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Concert for Kids Classic from 0 years old

Concert for Kids Classic from 0 years old


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Venue: Nova Hall

Cast: Eri Unoki (soprano), Masatoshi Uehara (tenor), Maya Kai (violin), Mayumi Hama (marimba and percussion), Mitsutaka Shiraishi (piano)

Inquiries: Tsukuba City Promotion Foundation 029-856-7007

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Mitsutaka Shiraishi (piano)

After attending the high school attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, completed the Tokyo University of the Arts and its graduate school. In 1989, he entered the Juilliard School. 1990 Gina Bachauer International Scholarship Competition Winner. In 1991, she won the on-campus concerto competition and performed with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Returned to Japan in 1992.
In 1994, at the 63rd Music Competition of Japan, she won the Kinoshita Award (co-starring), which is given to excellent performances of Japanese songs. His solo, chamber music, concerto, etc., have a reputation for high musicality, and are highly trusted by domestic and foreign co-stars. What deserves special mention is the lively, overwhelming sense of rhythm and structure, and the finely polished and beautiful sound that makes you feel the unique universe. In addition, his repertoire is wide, and his talent is fully demonstrated regardless of the field, such as Japanese and contemporary works. Many appearances on NHK-BS, NHK-FM, etc. In activities such as the public hall music revitalization project of the Foundation for Regional Creation, he travels around the country, actively working on educational programs for children, and also serves as a judge for juniors and various competitions. As a culmination of one year's activities, he held 24 solo recitals regularly in Tokyo every year. The ambitious program and the refreshing stage are also attractive, and it is one of the few talented groups.

CDs include "Regulus Circuit", "109", "Grand Conductor's Piano Works", "Composer Mravinsky", "Beethoven Piano Sonatas Vol. 2007) was well received, and "Leroy Anderson on Piano" received praise from Anderson's family.

He studied piano under Keiko Kanazawa, Yoshie Takara, the late Jun Date, Hitoshi Kobayashi, and Martin Canin, chamber music under Felix Galimia, and accompaniment under Jonathan Feldman. Part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Ochanomizu University.

Mayumi Hama (marimba)

Graduated from Toho Gakuen University Music Department Performance Department Percussion Department Marimba major at the top of the list. After completing the graduate school at the same university, studied abroad at the University of Michigan Percussion Department Graduate School. Studied marimba under Keiko Abe and Michael Udow, percussion under Kyoichi Sano, and drum set under Michael Gould. 1999 2nd place at the 2nd World Marimba Competition.
So far, he has performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, appeared on NHK and NHK Educational TV, and performed at the World Marimba Festival and PASIC (International Percussion Arts Association, USA) as one of the world's leading marine artists. Invited to perform. In addition to concerts, he held workshops at the 2004 Performing Arts Trade Fair in Osaka, participated as a panelist at PASIC (Texas), and held a master class at The University of California Davis. In 2002 and 2003, he was active as a registered artist for the Public Hall Music Revitalization Project, and while performing not only in Japan but also overseas such as the United States, South Korea, China, Belgium, Switzerland, Taiwan, Ireland, etc. He also holds salon concerts at welfare facilities, hospitals, etc., where he can be familiar with a wide range of people while giving talks.
The CD "Soundscapes" released in the United States in 2000 states, "Mayumi Hama is an extraordinary marimba player. She possesses impeccable technique and sophisticated expressiveness, as well as an extraordinary talent for controlling dynamics and tones." —American Record Guide-" "I have heard some wonderful works by marimba artists, but Hama's work is top of the list, and her precision and expressive spirituality are equally astounding. -Percussive Notes-” and other magazines have received high praise.

(other performers)
Eri Unoki (soprano)
Masatoshi Uehara (tenor)
Kai Maya (violin)