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Tsuru Quartet 4th Performance

Tsuru Quartet 4th Performance


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December 9, 2018 (Sun) 2:00 pm (doors open 1:30 pm)

Tsuru Quartet 4th performance
Tsuru Quartet The Forth Concert
Wako University Potpourri Hall Tsurukawa (3 minutes walk from the north exit of Tsurukawa Station on the Odakyu Line)
All seats are unreserved General 2,000 yen University students and younger 1,000 yen
Tsuru Quartet
Toshi Aoki (violin)
Yuki Naoi (violin)
Shotaro Nakamura (viola)
Hiroshi Miyasaka (cello)


J. Sibelius: String Quartet in D Minor, Op.56 "Dear Voice"
Lv Beethoven: String Quartet No. 7 in F major "Razumovsky No. 1" Op.59-1


Tsuru Quartet member profile

Toshi Aoki (violin)
After studying music at Toho Women's High School, completed the soloist diploma course and graduate school at the same university. In 1992, he won the 2nd prize at the Music Competition of Japan and the Kuroyanagi Prize. 1995 Japan International Music Competition 2nd place. Appeared in "Project Q" and NHK-FM "FM Recital". He has performed with the Toho Gakuen Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and others. Participated in the Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto, the Miyazaki International Chamber Music Festival, and the Kurashiki Music Festival. In 2008 and 2010, he was a judge at the Japan Student Music Competition Tokyo. In 2005, he joined the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Studied under Masafumi Hori, Koichiro Harada, and Hamao Fujiwara.

Yuki Naoi (violin)
Originally from Bonn, Germany. After studying music at Toho Girls' High School, she graduated from the same university. Participated in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, Karuizawa August Festival, Tokyo Spring Music Festival, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Mito Chamber Orchestra, Affinis Summer Music Festival, etc. At the Waldorf Summer Seminar, studied under Thomas Brandis and appeared in a selected concert. She has studied under Shinji Shaku, Akiko Okuda, Tomoko Kato, and Masafumi Hori. He is actively involved in performance activities such as solo concerts and chamber music concerts. First violinist of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

Shotaro Nakamura (viola)
Started playing the violin at the age of 4, and switched to the viola when she entered the music high school attached to Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2005, he won the 3rd place in the high school division of the stringed instrument section of the Osaka International Music Competition. In 2006, he won the KOBE International Music Student Competition A Division Excellence Award. In the same year, he won the 8th Kansai String Music Competition Excellence Award and Judge's Special Award, and the 8th Japan Performer's Competition High School Division highest prize. 2010 15th Concert Marronnier 21 String Instrument Division 1st place. At the RISONARE Chamber Music Seminar, she won the Fund's "Green Wind" Music Award as Quelle Quartett. Appeared in concerts such as “Ensemble Series Raised by JT”, “Project Q”, and “Geidai Chamber Music Regular”. Performed concerto with Tochigi Symphony Orchestra and Geidai Philharmonia. Tokyo Junior Orchestra Society Lecturer. Representative of the string ensemble "TGS" by Geidai alumni. Studied viola under Yuki Hyakutake and Kazunori Kawasaki. After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he has been a member of the NHK Symphony Orchestra since June 2014.

Hiroshi Miyasaka (cello)
Started playing the cello at the age of 5. He has performed at Project Q, the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Opera Project, the concert caravan by Seiji Ozawa and Rostropovich, the Miyazaki International Music Festival, and the Mito Chamber Orchestra. He has performed with Ernst Ottensamer, Larry Combs and Volkhard Steude. Graduated from Toho Gakuen High School Music Department. After studying at the NHK Symphony Academy, he is currently a cellist with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, after receiving a scholarship from the Affinis Cultural Foundation, he studied abroad at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Studied the cello under Hiroshi Kigoshi, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, and Wen-Shin Yang.

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Maya Usuki (viola)
Born in Saitama City. Started playing the violin at the age of 10, and switched to the viola at the age of 15. After studying at the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts and Tokyo University of the Arts, completed the master's course at the same graduate school. While in school, performed at the Tokyo University of the Arts Chamber Music Regular Concert and the "New Graduate Concert" sponsored by the Tokyo University of the Arts Doseikai. Studied violin with Yutaka Yonehara, Teru Morioka, Chihiro Asai, Kazuki Sawa, viola with the late Fumiki Asatsuma and Kazunori Kawasaki, and chamber music with the late Chikashi Tanaka, Kiyoshi Okayama, and Hiroyuki Yamaguchi.
From 2002 to 2007, he was the viola player of the Yasuda String Quartet. Currently a member of Alberi String Quartet and Sakura String Quartet.