Profile of Ihatov Recorder Ensemble Members
Born in the City of Esashi, Iwate Prefecture.
Studied recorder and cornetto under Messrs. Koudou Uesugi, Sadao
Udagawa and Jean - Pierre Canihac. Further, taught cornetto under
Messrs. Bruce Dickey and William Dongois. In 1980, 81 and 82, won
prizes at the solo branch of the All Japan Recorder Contest. In 1980,
won the first prize at the solo branch of the Contest. Joined Shobi
Recorder Orchestra. Gave a guest, performance at Baroqueband,
Pro-Musics Kanagawa, Tokyo Kogakushudan and Anthornrollo. Since 1994,
making efforts at introducing music composed by Kenji Miyazawa as the
leader or Ihatov Recorder Ensemble. Also presides "Musica Flauta".
The leader of SUPER OCARINA BAND "THE GOOSE".
The producer of Ocarina Ensemble "Concerto Flora".
While teaching recorder and ocarina, makes a guest appearance at many
concerts as a classical and ethnic musical instrument player.
Born in Gifu Prefecture. Gradudated from the piano
section of Tokyo Conservatoire Shoubi. Studies piano under late Mr.
Youji Taniai, recorder under Mr. Koudou Uesugi. taught rendering
method by Messrs. Walter van Hauve and Hans Maria Knais. In 1982 and
83, won the top prize at the ensemble part of All Japan Recorder
Contest. The regular members of Tokyo Recorder Orchestra, Tokyo
Blockflute Ensemble. Coterie of recorder duo "Bressan". Arranged many
pieces of string ensemble and march. Teaching amateur recorder players
all around Japan.
Since his middle school years, having been very
much interested in classical music. He started learning recorder in
his early days under the guidance of Messrs. Ken Iimuro and Naoyuki
Ootake. An undergraduate at Tokai University, he studied abroad at the
Sveling Music Institute in Amsterdam and learnt lots from Mr.Walter
Van Have. Having played recorder in the wide range of repertoires such
as baroque chamber music and various fields of consorts. Also
participated in the performance at the National Theatre as the player
of the court music of ancient Japan and the restored musical
instrument of Shosoin. The coterie of Tokyo Recorder Orchestra, a
recorder quintet, "Consort Recordo", a recorder duo, "Yasu", an Irish
music group "The Far East Session".
Born in Tokyo. Professional player of such
classical and ethnical instruments as flute, recorder, kena, nai,
zuruna. Active in the fields of dancing, singing and pantomime as
session musician. A member of Tokyo Recorder Orchestra and "Musica
Born in Tokyo. Graduated from the Department of
Literature, Senshu University. Studied recorder under Mr. Shigeharu
Yamaoka. In 1984, received a golden prize at the solo branch of the
All Japan Recorder Contest. In 1991, participated in a concert tour to
Indonesia and Malaysia sponsored by International Exchange Fund. Have
been taking part in many concert tours around Japan. Lecturer at the
community college sponsored by Mainichi Shinbun and Seiyu Store. A
coterie of recorder duo "Bressan". The regular members of Tokyo
Recorder Orchestra, a creative musical instrument group "Chikotan",
and SUPER OCARINA BAND "THE GOOSE".
Born in Tokyo. Graduated from the Humanity
Department of Musashino University. Majored in German culture. Studied
recorder under the guidance of Mr.Chihiro Yazawa. Active all the parts
of Japan as an expert and instructor in the genre of music education
in terms of playing and teaching recorders. Also famous for playing
solo concerts or participating in ensemble performances. Up until
1988, the member of Kitayama Takashi Syrinks Recorder Quintet. At
present, Director of East Japan Branch of Tokyo Recorder Society.
Lecturer of Toyama Musical Instruments Co. and coterie of Tokyo
Born in Nagano Prefecture. Graduated from the vocal
music course of Shobi Music Junior College. Since then, advanced to
the graduate course of Tokyo Conservatoire Shobi and began learning
recorder. Studied flute with Mr.Junichi Nakayama. Played together with
Tokyo Recorder Orchestra, "Group Aine", a group of playing hand-made
instruments "Chikotan". Belongs to the Tokyo Recorder Society. Active
in the nationwide playing and teaching recorders.
Born in the City of Hanamaki, Iwate Prefecture.
Graduated from the Hanamaki High Scool, then, the Department of
Japanese Literature, Showa Women's College. Her Christian grandfather,
an elementary school teacher, Mr.Masaomi Terui, taught Kenji Miyazawa
at his fifth grade of the elementary school. Her father, Mr.Kinjiro
Terui, in turn was taught by Miyazawa at the Hizuki Agriculture Junior
College. At the theatrical group presided by her father and named by
Mr.Kotaro Takamura, famous sculptor "Hanamaki Kenji no Kai", played
leading roles in the plays for Kenji's stories as "Kazeno Matasaburo",
"Kari no doji", "Tsuchigami to kitsune", "Kairo dancho", etc. In her
college days, learnt reading method of poems by Mr.Arou Naito, a
famous man of letters in French. Also a student of the Theatrical Arts
Institute. From 1981 to 1996, recited Kenji's 120 poems in dialect
once a month for 39 times. In 1988, performed dialect recitation of
Kenji's work several times at a 12-week educational program "The World
of Miyazawa Kenji" lectured by Mr.Taijiro Amazawa, Professor of Meiji
Gakuin College and sponsored by NHK Channel 3. Took part in the
performance produced and directed by Messrs. H.Kumai and K.Watanabe of
"Group 146". At present, having been teaching dialect and twice a year
performing poem reading and fairy story-telling entitled "A message to
In 1981, graduated from the Arts Department of Tama
College of Arts. In 1974, played a leading role in an NHK-TV drama "A
Girl in the Dream Island", written and directed by Mr.Shouichiro
Sasaki. From 1980 to 1984, also starred in such NHK-TV dramas as "Four
Seasons Utopiano" -received such prizes as Emmy Excellence Prize,
Italian Broadcasting Society Prize, TV Grand Prize, A prize for new
actresses, etc., "The River sounds like a Violin", "Rainbow in
Andalusia", "Spring-Light of Sound" as a heroine piano tuner(Eiko).
In 1989, appeared on TV documentary drama of "Chopin at Dawn-Restored
Life of Ms.Kiyoko Tanaka, an excellently talented pianist"-received
prizes from TBS-Radio and the Broadcasting Culture Foundation, and
"DQ" in 1992-received prizes from NHK-FM and the Galaxy. Since 1989,
commenced reading activities. Active in not only reading practice but
in collaboration with Western and Japanese music and modern dance.
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