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ORCHESTRA PROFILE


In 2011, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary as Japan’s first symphony orchestra. With about 130 musicians, TPO performs both symphonies and operas regularly. TPO is proud to have appointed Maestro Myung-Whun Chung, who has been conducting TPO since 2001, as Honorary Music Director, Maestro Andrea Battistoni as Chief Conductor and Maestro Mikhail Pletnev as Special Guest Conductor.
TPO has established its world-class reputation through its subscription concert series, regular opera and ballet assignments at the New National Theatre, and a full, ever in-demand agenda around Japan and the world, including broadcasting with NHK Broadcasting Corporation, various educational programs, and tours abroad. In March, 2014, TPO became a global sensation in its centennial world tour of six major cities: New York, Madrid, Paris, London, Singapore and Bangkok. In December 2015, TPO held Beethoven’s 9th symphony concerts in Seoul and Tokyo with Mastro Myung-Whun Chung, with Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra combined into one orchestra. TPO has partnerships with Bunkamura Orchard Hall, the Bunkyo Ward in Tokyo, Chiba City, Karuizawa Cho in Nagano and Nagaoka City in Niigata.
      

(As of October 2016 / Photo by Clive Barda)

MUSICIAN PROFILE

◎Principal ○Assistant Principal ☆Vorspieler

Concertmaster

  • Kaoru Kondo
  • Akihiro Miura
  • Masanobu Yoda

First Violin

  • Mitsuko Tochimoto ☆
  • Yoshiko Hiratsuka ☆
  • Yoshiyuki Asami
  • Eri Urata
  • Hikaru Kato
  • Masaaki Sakaguchi
  • Mieko Sato
  • Saku Suzuki
  • Akino Takada
  • Hideko Tanaka
  • Yoshimi Tsuda
  • Miki Nakazawa
  • Hiroko Nakamaru
  • Jun Ninomiya
  • Ikumi Hirosawa
  • Satoko Hirota
  • Tomoko Matsuda

Second Violin

  • Mari Togami ◎
  • Masayoshi Fujimura ◎
  • Michi Mizutori ◎
  • Masayuki Miyakawa ◎
  • Yuko Yamanouchi ☆
  • Chigusa Ishihara
  • Machiko Idehara
  • Kei Ota
  • Rie Kasai
  • Makoto Kurosawa
  • Namo Sakakibara
  • Yuko Ninomiya
  • Kazuko Hatanaka
  • Yuko Yamashiro
  • Tomoko Yoshida
  • Akiko Yoshinaga
  • Suwako Wakai

Viola

  • Sachiko Suda ◎
  • Michiyo Suto ◎
  • Jun Takahira ◎
  • Daisuke Kato
  • Chie Ito
  • Ayako Okayasu
  • Mariko Sowa
  • Eiko Takahashi
  • Takako Tezuka
  • Keisuke Nakajima
  • Tazuko Hirumi
  • Atsuko Furuno
  • Naoko Murakami
  • Masaharu Morita

Cello

  • Hiroyuki Kanaki ◎
  • Makoto Hattori ◎
  • Tatsuki Watanabe ◎
  • Masashi Korai ☆
  • Go Ishikawa
  • Mao Ouchi
  • Tetsu Ota
  • Takehide Kikuchi
  • Yoshinobu Sasaki
  • Yoko Hasegawa
  • Fuzuki Watanabe

Contrabass

  • Iwahisa Kuroki ◎
  • Kayano Ogasawara ○
  • Shuichiro Endo
  • Yoshiteru Okamoto
  • Ryota Oguri
  • Maya Kumagai
  • Masahiko Sugawara
  • Tomomi Tanabe

Flute

  • Yuya Kanda ◎
  • Kazushi Saito ◎
  • Akari Yoshioka ◎
  • Yanami Sakahashi
  • Yuko Togame
  • Hironobu Nayuki

Oboe

  • Bunkichi Arakawa ◎
  • Takahiro Kase ◎
  • Masashi Satake ◎
  • Maki Sugimoto
  • Maki Mitani
  • Sayaka Wakabayashi

