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).
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Hisaya Sato studied at Tokyo University of the Arts and Berlin University of the Arts. He has won at a number of international competitions. He played with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra in 2015 and the Gunma Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Hisaya hold recitals, released CD albums including concertos and found unknown works as his life’s work. Many of his CD albums were selected as highly recommended albums from the Record Geijutsu Magazine. In 2018, he had a recital at Main Hall of the Suntory Hall and got audiences excited.
*Please note that the number of chairs in the lobby is limited.
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Tatsuo Nishie is the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and the Joe Hisaishi Music Future Orchestra Concert Master. He plays with many orchestras as a soloist and formed the Sereno String Quartet and the Atman Trio. He won a subsidy from the Matsuo Music, the Grand Prize of the Arts Festival of Sendai and the Midori no Kaze Music Award. In 2015, he played a new song written by Joe Hisaishi on the 6 string electric violin for the first time in the world as a soloist. In 2016, he played with Hiromi Uehara, a jazz pianist, at the Untitled Concert, a Japanese TV program, and has been active across the border. In 2018, he released the 12th CD album and received a high evaluation.
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 2019.
The last Lobby Concert
at the South Wing
will be held
by the winners
of the Hotel Okura Music Award.
August 25th, 2019
(Doors Open 4:00p.m.)
Ascot Hall (B2F)
*Entry fee: Free
◇A winner of the 11th
Hotel Okura Music Award in 2009
Shion Minami won the 2nd prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition, the 1st prize at the "A.Curci" International Violin Competition and the 2nd prize at the Internationaler Joseph Joachim Violinwettbewerb, Hannover. She played with the Orchestre National de France, the Lille National Orchestra and others. She is a winner of the 21st Idemitsu Music Award and lives in Hannover.
◇A winner of the 16th
Hotel Okura Music Award in 2014
In 2013, Sunao Goko won the 1st prize at the Concours International de Violon Tibor Varga and is one of promising violinists. He studied under Mami Teshigawara, Gerhard Bosse, Akiko Tatsumi and Pavel Vernikov. He is the recipient of the 1682 Antonio Stradivari loaned to him by an individual owner. He won the 29th Idemitsu Music Award.
◇A winner of the 12th
Hotel Okura Music Award in 2010
Born in 1989, Miyuji Kaneko moved to Hungary to study piano at the age of 6. He won the 1st prize at the Bartok International Piano Competition 2008 and so on. He has performed with Zoltán Kocsis, Jonathan Nott, Ken-ichiro Kobayashi and others. He is a regular personality of the NHK FM Recital Passio program. He is a Steinway Artist.