Yasuto Tanaka

Yasuto Tanaka ,Saxophone

While studying at Kunitachi College of Music, won 2nd place in the 1st Japan Wind and Percussion Competition and 1st place in the 4th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition.

In 1990, he held his debut recital at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan. Since then, he has performed a wide range of activities, including recitals, both at home and abroad. Orchestral as soloist, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, Kobe Chamber Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, etc. Many co-stars with.

Since 2000, he has been enthusiastically performing recitals and outreach concerts as an artist of the Regional Creation "Public Hall Music Revitalization Support Project".

In 2003, he received the Kinokuni Art Newcomer Award from Wakayama Prefecture.

From 2021 (public interest incorporated foundation) Sony Music Foundation "Classical for Children" registered artist.

Solo albums include "Wind Instrument Solo Song Collection: Saxophone" (Nippon Columbia) in 1991, "Rhapsody" (EMI music japan) in 1995, "Saxophobia" (EMI music japan) in 1997, and "Gershwin Cocktail" in 2003 ( Kosei Publishing Co., Ltd.), released “Moricone Paradise” (EMI music japan) in 2012.

He is also active as a member of the saxophone quartet Trouvère Quartet, and has released more than 10 albums so far. In 2001, he won the "Grand Prize" in the record section of the Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival.

Saxophonist of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra from 1989 to 2023. He served as Concert Concertmaster from 2011 to 2023.

Professor at Kunitachi College of Music.

Official website http://y-tanaka.sunnyday.jp/

Yasuto Tanaka



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