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Tastuzou Akasaka (Japan) Appearance was canceled due to sudden illness.
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Naoko Ishibashi
(Japan) Piano
She studied piano at Toho High School and Toho Music College with Ms. Yoko Kitamura and Ms. Henriette Puig-Roget.
After receiving BA degree, she started her career as an ensemble pianist and her performances are broadcasted by NHK both in TV and radio as well as CD recordings.
She received the best accompany pianist award for 3 times at Lake Biwa International Flute competition and since then she is invited as an official pianist for Japan Woodwind Competition, International Oboe Competition,
Japan Flute Convention Competition and Kobe International Flute Competition for more than 10 years. She is also invited several music festivals including ClarinetFest 2005 Tama and others such as Kirishima, Hamamatsu and Ohgaki music festivals as well as in Taiwan and Korea. She will appear on 29th to accompany Mr. Bokun and Mr. Balogh, on 30th Selmar Gala and 31st Musica Ceramica recital.

Aug.29th Jan Jakub Bokun and Jozsef Balogh
Aug.30th 18:00〜 Concert Selmer
Aug.31th 17:00〜 Mugecaseramica Concert
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Kei Itou
He was born in Miyagi in 1977 and received BA from Tokyo Music and Arts University in 2001.
He started his career from recital in 1999 at Tokyo Ueno Bunka-kaikan and in 2001 he joined Opera project II by Seiji Ozawa.
He won 1st prize in chamber music at JILA music competition, 6th JCS Clarinet Competition and awarded in the 75th Japan Music competition.
He studied clarinet with Mr. Susumu Sengoku, Hiroyuki Hibino, Yusuke Noda, Masaharu Yamamoto, Hidemi Mikai and Yuji Murai and chamber music with Koji Okazaki and Seiki Shinohe.
He now plays in Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony orchestra and teaches at Tokyo Music and Media Arts Shobi.

Aug.31st 19:00〜JCS final consart
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Im-Soo Lee (Korea) Im-Soo Lee, a soloist, and chamber musician, formal co-principal clarinetist of Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, graduated from Seoul National University school of music and continued his education at University of Southern California( USC) where he received Diploma of Music.
He was a visiting professor at USC.
As the first prize winner of the 23rd Dong-A Competition, Im- Soo Lee has continued to be the honoree of many important awards such as Ye-Eum Award, and the Bruce Zalkind Memorial Endowment Award.
In 1992,he was selected as one of Korean’s leading musicians for the 21st century by Shin Dong-A magazine.
He has given solo recitals in Los Angles, Seoul, Berlin, Beijing, Portugal etc.
He has also been featured as a soloist with orchestras such as the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Beijing Central Philharmonic Orchestra. Seoul Symphony Orchestra, Sungnam Symphony Orchestra, Kangnam Symphony Orchestra among others.
Im-Soo performed at the International Clarinet Festival of Texas(97’), Belgium(99’),New Orleans(01’) Tokyo (05’) Atlanta (06’) Porto festival(98’) in Poltugal, Brisbane(02’) in Australia and had a recital and master class at 98’ Beijing International Clarinet Festival.
He has released solo albums from Sumit, Sinnara and Aulos label.
Currently, he is a professor of Dongduk women’s University, member of the Korea Festival Ensemble and the chairman for Korea of the ICA.

