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Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital

Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital


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Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital

Max Reger 

Concert of all clarinet works 

In honor of the 100th anniversary of his death

Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital
 Dedicate to Max Reger

Photo: Atsushi Yamaguchi

Venue : Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Small Hall

Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Recital Hall

All seats are unreservednon reservation seat

General adult ¥5000 Student ¥2500

Support: Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Sponsor: Buffet Group Japan Co., Ltd.


Max Reger Max Reger
(March 19, 1873 - May 11, 1916)

Clarinet Sonata in A-flat major, Op.49-1
Clarinet Sonata in A flat major op.49-1

Clarinet Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.49-2
Clarinet Sonata in F sharp minor op.49-2

Clarinet Sonata in B flat major, Op.107
Clarinet Sonata in B flat major op.107

Clarinet Quintet in A major, Op.146
Clarinet Quintet in A major op.146


Hirotaka Ito, clarinet
Born in Kamakura in 1968. After learning clarinet from Akira Tsunoda, he studied under Kazuhiko Ikematsu at Senzoku Gakuen University Music Department. After graduating, he studied under Koichi Hamanaka and studied chamber music under Jun Date. Appeared in the NHK Western Music Audition, NHK-FM recital, Tokyo Bunka Kaikan recommended budding musician debut concert, and the 8th clarinet newcomer concert. Won 3rd place at the 4th Japan Woodwind Competition, 2nd place (no first place) at the 4th Japan Clarinet Competition, and received a scholarship from the Meiji Yasuda Seimei Quality of Life Cultural Foundation. He is currently the principal clarinetist of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. In addition to solo recitals in Tokyo, she has performed at international clarinet fests, NHK-FM recitals, and Best of Classical, and performed Mozart's clarinet quintet at the ceremony to commemorate President Obama's first visit to Japan at Suntory Hall. did. As a soloist with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, he has performed clarinet concertos by composers such as Mozart, Weber, Francais, Copland and Finzi. In the field of education, he is a visiting associate professor at Kunitachi College of Music and a visiting professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. Lecturer at Buffet Group Japan, Director of Japan Clarinet Association.

Aki Koike (piano)
Graduated from Tokyo College of Music after attending high school attached to Tokyo College of Music. Graduated from Tokyo College of Music, Keyboard Instrument Research Area (accompaniment). Yuko Maki and Mariko Tanaka have studied piano accompaniment and chamber music with Akiyoshi Sako, Satoshi Yamato, and Yoshiya Urakawa. He is active in a wide range of fields, not only as a soloist, but also as accompaniment and chamber music.

[Chihiro Inda String Quartet]
Chihiro Inda, violin
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts Music High School. Completed the Performer's Diploma Course at the Royal Academy of Music. She has studied under Asako Yoshikawa, Kazuki Sawa, Wolfgang Marschner, and Georges Pauk. 3rd prize in the Novosibirsk International Competition for Young Violinists (junior division), 3rd prize in the Marschner International Competition, 1st prize in the Toshiya Eto Violin Competition. He is active in a wide range of activities both in Japan and overseas, including appearances in NHK-FM famous recitals, co-starring orchestras and concertos, and solo recitals. Participating artist of 2009 CHANEL Pygmalion Days, released the CD "History of Japanese Female Composers" (participation in the 2009 Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival), "Kosaku Yamada Violin & Piano Works".

Gen Takekawa, violin
Born in Kagawa prefecture. After graduating from Tokyo Metropolitan Art High School, graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts. Completed the master's course at the same graduate school of music. She has studied violin under Taeko Fujino, Yoshiko Hattori, Momoyo Haratani, Kiyoshi Okayama, and Katsuya Matsubara. In 2013, he joined the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He is currently the assistant principal second violinist.

Shunsuke Yokobatake, viola
Graduated from the Department of Law, Faculty of Law, Meiji University. Graduated from Tokyo College of Music, Faculty of Music, majoring in instrumental music (viola). Participated in Kyoto International Music Student Festival 2010. Currently, he is performing mainly in orchestral and chamber music. He is a violist with the Alouette String Quartet, the David String Quartet, and the Inda Chihiro String Quartet.

Yosuke Inda, cello
After graduating from the Music High School attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, after graduating from the same university's music department, he studied abroad at the Prague Conservatory in the Czech Republic to further his studies. After returning to Japan, in addition to performing as a soloist in a concerto with an orchestra, he has performed in a duo recital with violinist Chihiro Inda, collaborated with theater, performed with the instrumental band "Harry's Tail", and performed in a wide range of other chamber music and orchestral works. ing. 1st place in the Tateshina Music Competition in Tokyo Chamber Music Division, Gold Prize in the String Ensemble Division at the Youth Prague International Music Competition, and many other awards. He has studied under Shoichi Saito, Fumiaki Kono, Tomoya Kikuchi, Shohei Uemori, and Vladan Kochi. Harry's tail member.