Sábado Julio 20, 2024

Zagreb World Sax Congress


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Team Bando

Team Bando is a chamber group that consists of three saxophonists, all of who are family members, and one pianist, Rie Yokota, who has played with Team Bando many times. Kuninobu Bandograduated from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo. He is highly sought after as a concerto soloist, chamber musician, teacher, and most recently as a conductor. He performs regularly with the Tokyo Philharmonic, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Gunma Symphony and Sapporo Symphony Orchestras. Junko Saito-Bando graduated from the Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo and Shobi College of Music Diploma Course. Her past performances range from chamber music to contemporary and studio work and her orchestral performance experience includes the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Mari Chamber Orchestra, Tivoli Wind Ensemble and Saxopen in Strasbourg. Naoto Bando is currently a primary school student, who started playing saxophone at the age of four. Naoto was awarded First Prize at the 13th Kurashiki International Saxophone Competition Section of Primary School Students. Rie Yokota graduated from Kunitachi College of Music where she studied underneath the tutelage of Izumi Komoriya, Tunemi Naraba and Syoko Kuma. Rie leased the album Fra Holbergs Tid with Trio Akkort in 2011, on which she played the saxophone, euphonium and piano.

Kuninobu Bando, soprano saxophone
Naoto Bando, alto saxophone
Junko Saito Bando, tenor saxophone
Rie Yokota, piano
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