Aug.29th 16:30〜Overseas clarinettist recital
Joo hee Park(Piano;Korea)
Ms. Joo Hee Park is an excellent accompanist and a chamber musician.
She has received her Bachelor's and Master's of Music Degree in Yonsei University in Korea.
She is also a research scholar of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (U.S.A.).
She has appeared in many recitals in Korea and in the U.S. including Chapel Hill Chamber Music Workshop (USA), Performing Assistant / The University Chamber Players, Hill Hall Auditorium / 16th Annual Chapel Hill Chamber Music concert / China International Clarinet & Saxophone Music Festival / An Evening of German Chamber Music / Carol Woods assembly Hall / The University Chamber Players, Hill Hall Auditorium.
She has won prizes in competitions including, The Cours International de Musique (Switzerland), The 12th International Piano Duo Competition, Japan 3 Sponsor Prize, The 5th&7th Piano Duo Competition, Seoul 1st Prize.
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Junko Ootani (Japan) Ms. Ohtani met Mr. Michel Arrignon in 1998 at Euro-Japan Music camp and she transferred to Paul Dukas Conservatoire of Paris from Kunitachi Music College and awarded grand premier in clarinet and chamber music from the conservatoire.
She studied with Mr. Thomas Friedli at Geneva from 2001 and received grand premier and special award for solo and orchestra play. She was an assistant for Mr. Friedli from 2004 to 2006. Also she studied with Mrs. Seiji Sagawa, Shigeru Ikushima, Alessandro Carbonare and R. Guyot.
In 2004, she won first prize at Marco Fiorindo International Competition.
She also received second prize without first prize at Japan Wind-Percussion competition in 2001, the third prize at Japan Clarinet Competition in 2000, the first prize at Japan Young Clarinetist Competition in 1999 and other competitions in Switzerland, France and Japan.
She played with Tokyo Symphony, Tokyo City Philharmonic and other orchestras and in 2006 she played the world premier of clarinet concert by Balduin Sulzer.
She is an active clarinet player in both solo and chamber music both in Japan and Europe since 2003 and from 2005 she is a trainee at Zurich Opera house and principle clarinet at Biel/Bienne Symphony of Switzerland from
2007 and appointed as a principle at Bergen Philharmonic at Norway from 2008 autumn season.

Aug.31st 19:00〜JCS final consart
Original Photograph: Masaki Hirooka
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Yoshinobu Kamei (Japan) Soon after finishing music high school of Toho Gakuen in 1994, he entered Paul Dukas Conservatoire in Paris and then transferred to Conservatoire Nationale de Region'CNR'de Aubervillier-La Courneuve and from both schools he received grand premier.
He won Prix SPEDIDAM at international competition at Toulon in 1997 and 1st prize at Japan wood wind competition in 2003.
Also he is awarded the 16th Idemitsu Music award and in 2005 receives Alion Music Award. He was highly evaluated by Mr. P. Boulez and joined the world tour of Zingaro from 1999 to 2002 as a solo clarinet.
He returned Japan in 2003 and since then he performed recitals, Solo player with Nagoya Philharmonic, Kansai Philharmony, Tokyo Philharmony orchestra, Saito-Kinen Orchestra and others.
He now teaches at Tokyo Music and Arts University and Tokyo Music College and the director of Ensemble R.

Aug.29th 19:00〜Crampon Gara consart
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Naoko Kotaniguchi (Japan) Born in Hyogo and graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with master degree.
She won the first prize of Nerima Culture Foundation Audition in 2000 and thereafter she began her career as a solo player and played with Tokyo New City Philharmonic.
In 2001 and 02 she won 2nd prize and 1st prize in Japan Woodwind competition, Takarazuka Bega Music competition and won 1st prize in the 71st Japan Music Competition and awarded Masuzawa memorial prize and E. Nakamichi prize.
At ClarinetFest2005 Tama, she received high reputation by playing Takemitsu’s piece.
She also played with several orchestra and wind orchestras and join KizugawaYamanami International Music camp, Miyazaki International Music Festival and so on.
She studied clarinet with Mrs.
Kazuo Fujii, Yuji Murai, Masaharu Yamamoto and Shin-ichi Kawabata.
She is now a principle of Kyoto City Philharmonic and also plays as a solo and chamber music player.
She is one of the top clarinet players in young new generation and receive high reputations for her technique as well as beautiful sound and fine nuances in music.
〈She plays YAMAHA YCL-950 & 940 Ideal)

Aug.31st 15:00〜YAMAHA Concert
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Sauro Berti
SauroBerti, bass clarinet in the orchestra of the “Teatrodell´Operadi Roma”, has Collaborated with the most important Italien orchestra( TheatroallaScala of Milan and National Symphony Orchestra of RAI) and also the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
He has been conducted by G.Pretre, R.Chailly, G.Shinopoli, M.W.Chung, W.Sawallish,V.Gergiev,R.Maael,R.Muti e P.Boulez; he has participated in disc,radio and video recordings for Sony FonitCetra, Bongiovanni as well as in television for Rai 3 and Rete 4. He took part in the DVD of the Serenata “Grand Partita” diW.A.Mozart with the Philharmonic orchestra of Scala Conducted by RiccardoMuti. His didactic activity includes two annual courses in Castelfranco Veneto and Perugia and hehas recently published a book of studies: “VentiStudi per Clarinetto basso e CornodiBassetto” (SuviniZerboni editions)
                                   Fuziya Naomi (Japan) Piano

