Yu Tamaki Hoso／Trombone
A Japanese Trombonist active in Europe and Japan, as a Soloist, Chamber musician, Orchestra player, Educator and Author.
Pro Arte Musicae Official Artist, S.E.Shires Artist and willie’s Mouthpieces Signature Artist.
1980 Born in Ashiya, Japan
1999 HS Diploma, Hyogo Pref. Nishimomiya High School, Music Department
2002 Fellow participant, Pacific Music Festival, Principal Trb. under Mo. Charles Dutoit
2003 BA of Music, Kyoto City University of Arts, under Prof. Shin-ichi Go
2003 Solo appearances at honoring graduation concerts, at KCUA, Kansai Regional Assn., Yamaha and others. Participant, Seiji Ozawa Opera Project IV
2004 Moved to Chicago, the United States
2005-2007 Principal Trombone: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Adjunct Professor: Mississippi College
2007-2008 Assistant for Mr. Peter Sullivan (Pittsburgh Symphony) at Duquesne University
2008-2009 Section Trombone: Tokyo Opera Nomori Orchestra and Saito Kinen Orchestra (Dir. Seiji Ozawa)
2010-2013 Principal Trombone: Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra,
2013-2018: Second Solo Trombone: Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester (South Denmark Philharmonic), Denmark
2012-2013 Granted a full scholarship by the Ministry of Cultural Affair in Japan, to study with Prof. Ian Bousfield at Hochshule der Künste Bern in Switzerland. Completed with Auszeichnung (En: highest distinction)
1st Place: 26th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, the unanimous highest scores by all seven jurors
Diploma: 45th Markneukirchen International Competition
2nd Place: 6th Jeju International Brass Competition
2nd Place: 8th Tokyo Music Competition
As a soloist, Yu has frequent appearances with the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Tokyo New City Orchestra and others. His performance repertoire includes Tomasi, Martin, Bourgeois, Frumerie, Rimsky-Korsakov, Guilmant, Yamaguchi (world premiere, commissioned by TKWO), Appermont and etc.
Yu has given many solo recitals in Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, United States and Switzerland.
As an active educator, Yu has held lectures, clinics and master classes in all Japan’s major cities. Yu has had the rare opportunity to earn education and performance experiences internationally: in Japan, United States and Europe. These experiences put him in a position to offer a unique perspective and broader opportunity to the next generation and future of Japan.
Yu has written monthly articles on “Band Journal” (Ongaku No Tomo Sha Co.), “Challenging to the World” (30 issues)2014-2016 and “One Point Lessons”(12 issues) 2012-2013. Also he has been featured on interviews in the “Pipers” (Sugihara Shoten Co.) for the 290th, 356th, 359th, 369th and 401st issues.
Performance and supervison for CDs and sheet music “Trombone Repertoire: Yu Tamaki’s Disney Works” and “Trombone: Concert Repertoire Japanese Songs”, published by Yamaha Music Media.
As a chamber musician, he is a member of two trombone ensembles. Trombone Duo “TamaShimizu” with Mayumi Shimizu (Solo Posaune – SWR Sinfonieorchester of Germany) since 2011, recipient of 22nd Aoyama Music Foundation, Baroque Saal Prize, and Trombone Ensemble “Slide Japan”, has been created along with 7 other Japanese foremost trombonists of his generation (since 2015). Slide Japan can be heard on their debut CD “Take Off”. (www.slidejapan.com)