Guernica Saxophone Ensemble is saxophone group in Japan whose members are Koji Yamamoto, Daisuke Namiki, Hajime Kuribayashi and Yuka Yoshikawa. Koji Yamamoto studied saxophone with Nobuya Sugawa and Hirokazu Hayashida. He won 1st prize in 16th Japan Junior Winds and Percussion Competition and 3rd prize in 6th Akiyoshidai Music Competition. He performs not only classical music but also contemporary music and improvisation. Daisuke Namiki studied saxophone with Satoshi Kato. He won Grand Prix in Japan Classical Music Competition (2015) and Kantokoushin’etsu branch tournament of the JBA Junior & High School Wind and Percussion Instrument Solo contest(2012), and became a finalist of the Junior saxophone competition (2015). Hajime Kuribayashi studied saxophone with Yoshiyuki Hattori and Akira Matusyuki. He is a founding member of Tsukuba Saxophone Quartet and won gold prize in 9th and 10th Japan Saxophone Association Ensemble Competition. He also performed at the 16th and 17th World Saxophone Congress. Yuka Yoshikawa studied saxophone with Sadahito Kunisue. She won gold prize in 12th Japan Wind and Percussion Solo Competition. She became a finalist of 23rd and 24th Japan Classical Music Competition. She is a member of Ensemble Factory and premiered Paul Creston's "Quartet" in Japan.
Jul 12 201812:15
Guernica Saxophone Ensemble
recitalKoji Ueno (1960): Euforbia for saxophone quartet and piano (premiere performance)Koji Ueno (1960): Volga Nights for saxophone quartet and piano
ACADEMY OF MUSIC Vaclav Huml Hall Trg Republike Hrvatske 12