Aug.29th 15:30〜Overseas clarinettist recita
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Sylvie Hie (France) Principal Soloist of l´Orchestre de la Garde Republicane de Paris, she obtained double degree those are literature at the University of Paris XII and music at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris.
She studied clarinet with Guy Deplus and chamber music with Chritian Larde.
She graduated the conservatoire in 1987 winning the first prize of clarinet in unanimous and subsequently she won the first prize in the chamber music in 1988.
In the same year she received degree in modern literatures after her studies in writing with Jean-Michel Bardez. She won the First Prize of International Competition in Tokyo in 1988 and is the winner of International Competition in Prague in1991,
She has given solo recital and concerts with domestic as well as foreign orchestras.
She is regularly invited for International Clarinet Congress (Ostend ,Stockholm, Atlanta, Tama Tokyo)
Many composers such as Francine Aubin,Piere Ancelin,Roger Boutry, Graciane Finzi, Aemand Ghidoni, Richard Phillips dedicated their composition of concertantes and chamber music for her.
She is also active in education, and is entitled of Aptitude Certificate and teaches at Conservatoire Darius Mihaud in Paris, at l´Ecole Nationale de Misique d´Orsayandalso and at l´Academie d´ete d´Ostrava.
She is a director of collection in Edition Combre(Paris)
Eminent musicians recognize Sylvie Hue as an artist possessing an certain technique and a exceptional sonority making a grand sensibility in her playing.
She in saluted by critique like " l´une de nos meilleures clarinettistes " (J.Bonnaure in Repertoire )
Sylvie Hue plays with Selmer clarinet and uses the material of Vandoren.

Aug.30th 18:00〜Selmer Gara Concert
Aug.31th 19:00〜JCS Final Gara consart
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Johon Manasse
(The United States)
Among the most distinguished clarinettists of his generation, Jon Manasse’s recent solo appearances include acclaimed concerto performances with Gerard Schwarz and the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and the prestigious Tokyu Bunkamura Festival in Tokyo.
He ralso made his debut in London’s Barbican Centre, performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with Gerard Schwarz and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and his debut with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, as well as appearances with the orchestras of Annapolis and Jackson.
As a guest soloist with orchestra, he has appeared with the Augsburg, Dayton and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestras, Symphony Nova Scotia and the National Chamber Orchestra in Canada, and the Alabama, Florida West Coast, Oakland East Bay and Princeton Symphony Orchestras.
Mr. Manasse has performed with the New York Ensemble at major concert venues as well as on tours of Japan and Southeast Asia and debuts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Osaka.
An avid chamber musician, Jon Manasse has been featured in programs with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at numerous New York venues that include Weill Recital Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Walter Reade Theatre (on Lincoln Center’s Great Performers Series),
The Sylvia & Danny Kaye Playhouse, and Merkin Concert Hall. His festival appearances include chamber music concerts at Caramoor, Newport, the Seattle Chamber Music Festival, Colorado Springs, Crested Butte, the Cape and Islands, the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival and France’s Festival International des Arts.
Among these appearances are collaborations with Germany’s Trio Parnassus and the Manhattan, Shanghai, Borromeo, Moscow and Ying String Quartets.
Mr. Manasse recently served as currently principal clarinettist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Additionally, he has served as guest clarinettist with the New York Philharmonic, Mostly Mozart Orchestra, New York Pops Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and the New Jersey and Seattle Symphony Orchestras, under the batons of Valery Gergiev, Andr? Previn, Gerard Schwarz, Zdenek Macal, Robert Craft and Hugh Wolff.
Mr. Manasse is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with David Weber and was the winner of two concerto competitions and the recipient of the prestigious Walter W. Naumburg Scholarship.
His competition honors include a top prize in the Thirty-Sixth International Competition for Clarinet in Munich and being the youngest winner of the International Clarinet Society Competition.
His critically acclaimed CDs on the XLNT label encompass the complete clarinet concerti and works for clarinet and piano of Weber; world premier recordings of 20th century clarinet works; and Clarinet Music from 3 Centuries, which features Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet (with the Shanghai Quartet) and music by Spohr, Gershwin and James Cohn.
Jon Manasse is an official "Performing Artist" of the Buffet Crampon Company, the Parisian firm that is the world’s oldest and most distinguished clarinet maker. In 1995, he was appointed to the faculty of the Eastman School of Music.
He joined the artist’s roster of the Music of the Spheres Society immediately following his acclaimed performance with the group in February 2002.

