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Yo Saito Harp Recital

Yo Saito Harp Recital


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Yo Saito, Harp Recital

Venue : Ginza Oji Hall

All seats are unreserved ¥ 3,500

Supported by: Japan Harp Association, Yokohama Music Culture Association, Japan Federation of Musicians

Management/Inquiries: Pro Arte Musice Tel. 03-3943-6677


Handel (Sumire Kuwashima): Chaconne
Handel: Harp Concerto Op.4 No.6 in B flat major
GFHndel: Konzert Op.4 Nr.6 B-due
Bach (MC. Jamet): Suite BWV996
JSBach(arr.MC.Jamet): Suite BWV996
Taillefer: Sonata
G. Tailleferre: Sonate pour harpe
Grand Janie: Rhapsody
M. Grandjany: Rhapsodie
Parish-Albers: Serenade Op.83
E. Parish-Alvars: Srnade Op.83
Caplet: Vivertimement - French style - Spanish style
A. Caplet: Divertissements ~ la frranaise ~ l'espagnole
Gridi: Old Saltico
J.Guridi: Viejo Zortzico
Tournier: Sonatine Op.30
M. Tournier: Sonatine pour harpe Op.30


Yo Saito, Harp

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 1983. Graduated from the same graduate school in 1985. Studied at the Lausanne Conservatory in Switzerland.
Studied under Sumire Kuwashima, Chantal Mathieu, and Atsuko Yoshino. In addition, he received instruction from world-famous harpists such as L. Laskine and S. Mildonian.
Performed in a wide range of venues such as solo, ensemble, orchestra, studio recording, and broadcasting while in school.
In 1991, he won second prize in the professional section of the Japan Harp Competition.
Since 1987, he has independently held six recitals at Casals Hall and other venues in Tokyo.
Debuted as an orchestral soloist in 1989 with the Japan Philharmonic/Mozart (Fl Sanae Nakayama) conducted by Akeo Watanabe. He has performed with the Sendai Philharmonic, New Vivaldi Ensemble, Wiener Mozart Chamber Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Yokohama Minatomirai Hall Silvester Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, and others. He is known for his concertos by Handel, Mozart and Debussy.
The main co-stars so far are flute / Shinya Koide, Yumi Yamagata, R. Kovac, J. Ferrandis, G. Bear, Taiichi Uemura, Shigenori Kudo, Rie Akagi, Ayako Takagi, Megumi Hirayama, Violin / R Degareille, Yoshio Unno, Fumio Tokunaga, Sonoko Numata, Cello: Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Tsukichi Saito, Kaoru Hanasaki, Piano: Kentaro Haneda, P. Sigmanowski, Soprano: Shinobu Sato, Ondomartno: Takashi Harada, Ocarina: Sojiro, Singer-songwriter: Mimori Yusa, etc.
Alongside his orthodox activities in the classical genre, he developed his unique sensibilities cultivated from his performance career as a studio musician, and worked on creating new performance forms and works that make full use of overdubbing and electronics.
CD albums were released in 1997, "Soft & Mild 'Southern Cross'" by Bandai Music, and in 2002, "Illusory Celtic Irish music played by the harp" by Kitty MME/Universal Music. It consisted of a cover song that made full use of. Since then, from his own label "Igrek Records", he has released CDs of "Kuro KUGO Maboroshi no Harp" in 2006, "Izumi", a collection of classical pieces in 2009, and "Hoshizora no Promenade", a collection of his own performances.
In addition, he collects and plays the historically important 19th-century French erard harp and the lyre lyre "Kugo," which was revived from a 1,200-year hiatus in the Shosoin Repository.
Based on his unique and diverse performance career, he strives to create high-quality concerts from a friendly perspective, and has earned a reputation as a talented group that is active on the front lines.
In 1997, he received the TOYP Grand Prize from the Junior Chamber International Japan.
From 2008 to 2010, at Yokohama Minatomirai Hall, he produced the harp festival concert series "The Future of the Harp" and the CD "Flying Young Harpist" series.
2004, 2009 Japan Harp Competition judge.
Director of the Japan Harp Association. Associate member of JASRAC. Member of the Japan Music Federation. A member of the Yokohama Music Culture Association.