Duo Windgauge are Kuninobu Bando and Taku Ueda. Kuninobu Bando is an honoured graduate of the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. He performs regularly in orchestras such as the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, etc. In addition to holding professorships at the Kunitachi College of Music, Sapporo Otani University and Tokyo school of Music, he also serves on the Japan Saxophonist Association’s Steering Committee. He received a special award while competing at the Gustave Bumke International Saxophone Competition in Dortmund, Germany, and has appeared numerous times as a soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and Eastman Wind Ensemble. Mr.Bando received the highest training in Japan under the tutelage of Yushi Ishiwata, Keiji Shimoji, Yoshiyuki Hattori and Akinori Naraoka. Taku Ueda, is a saxophonist and a musicologist. After his graduation from Kunitachi College of Music, Taku Ueda went to France to study with Fabrice Moretti at Le Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris where he received highest ranks, then the University of Bordeaux III for a master’s degree in musicology; the thesis “Japanese Music and Occidental Music, around Toru Takemitsu. From 1997 to 1999 he was granted a research study from the Rotary Foundation. He received the highest training in Japan and in France under the tutelage of Yushi Ishiwata, Yuichi Omuro, Masato Kumoi, Keiji Munesada, Fabrice Moretti and Marie-Bernadette Charrier. Mr. Ueda is the member of the Japan Saxophonist Association’s Steering Committee.
Kuninobu Bando, saxophone
Taku Ueda, saxophone
Jul 13 201810:30
recitalTokuhide Niimi (1947): Saxophone Spiral for two alto saxophones (A.E.9) - Torrent, AgonyKazuma Suzuki (1968): Quatre Scènes sur la Musique du Japon (premiere performance)
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