Aug.29th 19:00〜Crampon Gara consart
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Takahashi Tomomi
He received grand premier from Kunitachi Music College.
He studied with Ms. Haruko Hiramatsu, NagatakaoOgasawara and Yukio Ohhashi. He received Tsuruyo Takeoka award and played at Yomiuri New Graduates Recital and New Graduates Recital at Imperial Palace.
He joined Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and sent to Northwestern German Academy and studied withJost MICHAELS and received grand premier.
He joined Gelsenkirchen Philharmony as a principal clarinet and played several concerto as a solist.
He returned Japan in 1993.
He continues his career as a solist and organizes Euros Ensemble and a member of Izumi Symphonietta.
He released several CDs both as a solo and member of Euros Ensemble He also teaches at Senzoku Gakuen and Kyoto Municipal Arts University.

Aug.30th 18:00〜Selmer Gara Concert
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Taniguchi Eiji
He received high reputation as a jazz clarinet player since he was a student of WasedaUniversity.
He now plays as not only solo but also his own combo, orchestra and producing CDs.
He also conducts several recitals, composes, teaches at Senzoku Gakuen and appears on radio programs.

Aug.28th 19:30〜Prefestival Concert
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Tsutsumi Atsuki (Japan) He studied Vienna Music Academy and received premier diploma and he played in Vienna as a member of orchestra and chamber music player.
He is a student of Mr. Takafumi Komatsu, P. Shmiedle, Koichi Hamanaka. Since 1988, he was an advisor to improve fine-ceramic clarinet and plays the clarinet in several occasions.

Aug.31th 17:00〜Mugecaseramica Concert
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Tie Bai (China) Regarded as one of China's finest Clarinetists, winner of the First Chinese Youth Clarinetist Competition, Mr. Tie Bai graduated from Beijing Military Art College and University of Southern California.
Bai has given solo recitals in major cities in China, the United States, Europe and Asia.
He was invited to perform at Beijing New Year Concert (Hosted by the Chinese Government with audience of 10,000. Live on the China Central TV), Beijing International Clarinet Festival and Shanghai International Clarinet Festival.
He was invited to perform at International Clarinet Association Annual Conference in Paris (1996), Ohio (1998), Tokyo (2005) and Atlanta (2006).
He has also been featured as a soloist with Downey Symphony Orchestra, California Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, New York Chamber Orchestra (USA), Kharkov Philharmonic Orchestra (Ukraine), Korea National Symphony Orchestra, Pyongyang Symphony Orchestra (N. Korea), Korean Philharmonic, Jeonju Symphony Orchestra (S. Korea), Sichuan State Symphony Orchestra, Chengdu Philharmonic, Jilin State Symphony Orchestra, Henan State Symphony Orchestra and Liaoning State Symphony Orchestra (China).
His performance was broadcasted by KUSC Los Angeles Classic Music Station(FM91.5), KSCI-TV International (CH-18) USA, National TV, N. Korea, China Central TV, China Central People's Broadcast Station and China International Broadcast Station (China).
Bai's solo CD record was published by China Audio & Video Publishing House.
Bai has served as judge at the Beijing International Clarinet Competition. Currently, he is the professor at Xian Conservatory of Music, Director of the China International Clarinet Festival, Rico International Performing Artist (USA).

Yihong-Bai (Piano;China)

Aug.29th 16:00〜Overseas clarinettist recital
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Takahiro Denda (Japan) He graduated from Musashino Music College and studied clarinet with Mrs.
Kunio Chiba and Yuji Murai. During his college days he was awarded in NHK-Mainichi competition in 1972 and thereafter he studied at Koln Music University and studied with Mr. Franz Klein and then Basel Music College in
1975 with Mr. Hans Rudolf Stalder and received Solist Diploma. After coming back to Japan, he played with several European orchestras including Deutch Bach Solisten, Lyon Philharmonic and so on.
He also interested in period instruments and extend his research work and performances in this field.

