GREAT ARTIST SERIES
“The 12th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN 2018 in Tokyo”
Prize Winners & Jury Concert
Sunday, October 7, 14:00-17:00 *Includes two intermissions (Doors open at 12:00)
Major oboe manufacturers’ products on exhibition at lobby.
（Concert ticket required, instrument try-outs available）
◆Prize winners at THE 12th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF
JAPAN in Tokyo
◆Jury members of THE 12th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN in Tokyo
Hansjörg SCHELLENBERGER, Conduct and Oboe
Maurice BOURGUE, Oboe
Ken-ichi FURUBE, Oboe
Gordon HUNT, Oboe
Yoshiaki OBATA, Oboe
Dwight PARRY, Oboe
Masaru YOSHIDA, Basoon
Kanami ARAKI, Oboe
Winner of First Prize [Ohga Award] at The 11th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN in Karuizawa
◆From QUARTET EXCELSIOR
Yuka NISHINO, Violin
Yukiko YOSHIDA, Viola
Hajime OTOMO, Cello
Pasculli: Simpatici ricordi della Traviata di G.Verdi
Kanami Araki（Ob.）and Masako Eguchi（Pf.）
Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata op.166
Dwight Parry（Ob.）and Masako Eguchi（Pf.）
Couperin: excerpts from “L’Apotheose de Lulli”
Maurice Bourugue（Ob.）, Gordon Hunt（Ob.）, Masaru Yoshida（Fg.）, Akiko Kuwagata（Cem.）and etc.
Telemann: Overture in C major TWV 55:C6（Ⅰ〜Ⅳ）
Hansjörg Schellenberger（Ob. and Cond.）, Ken-ichi Furube（Ob.）, Yoshiaki Obata（Ob.）, Masaru Yoshida（Fg.）, AkikoKuwagata（Cem.）and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Hosokawa: “Spell-Song” for oboe solo, Commissioned by Sony Music Foundation for “THE 11th INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN in Karuizawa”
The best finalist for the piece
R. Schumann: 5 Stücke im Volkston
Prize-winner and Masako Eguchi（Pf.）
Telemann: Overture in C major TWV 55:C6（Ⅴ〜Ⅷ）
Hansjörg Schellenberger（Cond.）, Maurice Bourgue（Ob.）, Gordon Hunt（Ob.）, Dwight Parry（Ob.）, Masaru Yoshida（Fg.）, Akiko Kuwagata（Cem.）and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mozart: Oboe Quartet in F major K. 370
Prize-winner and QUARTET EXCELSIOR（String trio）
R. Strauss: Oboe Concerto in D major
Prize-winner, Hansjörg Schellenberger（Cond.）, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra
*Prize winners will be announced on the day of the concert.
*The program and players are subject to change.
【All seats reserved, tax included and admission not allowed for pre-school children】
|Ticket Price||S ¥5,000-
S Youth* ¥2,500-
A Youth* ¥1,500-
*Youth tickets: Anyone born after April 2nd, 1993. Only available for purchase at Sony Music Foundation Web box office. Please show your official documentation as proof of age on the day of the concert.
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Conduct and Oboe
After winning prizes in major music competitions, including the ARD International Music Competition in Munich, Mr. Schellenberger became oboist of the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne in 1971 and held the post of solo oboist from 1975 through 1980. In 1977, he began working as a substitute at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under Herbert von Karajan and then served as solo oboist from January 1980 through summer 2001. After he left the orchestra, he remained active musically, mainly as a conductor, soloist, and educator.
As a soloist, Mr. Schellenberger has performed with prominent conductors like Herbert von Karajan, Carlo Maria Giulini, Claudio Abbado, Riccardo Muti, James Levine, and many others. As a chamber musician, Mr. Schellenberger has developed diverse activities, mostly with Ensemble Wien-Berlin. In 1991, he founded Haydn Ensemble Berlin and served as its music director.
Mr. Schellenberger started to seriously pursue his career as a conductor in 1994. He has been invited to conduct orchestras in Europe and throughout the world. In autumn 2012 and 2016, he toured Japan leading Camerata Salzburg; both tours were highly acclaimed. Mr. Schellenberger has been chief conductor of the Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra since 2013 and jury chairman of the International Oboe Competition of Japan since 1994. The International Oboe Competition is held every three years and marked its 11th competition in 2015. He is also a professor at the Queen Sofia College of Music in Madrid.
His career as a soloist has brought him to major concert halls all over the world. He has played with I Musici, London Symphony, the Concertgebow, the Bayerische Rundfunk, to name a few, with such conductors as, Abbado, Barenboim, Chailly etc.
In 2011, He created the “Trio Maurice Bourgue” with Sergio Azzolini, bassoon, and Kimiko Imani, Piano.
Maurice Bourgue also started to explore the world of conducting .He has already conducted many orchestras.
During all his career Maurice Bourgue has been very active in teaching , Besides his permanent positions in the conservatoire national superieur de musique de Paris and Geneve , he gives Master class around the world where many oboe players are following his masterly courses.
Maurice Bourgue has recorded for EMI, Decca, DGG, Calliope, Nippon Columbia, ECM, and has received several Grand Prix de L’academie Charles Gros.
He has recently realized also a recording of chamber music for Warner with the best musicians from Boston symphony Orchestra.
And In 2018, he has the project to make the record of 3 concerti by Strauss, Martinu and Honneger.
He has been a member of the jury of THE INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN since the 4th Competition in 1994.