Clarinet

  • Sungho Cho ◎
  • Alessandro Beverari ◎
  • Chiaki Mangyo ◎
  • Shinichi Arai
  • Fumie Kuroo
  • Naoki Hayashi

Bassoon

  • Masao Osawa ◎
  • Choe Young Jin ◎
  • Kiyoshi Oganeku ○
  • Hiromi Imura
  • Yumi Kikkawa
  • Junichi Mori
  • Shinichi Yoshizawa

Horn

  • Yasuhiko Isobe ◎
  • Takanori Takahashi ◎
  • Akira Imai
  • Shu Ohigashi
  • Eiko Taba
  • Satoshi Tsukada
  • Jun Furuno
  • Kenji Yamanouchi
  • Tomohiro Yamamoto

Trumpet

  • Shyichi Kawata ◎
  • Toshihiro Furuta ◎
  • Narumi Sato
  • Yoshihiko Shigei
  • Masahiko Sugiyama
  • Hirohito Maeda

Trombone

  • Masaaki Goka ◎
  • Izumi Nakanishi ◎
  • Himeko Tsuji ○
  • Hiroshi Ishikawa
  • Shin Hirata
  • Koki Yonekura

Tuba

  • Tetsuya Otsuka
  • Shin Ogino

Timpani & Percussion

  • Takuro Shiota ◎
  • Kazuhiko Takano ◎
  • Tatsushi Kimura
  • Hidehiko Kozai
  • Kaori Takaba
  • Kikuko Nawata
  • Yuko Funasako
  • Harumi Furuya

Harp

  • Midori Tajima
  • Mayumi Miyahara

Hanorary Members

  • Eisaku Ando
  • Toshimi Ikeda
  • Masahiro Itoi
  • Kazuhiko Iryo
  • Tatsuhiko Iwasaki
  • Kana Ueki
  • Shingyo Ueno
  • Masayoshi Ubukata
  • Ko Owada
  • Jun Okabe
  • Atsuko Ogure
  • Satoko Oyama
  • Toshiaki Kaizawa
  • Akihiro Kato
  • Hirofumi Kato
  • Mayumi Kanasaki
  • Yoji Kawahito
  • Tomohiro Kimura
  • Shozo Kurokawa
  • Keiko Kono
  • Tsutomu Kondo
  • Yoshio Konno
  • Takumi Saito
  • Kazuko Sakaguchi
  • Masao Saga
  • Mihoko Saga
  • Hiroko Sakuragi
  • Midori Sasa
  • Hitoshi Sasaki
  • Kyoichi Sano
  • Masako Shimizu
  • Katsuyasu Seo
  • Noriko Takaiwa
  • Chiyoko Takamura
  • Makoto Takebayashi
  • Yoko Takebayashi
  • Chie Tanaka
  • Takeo Tamura
  • Yasuki Tosaka
  • Yojiro Nagaike
  • Shin Nagaoka
  • Joji Nagakura
  • Kiyoe Nitta
  • Nobuo Nitta
  • Keinosuke Nonaka
  • Masako Hanashiro
  • Tadao Fukumura
  • Isao Fujiwara
  • Katsumi Hosokawa
  • Hiroshi Hosodora
  • Utako Honda
  • Kumiko Matsuzawa
  • Sadao Minato
  • Fusako Yamaya
  • Hiroyoshi Yoshida
  • Shunsuke Wakiya

Staff

Chief Executive Officer

  • Kyoichi Ishimaru

Secretary-General

  • Masami Kudo

Concert Management

  • Yuichi Ichikawa
  • Iori Iwasaki
  • Erina Otani
  • Wakana Sato
  • Makiko Murao

Public Relations

  • Ryuichi iida
  • Yui Ito
  • Kotono Kanomata
  • Norifumi Futaki
  • Tomoko Hoshino
  • Hisae Matsui
  • Ayuko Matsuda

Stage Management

  • Hiroshi Inaoka
  • Atsushi Ota
  • Hiroshi Furuya

Librarian

  • Motoki Takeda
  • Tamamo Nagai

General Affairs

  • Akio Kawahara
  • Mie Suzuki

Concert Calendar

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