Aug.30th 11:00〜Lecture&Ricital Clarimonia support
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Masasi Togame (Japan) He received BA and Master degree from Tokyo Music and Arts University.
In 1978 while he was in master course, he joined Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and plays as a principal clarinet.
He published a text book for beginners and also teaches at Musashino Music College and Tokyo Music and Arts University.

Aug.30th 16:15〜TCCP Concert
Aug.31th 13:00〜Family Concert
Aug.31th 18:30〜Yuuko Hattan Recital support
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Yuki Nakajima (Japan) She received BA from Toho Gakuen and diploma in piano and chamber music from Lyon concervatoire.
She won 1st prize at the 2nd Takarazuka Bega competition in piano and grand premier at M. Ravel Academy.
She is now an accompany pianist of Tokyo Music and Arts University and also plays piano actively both in Japan and France.
She is a student of Ms. Etsuko Ichida, Masako Nakajima, Miyoko Yamane, Haruko Seki, and others.

Aug.29th 19:00〜Crampon Gara consart
Aug.31st 15:00〜YAMAHA Concert
Aug.31th 18:30〜Yuuko Hattan Recital
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Yuuko Hattan (Japan) She started clarinet at age of 13 and she studied at Ishiyama High School, Kyoto Municipal Arts University and received first prize and played at the 20th Yamaha New Graduates Recital.
Also she joined Franz Liszt Weimar Music College Summer School.
She won the 3rd prize at the 14th Japan wood wind competition, 2nd prize at the 6th Japan Clarinet Competition, and the 1st prize at the 21st Japan Woodwind, percussion competition. She played Mozart's concert with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and awarded by Tokyo Municipal Governer,
Minister of Education and Science of Japan.
In 2005 she won the 1st prize at the 2nd Japan Clarinet Ensemble competition in division of duet.
She played in 2005 Clarinet Fest Tama, Yamanami International Music festival and also solo recitals.
She studied with Mr. Sumio Yamakawa and Tomomi Takahashi and now plays in Nihon Philharmony Orchestra.

Aug.31th 18:30〜Yuuko Hattan Recital
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Ayako Harada (Japan) She received BA from Tokyo Music and Arts University in 1993 and master degree in 1995.
She won the 1st prizes at the 6th Japan Woodwind competition, Japan wind and percussion competition.
She was sent to Lyon concervatoir as a Rohm music foundation supporting student and Japan minister of culture.
She received grand premier in 2001 and returned home to play as a solo.
She teaches at Aichi Municipal Arts University.
She was a student of Mr. Yuji Murai, Mr. Masaharu Yamamoto and others.

Aug.30th 18:00〜Selmer Gara Concert
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Han Kim (Korea) Han Kim was born in Seoul in Feb. 1996.ハン・キム肖像2
He began to play the clarinet at the age of seven, and from nine years old, he has studied with Mr. YongGen Lee. After winning several domestic competitions in Korea, he won the Grand Prize at the Kookmin-ilbo Concours in Dec. 2006, with playing the Weber Concertino op.26.
There were in total 558 entries and Han was the youngest winner in the competition’s history.
In 2007 when he was 11, Han was selected as “Kumho Prodigy” sponsored by Kumho-Asiana cultural foundation in Korea, and made his debut recital at Kumho Art-Hall playing the Weber Grand duo Concertant,Kovacs Hommages a Manuel de Falla and other pieces in December.
Also he was invited to Arte TV channel in Korea to have his first TV recital appearance and participated as a guest performer at 25th young Musician Festival in February of this year.
Han is currently studying with Mr. HyunGon Kim, at the Yewon School in Seoul, and his performance is being broadcasting through his YouTube channel,

Aug.30th 15:30〜Han Kim recital
Woo-Ri Ko(Korea)

