violin under Machie Oguri and Yasuko Otani.
Won prizes at major competitions in Japan, including the Tokyo Music Competition and the Music Competition of Japan .
To date, he has made numerous appearances at events including La Folle Journée au Japon (currently La Folle Journée Tokyo) , Spring Festival in Tokyo , Gargan Music Festival , and Kirishima International Music Festival . As a soloist, he has performed with orchestras including the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra , the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra , the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra , and the New Japan Philharmonic .
He has also been active in chamber music, pursuing his studies at the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga , Project Q , and Viola Space , among others. He was a season member of the Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo in 2017, a scholarship recipient of Aoyama Foundation (currently Aoyama Music Foundation) in 2016, and an artist of CHANEL Pygmalion Days in 2018. In April 2023, he became the concertmaster of the Gunma Symphony Orchestra.

Orchestra Members

Principal player     [50音順]

SOLO CONCERTMASTER

  • 1伊藤文乃220hp19○_Z625805
    Ayano Ito

CONCERTMASTER

  • 2福田俊一郎250hp
    Shunichiro Fukuda

 

VIOLINS

  • 3秋葉美果200hp7○胸上_Z625270
    Mika Akiba
  • 6高杉220hp6○_Z625542
    Shan Gao
  • 7小松英都220hp1○_Z625394
    Hideto Komatsu
  • 8小宮山孝220hp6○メイン_Z625421
    Takashi Komiyama
  • 9佐野隆220hp5○_Z625436
    Takashi Sano
  • 10塩加井ななみhp
    Nanami Shiokai
  • 11杉山和駿hp215
    Takatoshi Sugiyama
  • 12竹内千尋220hp6○メイン_Z625549
    Chihiro Takeuchi
  • 13棚田敦子220hp6○_Z625584
    Atsuko Tanada
  • 14筒井志帆220hp8○_Z625940
    Shiho Tsutsui
  • 15西谷康子220hp7○メイン_Z626094
    Yasuko Nishitani
  • 16原実和子200hp2○メイン_Z622926
    Miwako Hara
  • 17古橋綾子220hp8○_Z625888
    Ayako Furuhashi
  • 18松本花菜220hp7○_Z625984
    Kana Matsumoto
  • 14
    Toyoko Miyazawa
  • 20宮澤直樹220hp6○_Z626029
    Naoki Miyazawa
  • 21山田修平220hp3○_Z626067
    Shuhei Yamada
  • 4山本はづき220hp4○メイン_Z626127
    Hazuki Yamamoto

 

VIOLAS

  • 24池田美代子220hp②○メイン_Z625456
    Miyoko Ikeda
  • 26植村貴雄220hp1○_Z625325
    Takao Uemura
  • 27太田玲奈220hp4○メイン_Z626042
    Rena Ota
  • 26田岡幸子220hp3○_Z625516
    Sachiko Taoka
  • 29戸塚伊理一220hp3○メイン_Z625628
    Iriichi Totsuka
  • 25渡邉信一郎220hp5〇メイン_Z622924
    Shinichiro Watanabe

 

CELLOS

  • 34中田英一郎220hp2○_Z625725
    Eiichiro Nakada
  • 29
    Karan Nagase
  • 35坂菜々子220hp5
    Nanako Ban
  • 36ファニー220hp1○_Z625849
    Fanny Pouzalgues
  • 37サンプル松本恒瑛220hp3○_Z626210
    Tsuneaki Matsumoto
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    DOUBLE BASSES

    • 40石神悠220hp4○_Z626105
      Yu Ishigami
    • 38市川哲郎220hp2○_Z625318
      Tetsuro Ichikawa
    • 41片倉宏樹220hp3○メイン_Z625333
      Hiroki Katakura
    • 42若林昭220hp4○_Z626165
      Akira Wakabayashi

     

    FLUTES

    • 44白水裕憲210hp➄○メイン_Z625966
      Hironori Shirouzu
    • 45中條秀記220hp9○メイン_Z625702
      Hideki Nakajo

     

    OBOES

    • 47小宮山美香220hp13○メイン_Z625424
      Mika Komiyama
    • 48高﨑智久220hp14○メイン_Z625498
      Tomohisa Takasaki
    • 49渡邊潤也220hp④○メイン_Z626180
      Junya Watanabe

     

    CLARINETS

    • 51高子由佳220hp5○_Z625505
      Yuka Takashi
    • 50西川智也220hp9○メイン_Z625443
      Tomoya Nishikawa
    • 田村知子
      Tomoko Tamura

     

    BASSOONS

    • 54石川了一220hp5○メイン_Z625296
      Ryoichi Ishikawa
    • 55奈波和美220hp13○_Z625842
      Kazumi Naba
    • 56西岡千里220hp13○メイン_Z625742
      Chisato Nishioka

    HORNS

    • 57関本隆夫220hp5○_Z625479
      Takao Sekimoto
    • 58竹村淳司220hp12○_Z625564
      Takemura Junji
    • 59ハマジ宗220hp6○メイン_Z625646
      Kaname Hamaji
    • 60向井正明220hp11〇メイン_Z626056
      Masaaki Mukai

     

    TRUMPETS

    • 63太田恭史220hp20○メイン調整7012095
      Yasuhito Ota

     

    TROMBONES

    • 67石村源海クレジット追加
      Yoshihiro Ishimura
    • 68越智大輔220hp10○メイン_Z625358
      Daisuke Ochi
    • 69棚田和彦220hp3○_Z625601
      Kazuhiko Tanada

     

    BASS TROMBONE

    • 70石原左近160hp6○メイン_Z625312
      Sakon Ishihara

     

    TUBA

    • 71松下裕幸220hp10○メイン_Z625921
      Hiroyuki Matsushita

     

    TIMPANI & PERCUSSIONS

    • 72堀川正彦210hp3○_Z625897
      Masahiko Horikawa
    • 73三橋敦220hp7○_Z625367
      Atsushi Mitsuhashi
    • 74山本貢大220hp4○メイン_Z625286
      Kota Yamamoto

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