Along with the opening of The Okura Tokyo, the Lobby Concert 25 will be held in the Main Lobby of The Okura Prestige Tower from September. To commemorate its opening, a group of five talented musicians will perform a chamber music concert.
Supervisor: Naoto Otomo
Naoto Otomo graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music.
He was named Assistant Conductor of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, and upon the recommendation of its members, made his debut with the orchestra at the age of 22.
He is currently Honorary Guest Conductor of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Laureate of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and Music Director of the Ryukyu Symphony Orchestra. In 2004, he was appointed as the first Music Director of the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan concert hall, a post he held for 8 years.
Naoto Otomo is the recipient of the 8th Akio Watanabe Music Foundation Award (2000) and the 7th Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award (2008).
September 25, 2019
17:30 - 18:00
Violin: Rio Arai
Rio Arai is a third-year student at Tokyo University of the Arts, and received a scholarship from Mr. Tokuji Munetsugu. She won the 1st prize and the Audience Prize at the 15th Tokyo Music Competition, the 1st prize and several prizes at the 87th Music Competition of Japan and the 6th prize at the 7th Sendai International Music Competition. She played with the Tokyo Philharmonic, the New Japan Philharmonic and so on. She studied under Masafumi Hori and Natsumi Tamai. She uses the 1779 J.B.Guadagnini.
Violin: Saki Tozawa
Saki Tozawa is the youngest winner at the 85th Music Competition of Japan and won the 2nd prize at the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and a number of competitions. She studied under Natsumi Tamai, Gerard Poulet and Dong-Suk Kang. She received a scholarship from the 48th Ezoe Memorial Foundation. She is a recipient of Matteo Goffriller from the Beare International Society with the cooperation of the BUNKYO GAKKI. She is a first-year college student at Tokyo University of the Arts and received a scholarship from Mr. Tokuji Munetsugu.
Viola: Sachiko Suda
Sachiko Suda graduated from University of Toho Gakuen at the top of the class. She has won at a number of competitions including the 23rd Premio Vittorio Gui Competition. She appeared in TV programs such as “Hodo Station,” “The Untitled Concert” and “The Lalala Classic.” She has performed at many chamber music concerts. She plays at the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as a principal viola player and works at the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music as a part-time lecturer and serves as president of SDA48.
Cello: Eito Sugai
Eito Sugai was born in Kamakura city. He won the 1st prize at the Student Music Concours of Japan and a number of competitions. He attended master classes of Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Dai Miyata at the Rohm Music Seminar. He participated in the KIRISHIMA International Music Festival as a scholar. He is a sophomore at Toho Gakuen College Music Department and studied under Sumiko Kurata and Yoko Hasegawa.
Piano: Yasuko Furumi
Yasuko Furumi won the 4th Takamatsu International Piano Competition as the first Japanese player in 2018 and five special awards. She won a number of awards at the International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA and released a CD album from Opus One Label of the NIPPON COLUMBIA in January 2019. She has played not only in Japan but also in other countries. She is a senior and in the Piano Art Academy at Showa University of Music. She studied under Fumiko Eguchi.
The Okura Prestige Tower Main Lobby（5Ｆ）
* Please note that the number of the chairs in the lobby is limited.
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44
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* Pieces to be performed are subject to change.
We established the The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund to support the art and culture, and accept donations from everyone.
* Along with the opening of The Okura Tokyo, “Hotel Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund” was renamed as “The Okura Tokyo Cultural Fund”.
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