Tokyo University of the Arts, Geidai
He studied at the Tokyo Univ.
of the Arts. While a graduate student, he won the 1st prize of the Japan
Music Concours in 1967.
In 1969 he traveled to Europe and won the 2nd prize (no one was 1st
prize) at Geneve International Music Competition in 1969.
From 1970 he was Principal Flute in the Hannover State Opera Orchestra.
In 1981 he returned to Japan and took up his post as a Professor at the
Tokyo Univ. of the Arts.
Since his Debut in 1968, he played more than 30 years as
a soloist. He has performed widely in Japan, Europe, the United
States and Asia in performances with orchestra, recitals and music
festivals. In 1986, he founded “Ensemble of Tokyo” and makes it the base
of his music activity of playing ensemble and conducting.
He started conducting as well, frequently conducting the Ensemble of
Tokyo, in addition to the Osaka Chamber Orchestra, and the Kammer
Akademie Yono. Professor at Tokyo Univ. of the Arts (Geidai).
He will be a guest professor at Korea National
University of the Arts from March 2010.