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Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital

Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital


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Encore / C. Reinecke: Introduction and Allegro Passionato

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Clarinetist
Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital
Piano Mari Dewa
Hirotaka Ito Clarinet Recital
piano; Mari Izuha
Venue: Suginami Public Hall Small Hall
All seats reserved:
General ¥5,000 Student ¥3,000
Venue; Suginami Koukaidou Recital Hall
Teicket; reserved seat
General ticket ¥5,000 Student ticket ¥3,000

Supported by: Japan Clarinet Association, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Sponsor: Buffet Crampon Japan Co., Ltd.
*There will be no meeting after the performance to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.
Also, please refrain from bringing gifts or presents to the performers.


F. Ries: Sentimental Sonata, Op.169
Ferdinand Ries: Sonate sentimentale Op.169

J.Brahms: Sonata in F minor Op.120-1
Johannes Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in F minor Op.120-1
A. Dvorak: Humoresque Nos. 3 and 7 from Op. 101
Antonn Dvok: Humoresques Op.101 No.3, No.7

J.Brahms: Sonata in E-flat major Op.120-2
Johannes Brahms: Sonata in E flat major Op.120-2

*Songs, performance order, etc. may change due to circumstances.
Please be forewarned.


Hirotaka Ito, clarinet
Principal clarinetist of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.
Born March 9, 1968 in Kamakura and raised in Kamakura. He encountered the clarinet in the brass band club of Onari Junior High School and received instruction from Mr. Akira Tsunoda. After studying at Chigasaki High School, studied under the late Kazuhiko Ikematsu at Senzoku Gakuen University Music Department. Graduated from the same university in 1990 with an award for excellence. After graduating, he studied under the late Mr. Koichi M Naka for 10 years, and at the same time studied chamber music under the late Mr. Jun Date for many years. Passed the NHK Western music audition. Appeared in Tokyo Bunka Kaikan recommendation up-and-coming musician debut concert, NHK-FM recital, best of classical music, etc. Awards include 3rd place Asahi Shimbun Award in the Clarinet Division of the 4th Japan Woodwind Competition, and 2nd place (no 1st place) in the 4th Japan Clarinet Competition. Meiji Yasuda Seimei Quality of Life Cultural Foundation Scholarship. In 1994, he joined the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with the Japan Philharmonic as a soloist, and has performed as a soloist in clarinet concertos by Mozart, Weber, Francais, Copeland, and Finzi, as well as Debussy's Premiere Pseody. He has performed with such maestros as Ryusuke Numajiri, Yukio Fujioka, Tatsuya Shimono, Pietari Inkinen, and Kazuki Yamada. In 2009, he commissioned Mr. Yuzo Toyama to perform a clarinet quintet for the world premiere. performed the clarinet quintet. In 2016, on the 100th anniversary of Max Reger's death, he gave a recital of all his clarinet works and received high acclaim in various fields. Visiting Associate Professor at Kunitachi College of Music and Graduate School, Special Lecturer at Kunitachi College of Music, Junior High School and Senior High School, Visiting Professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Shobi Music College Diploma Course. Since 1999, he has been the principal player of the Yokohama Minatomirai Hall Silvester Orchestra. Instructor at Buffet Crampon Japan. D'addario artist. Director of the Japan Clarinet Association.

Mari Izuha, piano
Started playing the piano at the age of 3. Studied under Toyoaki Matsuura, entered Tokyo University of the Arts, and graduated. In 1992, he held his first solo recital. In addition to his solo activities, he is also active as a chamber musician.
Since 1985, he has been a pianist for the European-Japanese Music Lecture held by Buffet Crampon Japan. has already been held six times.