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Tsuru Quartet 5th Performance

Tsuru Quartet 5th Performance


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June 25, 2019 (Tuesday) 7:00 pm (doors open 6:30 pm)

Tsuru Quartet 5th Performance
Tsuru Quartet The Fifth 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)


F. Schubert: String Quartet No. 12 in C Minor, D.703 "Fragment"
Lv Beethoven: String Quartet No.8 in E minor "Razumovsky No.2" Op.59-2
M. Ravel: String Quartet in F major


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)
Born in Sanda City, Hyogo Prefecture. She has studied viola under Yuki Hyakutake and Kazunori Kawasaki. Won 1st place in the 15th Concert Marronnier 21 stringed instrument category and many other prizes. He is active both in Japan and overseas, performing chamber music with members of the Berlin Philharmonic and the Vienna Philharmonic, and participating in the Santo Europe Music Festival. While on campus, she won the Doseikai Award, the Acanthus Music Award, and the Mitsubishi Estate Award. Tokyo Junior Orchestra Society Lecturer. Part-time teacher at Kitakamakura Girls' Academy. Representative of the string ensemble "TGS" by Geidai alumni. Member of the Viola Quartet Alto de Campagne.
After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts and studying at the NHK Symphony Academy, she is now a junior violist of the NHK Symphony Orchestra.

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.