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Woo-Ri Ko was born in 1985 in and now one of ’s emerging young professional soloist and chamber musician.
Since having her debut recital on 2000 when she was 15, she has been awarded various piano competitions in Korea such as Joong-Ang Music Concours and Samik Bechstein Concours, and appeared at numerous concerts and in recitals as a soloist, including a guest performance in New Milennium International Piano Festival, that held in Spain on 2002.
She studied at the Seoul National University on a scholarship with He-Yeon Choi and Mannheim Musikhochschule as an DAAD exchange student on 2006.
Miss. Ko had a Joong-Ang finalist recital sponsored by YAMAHA last year and currently she continues her professional studies for Master degree at Seoul National University as well as playing in various ensemble.
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Bil Jackson
(The United States)
He started his symphonic career with the Honolulu Symphony in 1980 where he was principal clarinetist.
Presently, he is the is the long time principal clarinetist of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and is also a professor of clarinet at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. The composer Dan Welcher composed his clarinet concerto for Mr. Jackson in 1989.
Jackson has enjoyed solo performances with a number of American orchestras where he has become well known for his performances of the Copland Clarinet Concerto as well as the Mozart Clarinet Concerto, K.V. 622.
Jackson first performed the Copland with the Honolulu Symphony in 1982.
He has subsequently appeared as soloist with the Colorado Symphony, the Charlotte Symphony, and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra.
Jackson is the only musician ever to win the International Bil Jackson is the consummate festival player appearing with numerous of the top festivals all over the country.
These include the Aspen Music Festival, where Jackson has been a steady performer since he was a teenager.
Other highly rated festivals to engage Jackson over the years are the Bravo! Vail Music Festival, Angel Fire, and the Alpenglow Festival.
Further-a-field Jackson has been a regular performer at Chamber Music Northwest.
He also has appeared at Chamber Music Sedona, and the Australian Chamber Music Festival.
Bil Jackson was a student of Robert Marcellus at Northwestern University.
Jackson is a graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy where he won the Academy's concerto competition three times and was awarded the medal for overall musicianship.

Aug.31st 15:00〜YAMAHA Concert
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Chiaki Mangyou (Japan) She started clarinet at age of 10 and received BA from Tokyo Music and Arts University.
She won the 2nd prize at the 55th Japan Music competition and the 6th Japan wind and percussion competition.
She has been playing ShinseiNihon Symphony Orchestra since 1987 and now a principal of Tokyo Philharmony Orchestra.
She studied with Ms. Yoko Hosaka, Mr. Masatake Kaihoko and Yuji Murai.

Aug.30th 18:00〜Selmer Gara Concert
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Masaharu Yamamoto
In 1972, Masaharu Yamamoto won the first prize at the 41st Japan Music Competition, wind division. In 1973, he graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with the honour of the Ataka Prize.
After that, he entered to the Nordwestdeutsche Musik Akademie (Detmold) to study further with Jost Michaels.
He passed the Konzertexamen with top honours. In 1975,he joined the "Die Dusseldorfer Symphoniker" as solo clarinettist.
In 1976, he won the second prize at the Colmar International Chamber Music Concours (France), woodwind trio division, with Fumiaki Miyamoto (oboe) and Koji Okazaki (Bassoon).
In 1980, he took a "Kammermusiker"'s title from the city of Dusseldorf.
He returned to Japan in 1983.
Participated in such as the Kiso Music Festival, the Kurashiki Music Festival, the Miyazaki Music Festival. Member of the Master Wind Players, the Japan Chamber Orchestra and the Clarinet Ensemble.
He appears various ranges of performance activities, including solo, chamber music, and orchestra performance.

Aug.31th 17:00〜Mugecaseramica Concert
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Jan Jakub Bokun (Poland)
Polish clarinetitst and conductor Jan Jakub Bokun has recently performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with Christopher Hogwood, appeared at the International China Clarinet and Saxophone Music Festival in Beijing and won the WrocBaw Music Prize for his album ImpresionesArgentinas.
He studied the clarinet  at the Wroclaw Academy of Music and continued at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris. In May 2001 he received the Master of Music in Conducting degree from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. In the same year he was awarded a fellowship to  the American Academy for Conducting at the Aspen Music Festival.
The following Summer he received a scholarship which enabled him to study with Kurt Masur and James Levine at Verbier Academy in Switzerland
He has won prizes, as soloist, chamber musician and conductor at competitions in Wroclaw, Wloszakowice, Bialystok,  Enschede and Mt. Pleasant.
Three times ? in Ostend, Stockholm and Tokyo- he was the Polish representative at the World Clarinet Congress Clarinetfest. He has been invited to give masterclasses in Poland, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Serbia and at the Royal Conservatory in Brussels.
Mr. Bokun has recorded for Polish Radio and TV. He has released 8 solo albums with Koch Classics ,JBRecords and DUX, all received with great critical acclaim.
As a soloist, chamber musician and conductor he has appeared in most European countries, USA, Japan, China, Chile and Argentina.Hishonours include a prize of the Foundation of Polish Culture , the Jan Adolf Gorecki Scholarship and grants from the Polish Ministry of Culture and the French Government.JanJakubBokun is on the faculty of the WrocBaw  Academy of Music where he teaches clarinet and chamber music.

