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In 2011, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated its 100th anniversary as Japan’s first symphony orchestra. With about 160 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 September 2021 / Photo by Takafumi Ueno)




MUSICIANS

◎Principal ○Assistant Principal ☆Vorspieler

Concertmaster

  • Kaoru Kondo
  • Akihiro Miura
  • Masanobu Yoda

First Violin

  • Saori Koike☆
  • Namo Sakakibara☆
  • Natsumi Tsuboi☆
  • Yoshiko Hiratsuka☆
  • Yoshiyuki Asami
  • Eri Urata
  • Keiko Kagesawa
  • Hikaru Kato
  • Tomomi Ganchiku
  • Masaaki Sakaguchi
  • Saku Suzuki
  • Akino Takada
  • Hideko Tanaka
  • Mitsuko Tochimoto
  • Miki Nakazawa
  • Hiroko Nakamaru
  • Ikumi Hirosawa
  • Satoko Hirota
  • Misako Fujise
  • Tomoko Matsuda

Second Violin

  • Mari Togami◎
  • Masayoshi Fujimura◎
  • Michi Mizutori◎
  • Masayuki Miyakawa◎
  • Aiko Kojima☆
  • Mayuko Takase☆
  • Chigusa Ishihara
  • Machiko Idehara
  • Kei Ota
  • Rie Kasai
  • Makoto Kurosawa
  • Mieko Sato
  • Yuko Ninomiya
  • Yuuka Hondo
  • Yuko Yamashiro
  • Tomoko Yoshida
  • Akiko Yoshinaga
  • Suwako Wakai
  • Minako Watanabe

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◎
  • Misaki Kurokawa☆
  • Masashi Korai☆
  • Yuki Hirota☆
  • Go Ishikawa
  • Mao Ouchi
  • Tetsu Ota
  • Takehide Kikuchi
  • Yoshinobu Sasaki
  • Yoko Hasegawa
  • Fuzuki Watanabe

Contrabass

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

Flute

  • Yuya Kanda◎
  • Kazushi Saito◎
  • Akari Yoshioka◎
  • Yanami Sakahashi
  • Kiriko Shimobarai

Oboe

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

Clarinet

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

Bassoon

  • Choe Young Jin ◎
  • Atsuko Hirohata ◎
  • Hiromi Imura
  • Yumi Kikkawa
  • Junichi Mori

Horn

  • Yusuke Saito◎
  • Takanori Takahashi◎
  • Yasuhiko Isobe
  • Shu Ohigashi
  • Shunsuke Kimura
  • Eiko Taba
  • Satoshi Tsukada
  • Maki Toyoda
  • Kenji Yamanouchi
  • Tomohiro Yamamoto

Trumpet

  • Shuichi Kawata◎
  • Ryo Noda◎
  • Toshihiro Furuta◎
  • Masahiko Sugiyama
  • Hirohito Maeda

Trombone

  • Masaaki Goka◎
  • Izumi Nakanishi◎
  • Himeko Tsuji○
  • Hiroshi Ishikawa
  • Shin Hirata
  • Masahiro Yamauchi
  • Kentaro Yoshie

Tuba

  • Tetsuya Otsuka
  • Shin Ogino

Timpani & Percussion

  • Ryoto Okabe ◎
  • Takuro Shiota ◎
  • Tatsushi Kimura
  • Kaori Takaba
  • Kikuko Nawata
  • Yuko Funasako
  • Harumi Furuya

Harp

  • Ayano Kaji
  • Midori Tajima

Hanorary Members

  • Eisaku Ando
  • Toshimi Ikeda
  • Masahiro Itoi
  • Akira Imai
  • Kazuhiko Iryo
  • Tatsuhiko Iwasaki
  • Kana Ueki
  • Shingyo Ueno
  • Masayoshi Ubukata
  • Kiyoshi Oganeku
  • Masao Osawa
  • 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
  • Kazuhiko Takano
  • Chiyoko Takamura
  • Makoto Takebayashi
  • Yoko Takebayashi
  • Chie Tanaka
  • Takeo Tamura
  • Yoshimi Tsuda
  • Yasuki Tosaka
  • Yojiro Nagaike
  • Shin Nagaoka
  • Joji Nagakura
  • Kiyoe Nitta
  • Nobuo Nitta
  • Jun Ninomiya
  • Keinosuke Nonaka
  • Kazuko Hatanaka
  • Masako Hanashiro
  • Tadao Fukumura
  • Isao Fujiwara
  • Jun Furuno
  • Katsumi Hosokawa
  • Hiroshi Hosobora
  • Utako Honda
  • Kumiko Matsuzawa
  • Sadao Minato
  • Mayumi Miyahara
  • Fusako Yamaya
  • Hiroyoshi Yoshida
  • Koki Yonekura
  • Shunsuke Wakiya

Staff

Chief Executive Officer

  • Kyoichi Ishimaru

Secretary-General

  • Masami Kudo

Concert Management

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

Public Relations

  • Yui Ito
  • Kotono Kanomata
  • Kazuko Chigi
  • Norifumi Futaki
  • Tomoko Hoshino
  • Hisae Matsui
  • Hitomi Yasuda

Stage Management

  • Hiroshi Inaoka
  • Atsushi Ota
  • Hiroshi Furuya

Librarian

  • Motoki Takeda

General Affairs

  • Akio Kawahara
  • Mie Suzuki

Concert Calendar

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