Alumni

A partial list of our proud alumni and their current positions.

Osaka Symphony Orchestra (Osaka)
Minako Fujii, Associate Principal 2nd Violin
Moe Mihara, Principal Flute
Hiroaki Aoki, Associate Principal Horn
Osaka Shion Wind Orchestra(Osaka)
Sachiko Takahashi, Oboe
Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra (Osaka)
Ai Fujiki, Violin
Pyo Boreum, Violin
Hiroki Asano, Principal Double Bass
Simon Polezhayev, Principal Double Bass
Reina Tanaka, Principal Flute
Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra (Osaka)
Naoko Tashiro, Viola
Yuto Ikeda, Principal Trumpet
Japan Century Symphony Orchestra (Osaka)
Yuki Masunaga, Associate Principal Viola
City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra (Kyoto)
Ayumi Toyonaga, Violin
Ann Maeyama, Viola
Midori Maruyama, Viola
Fuyuki Kurokawa, Principal Double Bass
Harald Naess, Principal Trumpet
Atsushi Tozawa, Trombone
Kobe City Chamber Orchestra (Hyogo)
Keiko Nishio, Concertmaster
The Takarazuka Revue Orchestra (Hyogo)
Reina Fukushima, Violin
Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra (Miyagi)
Johshin Urata, Principal Trumpet
Shoki Takahashi, Double Bass
Gunma Symphony Orchestra (Gunma)
Rena Ota, Viola
Yu Ishigami, Double Bass
Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra (Aichi)
Yukinori Akahori, Principal Trumpet
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra (Aichi)
Airi Sakai, Violin
Hikaru Tanaka, Violin
Naoko Ishibashi, Principal Viola
Robert Borsos, Principal Clarinet
Joel Biedrzycki, Principal Timpani & Percussion
Yamagata Symphony Orchestra (Yamagata)
Kakeru Chiku, Principal Flute
Aichi Chamber Orchestra (Aichi)
Ayumi Hashimoto, Viola
Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra (Aichi)
Yuji Hotta, Cello
Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra (Okayama)
Hirofumi Taniguchi, Principal Double Bass
Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra (Hiroshima)
Hyangryo Ryu, 1st Violin
Akane Hinamoto, Violin
Akino Aono, Viola
Kyushu Symphony Orchestra (Fukuoka)
Yoshino Takeshita, 2nd Violin
Chiai Yajima, Viola
Bryan Lew, Viola
NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo)
Yumi Yoshimura, Principal Oboe
New Japan Philharmonic (Tokyo)
Yuka Imataka, 2nd Violin
Samuel Ericsson, Cello
Hiroki Shinno, Principal Oboe
Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo)
Yuria Morioka, 1st Violin
Cody Roseboom, Contrabass
Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo)
David Mason, Viola
Hirotaka Kazehaya, Principal Trombone
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra (Tokyo)
Aiko Kojima, 2nd Violin Vorspieler
Aya Sugiura, Viola Vorspieler
Himeko Tsuji(Takida), Associate Principal Trombone
Masahiro Yamauchi, Trombone
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (Tokyo)
Ottaviano Cristofoli, Solo Trumpet
Toshiyuki Onishi, Principal Trumpet
Eric Piekara, Principal Timpani
Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo)
Jonathan Stefaniak, Double Bass
Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra (Kanagawa)
Kotone Yokoyama, 1st Violin
Yu Kumai, Horn
Tatsunori Hayashi, Principal Trumpet
Chiba Symphony Orchestra (Chiba)
Keiko Nishio, Principal 2nd Violin
Bruckner Orchester Linz (Austria)
Rieko Aikawa, 2nd Violin
Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Trier (Germany)
Kanako Matsumoto, Violin
Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken Kaiserslautern (Germany)
Sayuri Yamamoto(Sugawara), Bassoon
Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany)
Christoph Bloos, Violin
Munich Philharmonic Orchestra (Germany)
Laszló Kuti, Principal Clarinet
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra (Slovenian)
Mario Dimitrov, Associate Principal 2nd Violin
Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra (Luxembourg)
Ko Taniguchi, Violin
Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Norway)
Naho Nayuki, Violin
James Herstatt, Viola
Norwegian National Opera Orchestra (Norway)
Ai Kanda, Viola
Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra (Norway)
Yuka Sato, Violin
Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Iceland)
Julia Hantschel, Principal Oboe
Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Finland)
Naoki Yasuda, Associate Principal Timpani
Orchestra National Capitole Toulouse (France)
Fanny Spangaro, Cello
Orchestra Lamoureux (France)
Keita Tanaka, Viola 2nd Solist
Antwerp Symphony Orchestra (Belgium)
Lin Mu, 2nd Violin Vorspieler
Royal Swedish Orchestra (Sweden)
Khai Ern Ooi, Violin
Jönköping Sinfonietta (Sweden)
Tony Liu, Principal Bassoon
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra (Malta)
Ákos Kertész, Principal Cello
Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (Israel)
Dmitry Malkin, Oboe
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (the United Kingdom)
Nate Bomans, 1st Violin
Suzhou Symphony Orchestra (China)
Chang Chih-Hua, Principal Cello
Georgi Videnov, Principal Percussion
Wuxi Symphony Orchestra (China)
Yuqi Zhang, Principal 2nd Violin
Akmal Irmator, Principal Cello
Shoya Furukawa, Principal Timpani
Hong Kong Sinfonietta (Hong Kong)
Poon Ka-mei Camille, Violin
Liu Tung-bo, Principal Bassoon
Rieko Koyama, Percussion
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (Hong Kong)
Russell Bonifede, Assistant Principal Horn
Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan)
Ming-Hsin Lu, Viola
National Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan)
Sebastian Efler, Principal Timpani
National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan)
Dave Burns, Principal Timpani
Busan Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea)
Hong Kyun Lim, Concertmaster
Sun Symphony Orchestra (Vietnam)
Mikela Asano, Violin
Orchestra Victoria (Australia)
Tomomi Kondo Brennan, Associate Principal 1st Violin
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (Australia)
Tair Khisambeev, Assistant Concertmaster
Elina Faskhi, Assistant Principal Cello
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra (New Zealand)
Joan Perarnau-Garriga, Principal Double Bass
New Zealand String Quartet (New Zealand)
Monique Lapins, 2nd Violin
Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra (USA)
Brian Goodwin, Horn
Virginia Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Michael Byerly, Principal Clarinet
Quad City Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Janis Sakai, Associate Principal 2nd Violin
United States Navy Band (USA)
Chad Crummel, Percussion
Detroit Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Shannon Orme, Clarinet
United States Air Force Band, Ceremonial Brass (USA)
Joshua Blumenthal, Horn
New Haven Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Michael Singer, Principal Timpanist
Philadelphia Orchestra (USA)
Patrick Williams, Associate Principal Flute
Boise Philharmonic (USA)
Carmen Izzo, Principal Clarinet
Las Vegas Philharmonic (USA)
Carmen Izzo, Assistant Principal Bass Clarinet
Eugene Symphony (USA)
Jonathan Kuhns, Assistant Horn
Utah Symphony (USA)
Whittney Thomas, Viola
The National Symphony Orchestra(USA)
Marina Aikawa, Second Violin
Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra (Canada)
Sean Taubner, Cello
Minas Gerais Philharmonic Orchestra (Brazil)
Marlon Humphreys, Principal Trumpet
Municipal Symphony Orchestra of São Paulo (Brazil)
Mattheu Taylor, Principal Bossoon
National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (Costa Rica)
Winnie Camila Berg, Principal Viola