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Koji Okazaki (bassoon) & Etsuko Okazaki (piano) duo recital

Koji Okazaki (bassoon) & Etsuko Okazaki (piano) duo recital


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Koji OKAZAKI & Etsuko OKAZAKI Duo Recital

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Same-day tickets will be sold at the venue reception from 18:30.

October 31, 2018 (Wednesday) 19:00 start (18:30 open)
toppan hall
【Admission fee】
[All seats are unreserved] General: 5000 yen, College students and younger: 3000 yen
* Preschoolers are not allowed to enter
(Ticket handling)
Toppan Hall Ticket Center: 03-5840-2222 (10:00-18:00, closed on weekends and holidays)
Ticket Pia 0570-02-9999 [P code: 122-215]
Pro Arte Musique 03-3943-6677
*General 1000 yen discount for members of the Japan Bassoon Association, 500 yen discount for university students and younger
*Discount purchases are only available at the following musical instrument stores and on the day of the concert.
Japan Bassoon Association
Wind instrument specialty store Daku, Dolce Musical Instruments Co., Ltd., Japan Double Reed Co., Ltd. Nonaka Double Reed Gallery (in alphabetical order)


JS Bach: "No. 4 in C-sharp minor" from "The Well-Tempered Clavier Vol. 2"
F. Chopin: 24 Preludes Op.28
TF Dunhill: Lyrical Suite Op.96
S. Rachmaninoff: Sonata Op.19 (bassoon version)
*Songs are subject to change. Please note.


● Koji Okazaki Bassoon

Started playing the bassoon at the age of 16. In 1972, graduated from Musashino Academia Musicae. In the same year, he joined the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. In 1973, won the 2nd prize at the 42nd NHK Mainichi Music Competition. In 1974, as an exchange student from the German government, he studied at the Detmold College of Music, where he studied bassoon under professors A. Hennige and H. Jung, and chamber music under professors J. Michaels, H. Winschermann, P. Meisen and T. Walger. Then, in 1976, he graduated with unanimous top honors. In the same year, together with Fumiaki Miyamoto (Ob) and Masaharu Yamamoto (Cl), she won the 2nd prize in the woodwind trio category at the 9th International Chamber Music Competition in Colmar, France. In 1978, after completing the musician qualification examination with the highest score, he joined the NHK Symphony Orchestra as the principal player after returning to Japan. Co-starring with many domestic and foreign musicians, appearing on TV and radio, and performing solo, concerto, and chamber music. Received the 16th and 22nd "Arima Award". Released numerous CDs, including the solo album CD "Burleske". Participated frequently in the Kusatsu International Summer Music Academy from the second time. Former NHK Symphony Orchestra principal bassoonist, former visiting professor at Tokyo University of the Arts, currently professor at Musashino College of Music, and part-time lecturer at Elisabeth College of Music. President of the Japan Bassoon Association.

Etsuko Okazaki Piano
Born in Yugawara, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Graduated from Detmold Kunitachi College of Music in Northwest Germany after studying at Tokyo University of the Arts Music High School and Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts
Studied piano under Naotoshi Fukui, Hitoshi Kobayashi, FW Schnuer, K. Schilde, and G. Vaschaheri
He has performed many times with well-known domestic and foreign musicians, and is also active as a chamber musician.
In Germany, Hungary, and Bulgaria, he has performed in many concerts, including chamber music, solo, concerto, piano duo, and solo and ensemble concerts of contemporary works, mainly commissioned works.
Released more than 20 CDs from Meister Music, including solo albums "Mozart Sonata" and "Chopin Fantasy Impromptu", as well as piano duo and chamber music works.
Currently Professor at Musashino Academia Musicae