Yu Tamaki

Yu Tamaki, Trombone

A solo trombone player who continues to perform borderless activities around the world. Born in Ashiya City, Hyogo Prefecture. After graduating from Hyogo Prefectural Nishinomiya High School Music Department and Kyoto City University of Arts, went to the United States alone. After serving as principal player of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, lecturer at the University of Mississippi, and graduate school assistant at Pittsburgh / Duquesne University, he returned to Japan. Participated in Seiji Ozawa's Opera Forest, Saito Kinen Orchestra in Tokyo. After enrolling in the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, he traveled to Europe under the Agency for Cultural Affairs' overseas training program. After graduating from the University of the Arts in Bern, Switzerland, at the top of his class, he joined the Southern Danish Philharmonic Orchestra. Performed at the La Folle Journée Music Festival (Nantes, France).

In 2018 , he became independent to concentrate on his solo activities. Since then, he has continued his own activities while going back and forth between continents. Currently, his solo performance is centered on orchestral music, chamber music, education, writing, and production. Official artist of Pro Arte Musique, US SE Shires, and willie's Custom Brass . Fukutama Festival music director (Shimane Prefecture). Currently residing in Denmark. Studied under Ian Bousfield, Peter Sullivan, Shinichi Kure, and Hiroo Yamashita.

Recent highlights include solo recitals in Japan, Korea, Denmark, etc., concertos and masterclasses, invitations to solo recitals and lectures at the International Trombone Festival (ITF2019, USA), Ian Bousfield ( soloist ) ), Peter Sullivan (Pittsburgh Symphony Principal), Colin Williams (New York Philharmonic Vice Principal), Brian Hecht (Atlanta Symphony) and other world-class trombonists. In addition, in order to explore the musical expression of the solo trombone, he has commissioned new works from world-famous composers such as Samuel Adler, Yasuhide Ito, Miho Hasama, Jeffrey Gordon, and Minako Seki. He is also active in cross-disciplinary collaborations, and has performed with Kenichi Aoyama (painter / filmmaker / stage designer), Anna Toritori (dancer), Keisuke Ogido (restorante Artesymposio owner chef), Hiroshi Yumura (Sanada Boeki), and others. .

He is the first Japanese brass instrument player to win prizes at two competitions that are members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions and two of the largest competitions in Japan. The 26th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition 7 judges unanimously won 1st place, 6th Jeju International Brass Instrument Competition (Korea) 2nd place, and many other awards. As a soloist, he has performed with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo New City Orchestra, Tokyo Kosei Wind, and others. So far, he has held recitals in Japan, the United States, Switzerland, Denmark, and South Korea. In 2018, he released his 1st solo album “Love and Chaos” , followed by his 2nd album “Colors for Trombone” in 2019 , followed by his 1st single “Game from An;G;El” . Member of the trombone duo "Tamashimizu" ( winner of the 22nd Aoyama Music Awards Baroque Saar Award), the tenor trombone quartet " 4 TenorBone JAPAN ", and the trombone ensemble "Slide Japan".

We are also focusing on the field of education, and so far we have developed seminars all over Japan. Since 2014 , he regularly holds the "Yu Tamaki Trombone Workshop" for training professional players. In 2014, Mr. Ian Bousfield was invited as a special lecturer.In 2016 , it was held at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan sponsored by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government . It was held. 2012 one-point lesson ( 12 times in total ) , 2014-2016 column " Challenge the world! ~ Grab a dream without borders " serialized ( 30 times in total) in the band journal magazine (Ongakunotomosha) .

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