Conductor Katsuhiro Ida
He graduated from the Department of Music, Tokyo Gakugei University, and completed Graduate School of Tokyo Gakugei University.
He worked for Seiji Ozawa and Zubin Mehta to assist their opera performances at La Scala in Milan, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, and the Opera no Mori in Tokyo.
In November 2007, Katsuhiro Ida made his debut in K-Ballet Company’s Swan Lake.
After that, he conducts many performances of the K-Ballet Company.
Today, he is the conductor for the Theater Orchestra Tokyo and serves as the instructor at the Elisabeth University of Music, a special instructor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music.
Soprano Yukari Saito
Born in Kurume city, in Fukuoka.
She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music with a degree in vocal music, and completed the masters program (German song).
Currently attending the doctoral course at Kunitachi College of Music graduate school.
Passed Tama Fresh Music Concert 2015.
Appeared in the 92nd Nikikai Opera Training Center concert, evening of budding vocalists, graduate newcomer concerts, etc.
She debuted as Oberto in the 2018 Nikikai new wave opera “Alcina”.
She studied under Mihoko Cho and Takeko Nagashima.
Belong to Nikikai membership.
Mezzo Soprano Akiko Okamura
Born in Kumamoto.
She graduated from Kunitachi College of Music, completed the masters program at Tokyo Gakugei University Graduate School and studied with Naoyoshi Kamata.
She has won numerous awards including Kyushu Music Competition General Class Gold Award(2011), second prize winner in the French Music Competition(2014), and prize winner in the Iizuka New face Music Competition(2014) among others.
She has performed for Nikikai Evening with Emerging Vocalists, Gala concert by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, the exhibition by Yasuo Sueyoshi, and Japan Faure Association Salon Concert up to now.
Her opera roles have included Carmen in Carmen, Suzuki in Madame Butterfly, Prinz Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, and so on.
Currently, a member of the Tokyo Nikikai, and the Japan Faure Association, a lecturer at Tokyo Gakugei University, and Sanko Gakuen.
Tenor Yohei Sasaki
Born in Fukuoka.
After entering Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture, Department of Music Instrumental Percussion, he met Beethoven “Symphony No. 9” and decided to convert to vocal music.
Graduated from Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture, Department of Music and Voice, and Tokyo University of the Arts, Department of Music.
He is also deeply knowledgeable in the field of children’s emotional education and presides “Concert for Mothers” for infants and their mothers.
A member of the Cloud of Arts, the Amici Canto Association, and Kawaguchiko music box forest artist.
As a concert soloist, he participated in Bach “Matthäus-Passion” Evangelist, Handel “Messiah”, Beethoven “Symphony No. 9” and many others.
In the opera, he performed the main roles such as Offenbach’s “Les Contes d’Hoffmann”, Verdi “La traviata”, Puccini “La Bohème” “Tosca” “Madame Butterfly”, R. Strauss “Arabella”, Wagner “Tannhäuser” “Lohengrin”.
Baritone Jumpei Niimi
Born in Fukuoka.
Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, completed the masters program, and moved to Vienna.
Debuted in 2009 in Tokyo Ro-On “Symphony No. 9” performance.
Since then, he has been performing both within and outside Japan.
Won the 19th Japan Mozart Music Competition and the 30th Soleil Music Competition.
- Welitsch International Vocal Music Competition (Vienna, Austria) won 2nd prize for male voice, 2nd prize for Iizuka New face Music Competition(2013), Music Contemporary New face Award(2012).
The repertoire is many different and has experienced 33 oratorio soloists from Baroque to the present day, opera plays 18 repertoire 23 roles.
In addition, he puts emphasis on the performance of German songs and opens recitals in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Okayama, Oita and Vienna.
Currently a part-time lecturer at Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture, Oita Prefectural Midorigaoka High School, and Higashi Kyushu Junior College.
He belongs to Oita Nikikai, director of Oita Choral Federation.
Concertmaster Tetsuo Tsushima
He graduated from the Department of Instrumental, the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and completed Graduate School of Music Tokyo University of the Arts and received Mitsubishi Estate Award, Acanthus Music Awards.
He performed in the Yomiuri Newcomer Concert, Geidai Chamber Music Concert, Etc.
Winner of the 22nd Kanagawa Music Competition Grand Prix, and received Kanagawa Governor’s Prize.
Won the 60th All Japan Student Music Competition national convention first place, outstanding performance award at the the Risonare chamber music seminar.
Today, he is violinist for the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.