Aug.29th 17:00〜Overseas clarinettist recital
Aug.30th 18:00〜Selmer Gara Concert
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Youko Yokota (Japan) Born in Tokyo and began playing clarinet at age of 12. After graduating Tokyo University of Arts, from 1997 she studied at Munich Music University, Conservatoire of Basel, and Karlsruhe Music College for clarinet and wind quintet. She studied with Mrs. Toshiaki Kobayashi, Yuji Murai, Masaharu Yamamoto, and others.
She was invited to Yamaha Freshpeople’s recital and also received a grant from Villa Musica foundation to play in German. She was trained at Passau Opera house and Nurnberg Symphony.
After returning to Japan she had several solo recitals as well as a member of ogts ensemble since 2005. In last April she joined a contemporary music festival at Adelade, Australia as a member of SUAVE, a trio.

Aug.30th 11:00〜Lecture&Ricital Clarimonia support
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Jozsef Balogh (Hungary)
Jozsef Balogh (Budapest) ClarinetClarinettist, composer, teacher, and member of the highly regarded InterClarinet ensemble. Mr. Balogh is a graduate of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. He has been the principal clarinettist in a number of leading orchestras, including the Budapest Opera Orchestra and the Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra.
In addition to the clarinet, he plays the saxophone and the Hungarian national instrument, the "tarogato". He plays both the German and French system clarinets with equal fluency, and has a repertoire encompassing classical, jazz, contemporary, klezmer and gipsy music. In his unique compositions and improvisations, he combines Hungarian and Middle Eastern musical influences to create a highly personal style.
He is a prizewinner of national and international competitions (Prague, Graz and Budapest). In addition to performing at prestigious clarinet conventions and conferences around the world (Clarinetfests, EuroCass Conference, Oklahoma Symphosium etc.). He has given recitals and masterclasses in Finland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia, England, Israel, the Netherlands, Italy, and the United States. He has also served as a guest professor at the universities of Oklahoma, North Texas and Idaho State in the US, and the Hochschule fur Music Nurnberg-Augsburg in Germany.
He performed with the greatest clarinetists such as Eddie Daniels, Buddy DeFranco (Jazz), Larry Combs (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Stanley Drucker (New York Philharmonic) at international festivals and courses.
He is the founder of the Healing Sounds Beethoven Project, director of Europe Art School, and the Interclarinet Master School.
He is the Artistic Director of the ?Four Seasons on the Danube” Regional Art Festival and Courses in Hungary, and the newly established Greenland Palace of Art and Music.
He can be heard on numerous recordings for the Naxos Label as well as on two highly acclaimed CDs with InterClarinet ensemble, both of which feature some of his own works for clarinet quintet. He has recorded Brahms, Mozart for Naxos, and his solo CD “Contrasts” includes works by Bartok, Weiner, Kokai etc.
He is noted for his fascinating programmes, his playing shows humour, vitality of a dynamic and virtuosic musician. He is opening new doors on the concert scene bringing great music and his artistry to the stage. He has compositions for children’s musical theatre, and for clarinet, saxophone and tarogato. His “Hagada Klezmer Symphony: Four Glasses of Wine,” was premiered in 2004.
In November, 2006 include being featured as "Musician of the week" by Bartok Radio, Hungary. He was the guest professor of the University of Oklahoma in autumn of 2007.For more information, please contact:
Beatrix Balogh, Chairperson
Windland Music Foundation H-1054 Budapest, Hold utca 23. Fszt.6..
Tel/fax: (36-1-) 388-6689

Aug.29th 17:30〜Overseas clarinettist recital
Ueno Yoshie
(Japan) Flute
Furuya Keiji
(Japan) Chairperson
Tadayoshi Takeda

Aug.31th 17:00〜
Mugecaseramica Concert

Aug.31th 17:00〜
Mugecaseramica Concert

Aug.29th 12:00〜
Music university concert

JCS  Japan Clarinet Society
Japan Tokyo Minato-ku 9chome 1-7-575
phone .81-3-3475-2844 fax.81-3-3475-6417

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