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Buzz Five

A brass quintet formed in 1997 by classmates at Tokyo University of the Arts, consisting of two trumpets, a horn, a trombone, and a tuba.

The group began its full-scale activities in 2000, performing at the Tokyo University of the Arts' regular chamber music concert.

He has been invited to numerous events, including the 2002 FIFA World Cup and the opening ceremony of the Nitten Exhibition.

Since 2004, he has been a registered artist with the Public Hall Music Revitalization Project of the Regional Creation Foundation, and has been actively involved in performing in public halls around the country, interacting with the local community, and teaching brass bands.

Since 2005, he has performed at the Saitama Prefectural Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation's " MEET THE MUSIC Artists Come to School" every year. In 2010 , he stayed in Izu City for three weeks and successfully held music appreciation classes in all 31 elementary and junior high schools in the city.

2002 " Disc Buzz "

2009 " Buzzooka "

In 2013, he released " Buzz plays BACH " and in 2017 , " Buzz goes buzz!! ". He was in charge of the music for the musical picture book "Arigatou Taboo", written and performed by Mari Watanabe, and has also appeared in many of her concerts. It was released on DVD in 2010 .

He has studied chamber music under Masakatsu Kurita and Satoshi Kamiya.

In 2001, at the Japan Brass Competition 2001 , the group won first place in the brass quintet category, as well as the grand prize, Senzoku Gakuen Prize, and Kawasaki Mayor's Prize.

In 2016, Moe Matsuyama joined the band on trumpet. In 2017, they appeared on NHK-FM's "Best of Classics" and BS Premium's "Classic Club."

Noro Noriyuki will join in April 2024. Now in its 27th year of activity, the group is still active as one of Japan's leading brass quintets. Official Facebook buzzfive/

Jin Ueda (Trumpet)

Born in Kyoto City. Started playing the trumpet at the age of 12. Graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts Faculty of Music after attending the Horikawa High School Music Department. Studied at the University of Music Franz Liszt Weimar in Germany as a trainee of the Overseas Study Program for Upcoming Artists (Agency for Cultural Affairs) in 2009. Studied chamber music under Professors Hiroaki Hayasaka, Masahiko Kurano, Genzo Kitamura, and U. Komischke, and W. Hilgers. Performed concertos with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra. Released solo albums "Kaleidoscope," "Telescope," and "Microscope." 1st place in the trumpet division of the 69th Japan Music Competition, and also won the Matsushita Award. 2004 Aoyama Music Award. Tokyo City Philharmonic Guest No. 1. Contract member of the Siena Wind Orchestra, leader of Buzz Five. Lecturer at Komoro High School Music Department, Nagano Prefecture, Senzoku Gakuen University and its graduate school.

Noro Noriyuki ( Trumpet )

Graduated from the Faculty of Music at Toho Gakuen School of Music. Completed the Master's course at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Won first place in the brass section of the 2nd Tokyo Music Competition. After graduating from university, he went to Germany as a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship student. For five years, he served as a contract member of the Schleswig-Holstein State Opera. He has studied trumpet under Kenji Tamiya, Jun Hasegawa, Hannes Reubin, and Thomas Kichle, and chamber music under Sachio Butsaka, Satoshi Kamiya, and Frank Brodhorn.

Currently, he is the principal trumpet player of the Orchestra Triptyque and a part-time lecturer at the School of Arts and Culture, J. F. Oberlin University.

Masami Tomoda (Horn)

Born in Saitama Prefecture. Started studying horn under Yamamoto Makoto at the age of 12. Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts after attending the music high school attached to the Faculty of Music. Performed at the Tokyo University of the Arts Choir Newcomer Concert. Passed the Saitama Prefecture Upcoming Musician Audition and performed at the debut concert. Performed with the Tokyo University of the Arts Student Orchestra and the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra. Dispatched to Hungary as an overseas trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs, he graduated in 2004 from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. Studied horn under Yamamoto Makoto, Matsuzaki Yutaka, M. Nagy, Moriyama Mitsuzo, V. Papirin, F. Adam, and S. Perlma, and chamber music under Okazaki Koji, Kurita Masakatsu, and Kamiya Satoshi. Member of Horn Ensemble Noah, United Horn Club, and Ensemble SIX. Principal horn of the Yokohama Sinfonietta.

Tadaaki Kato (Trombone)

Born in Saitama Prefecture. Started playing the trombone at the age of 10. Graduated from the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts. Studied trombone under the late Naoyuki Shiraishi, the late Yukio Nagahama, and Satoshi Kamiya. Has played as an extra in orchestras and wind ensembles, worked in studios, and performed in musicals. After serving as a part-time lecturer in the Orchestral Studies Department at Tokyo University of the Arts, he now travels around the country to perform concerts as a soloist and ensemble member. He is also committed to mentoring the next generation, and is highly trusted as a band director in the wind ensemble field and as a coordinator in the outreach field. Cooperating artist for the Regional Creation Public Hall Music Revitalization Project (Foundation). Member of Trio "N", Ensemble Kofu, The Best Bee-Brass in Japan, and Sinfonietta Shizuoka. Director of the Japan Trombone Association.

Masae Ishimaru (Tuba)

Born in Toyama Prefecture. Started playing the tuba at the age of 12. Graduated from the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts. Has performed in a wide range of fields, including orchestras, wind bands, chamber music, and ensembles. She also actively devotes herself to training the next generation of tuba players. She is known for her delicate and warm tone, as well as her ability to reliably support the base of the ensemble. As one of the few female tuba players, she is engaged in distinctive activities.

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