© Masanori Doi
As a guest principal player, Mr. Furube has performed with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (NDR Symphony Orchestra), the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, and the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, he has performed with various orchestras in Japan and abroad, and also with such world-class artists as Emmanuel Pahud, Paul Meyer, Rainer Küchl, Akiko Suwanai, and Daishin Kashimoto.
Mr. Furube’s collaborations transcend genres, as he has performed concerts with Daisuke Suzuki, Katsumi Watanabe, and Makoto Ozone, to name a few. He has participated in several music festivals, including La Folle Journée au Japon, the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, the Miyazaki International Music Festival, the Kiso Music Festival, and Le Pont International Music Festival Ako & Himeji.
Conducting since the age of 15, Mr. Furube has performed as a conductor with the Shizuoka Symphony Orchestra, the Siena Wind Orchestra, and the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. He currently serves as a part-time lecturer at Tokyo College of Music, Soai University, and the Toho Orchestra Academy, as well as a guest professor at Sapporo Otani University (Faculty of Music and Fine Arts). He was recently invited to give a master class by his alma mater, the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich.
© Chris Fower
Regarded as one of the world’s leading oboists, he has appeared as soloist with conductors such as Ashkenazy, Sir Andrew Davis, Giulini, Kondrashin, Muti, Sir John Pritchard, Sir Simon Rattle, Sinopoli and Welser-Möst.
Gordon Hunt has recorded a wide range of music for BMG, EMI, BIS and Virgin, including all of Mozart’s solo music. His recording of the R.Strauss Concerto with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Ashkenazy (Decca) was named the finest available by the Penguin CD Guide.
As a conductor, he is becoming widely known. He has been Music Director of the Danish Chamber Players and the Swedish Chamber Winds.
He has conducted many orchestras such as the National Symphony Orchestra of South Africa,Danish Radio Sinfonietta, Southbank Sinfonia in London, to name a few. In recent years, he has conducted in Georgia, New Zealand, Brazil, the UK and the USA, with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s in New York, and the Redlands Symphony in California.
Gordon Hunt is Professor at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. He has been a member of the jury for “THE INTERNATIONAL OBOE COMPETITION OF JAPAN” since 1997. In 2010 he was designated a UNESCO Artist for Peace.
Gordon Hunt plays an LXV oboe made by Howarth of London.
Mr. Parry performs and teaches internationally with concertos, recitals, masterclasses, and chamber music. In recent seasons, he performed Francaix’s Flower Clock, Mozart’s Oboe Concerto, Marcello’s Oboe Concerto, and four performances of his favorite piece, Richard Strauss’ Oboe Concerto.
When not holding an oboe, Mr. Parry can be found in the audience for local concerts and plays. He spends the rest of his time hiking, running, volunteering, tossing frisbees, reading and creating curiosities in the kitchen.
Mr. Parry is a Loreé artist.
© Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Mr. Yoshida graduated from the Hanover University of Music, Drama, and Media in 1989. In the same year, he joined the Vlaamse Opera in Belgium as a principal player and also became principal bassoonist of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
Mr. Yoshida has been a regular member of the Miyazaki International Chamber Music Festival since 1998 and has performed annually as principal bassoonist with the Saito Kinen Orchestra (Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival) since 2002.
Currently, Mr. Yoshida is a bassoonist with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, a coach at the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, a guest professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, and an instructor at Musashino Academia Musicae.
Yuka NISHINO (violin)
Yukiko YOSHIDA (viola)
Hajime OTOMO (cello)
The Quartet gives more than seventy concerts a year. For their regular concert series in Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo, they perform the classic quartet repertoire centering around Beethoven. In addition, they are running currently “Challenge to Future of string quartet” concert series with 20th Century and contemporary music under their “Lab. Excelsior” project, “Traveling of String Quartet” Series with popular repertoire, and furthermore “Around Mozart” Series in “String Quartets on Weekends” (Dai-ichi Seimei Hall, Tokyo). The Quartet is also committed to widening the audience for chamber music through their concerts for children and community-based concert activities.
Quartet Excelsior was formed in 1994 at the Toho School of Music. Since, they have launched a brilliant career, winning many of the prizes for chamber music in Japan, such as the second prize at the Osaka International Chamber Music Competition in 1996. The highlight was the second prize (without first) at the renowned Paolo Borciani International String Quartet Competition in 2000 in Italy, in which they were also awarded the Salvatore Sciarrino Special Prize.
The position of Quartet Excelsior as one of the leading quartets in Japan was firmly established with the Shin-Nittetsu Fresh Artist Prize in 2009 and the Hotel Okura Music Award in 2014. They were also invited six years until 2016 to join the teaching faculty of the Suntory Hall’s Chamber Music Academy. They performed as a Japanese Group very first the complete 16 string quartets by Beethoven just in two weeks June 2016 on Suntory Hall.
As for international appearances, they have given concerts in England, Germany, Romania, South Korea, Uzbekistan, and on Hawaii.
As a chamber music player, Eguchi has performed in a number of concerts, including a “Lunchtime Concert2” on BBC Radio (UK), chamber music concerts on SWR Radio (Germany) and Bartók Rádió (Hungary), and the Beethoven Festival Bonn (Germany). She has performed with many well-known musicians.
Eguchi often performs with Philippe Tondre (the second prize winner at the 9th International Oboe Competition in Karuizawa, Japan), one of her chamber music partners, and their chamber music concert at the Beethoven Festival Bonn won the Beethoven Ring Prize in 2012.
She is an official accompanist for the ARD Munich International Music Competition and the Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition. She serves as an official accompanist for many orchestra auditions, as well.
photo: Kiyotane Hayashi
© Takafumi Ueno