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Yasuto Tanaka CD Release Commemorative Recital - Morricone Baladice -

Yasuto Tanaka CD Release Commemorative Recital - Morricone Baladice -


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Yasuto Tanaka Morricone Paradise

Venue : Munetsugu Hall

All seats are unreserved General: 3500 yen Students: 2500 yen

Cast: Yasuto Tanaka (sax), Mitsutaka Shiraishi (piano)

Organizer: Floresta Co., Ltd. 03-6457-4695


Debussy: Rhapsody
Yukazu Hayashida: commissioned work
Milhaud: Scaramouche
Morricone (Arranged by Jun Chosei): Mission Paraphrase
Morricone (Arranged by Toshio Mashima): Morricone Paradise
Morricone (Arranged by Akira Senju): La Califa
Morricone (Arranged by Kosuke Yamashita): Sergio Leone Suite
Morricone (Arranged by John Harle): Golden Ecstasy


Yasuto Tanaka,saxophone

Born in Wakayama Prefecture. While studying at Kunitachi College of Music, he won 2nd place in the 1st Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, Saxophone Division, and 1st place in the 4th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. His musicality was highly praised by the late Mr. Marcel Mule, who called him "a great instrument with an inner poetry." After graduating from the university, he received the Yatabe Award, and after graduating, he received a lot of attention for his wide range of soloist activities all over the country, and has appeared on many TV and radio shows. He is also active as a baritone saxophonist in the saxophone quartet <Trouvert Quartet>. The quartet, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2007, has successfully performed not only in Japan but also in Europe, and has established itself as a world-class chamber music saxophone quartet. Released more than 10 CDs so far. In 2001, he won the grand prize in the record section of the Agency for Cultural Affairs art festival.
In 1991, released solo albums "Wind Instrument Solo Songs: Saxophone", 1995 "Rhapsody" (Toshiba EMI), 1997 "Saxophobia" (Toshiba EMI), 2003 "Gershwin Cocktail" (Kosei Shuppan). . In 2003, he received the Kinokuni Art Newcomer Award from Wakayama Prefecture. Studied the saxophone under the late Yuichi Omuro.
Currently, as a lecturer at Aichi Prefectural University of Arts, and as a lecturer at Showa College of Music and Showa Junior College, he is teaching the next generation. Concertmaster of Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra.
(Yasuhito Tanaka's homepage

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 demonstrated regardless of the field, such as Japanese and contemporary works. Many appearances on NHK-BS and NHK-FM broadcasts. In the activities of the Foundation for Regional Creation Public Hall Music Revitalization Project, 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 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. Category Excellence Award, 2007), both were well received, and "Leroy Anderson on the Piano" received praise from the bereaved family.

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