Minoru Yoshizawa

Minoru Yoshizawa, Recorder

After graduating from Musashino Academia Musicae, he graduated from the Salzburg Mozarteum College of Music Recorder Department as an Austrian government scholarship student. Earn a Soloist Diploma. Studied recorder under F. Kehldorfer, early music performance method and musicology under N. Harnoncourt. After graduating from the Orff Institute (Institute for Music Education) as a German Government Scholarship student, he served as a flutist with the Mozarteum Orchestra and the Austrian Contemporary Music Ensemble, and participated in performances by H. Karajan and R. Nureyev. For 11 years after returning to Japan, he was a lecturer on NHK Educational TV program "Fue wa Utau" (1986-1997) and "Hobby Yuyu" ('01.'09). In addition to appearing in many concerts such as "Untitled Concert", he has recorded movies, animations, CDs, DVDs, and a large number of TV commercials. Activities to support children's independence in Indonesia and India (NGO, JICA). He presides over the recorder unit "La Strada" and continues to premiere contemporary music. Author of more than 50 music textbooks. After working as a guest lecturer at the Vienna College of Music and the Mozarteum College of Music, he is currently a part-time lecturer at Yokohama National University, Musashino College of Music, and Tokyo University of the Arts. Received the Shizuoka Prefecture Arts and Culture Encouragement Award.

Official website http://minoruyoshizawa.sakura.ne.jp/j/new.html

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