BLINK Christmas Music Live by Sound Tokyo Vol.11 will be held to support young music artists. Its 11th classical music event “Christmas Music Live” is a collaboration with SOUND TOKYO. We’re excited to deliver sophisticated SOUND through their professional musicians, dancers and performers.
This time we have Kazuki Ikeda accompanying the flute alongside Yutaro Matsunaga on the piano. Kazuki began playing the flute at the age of 10 and graduated from the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. Currently enrolled in the second year of a master’s course at the Graduate School of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. She won the third prize at the 66th Concours Vivant in Tokyo in the high school division. Moreover, winning the 41st Concert Vivant Newcomer Audition Excellence Prize.
Awarded the Excellence Prize at the 13th Yashio City Newcomer Audition. Awarded the Encouragement Prize at the 7th Kariya International Music Competition. Nomination Prize at the 1st Ibla Grand Award Japan. In 2014, she was awarded the “Miss Geidai 2014” and won the “Music Prize”. She has attended master classes with Sarah Levion, Vincent Lucas, and Sébastien Jacot.
She has performed in Vincent Lucas’s master class as a member of the selected concert. In addition to studying the flute under Chang-Kook Kim, Hiroaki Kanda, Takako Hagiwara, Kazushi Saito, Ayako Takagi, Zenta Masuda, and Yue Ueno. On top of that she also studied flauto traverso under Ririko Maeda.
Her chamber music study was under Takeshi Hidaka, Kazushi Saito, Ayako Takagi, and Yoshiaki Obata. She has been a guest performer with professional orchestras. Consistently giving ensemble concerts, appearing in the media, teaching brass band and private lessons. As of the beginning of 2022, she began teaching as an assistant at Tokyo University of the Arts.
BLINK Christmas Music Live Date/Time
Thu, Dec 22nd 19:00-20:15 *Door open 18:30 / Close 20:30
Venue: BLINK Roppongi 1F Cafe Space
Yutaro Matsunaga (Composer, Pianist)
Kazuki Ikeda (Flute)
Admission: 2,000 yen (with 1 drink)
Start: Dec 22nd 2022 at 7:00pm
End: Dec 22nd 2022 at 8:15pm