French horn Competition 日本語

French horn Competition 2019 for young players hosted by J. F. Oberiln University

Participants Wanted

French horn Competition

What is this event?

Have you ever wondered, "Why can we more successfully play at rehearsal than actual perofrmance in front of judge and audience?".

In order to answer this question, we arranged this competition with the help of scientific approach: players are wearing some measuring device on their body to study these phenomenon:

  • How much increase of player's heartbeat?
  • Observing change in muscle activity.
  • Observing change in mouthpiece force level.

This event is a new and unique approch combining scientific experiment and music competition for young French horn players.

※For more information, visit J. F. Oberlin University Website (only Japnese version).

Features of this competition

  • Participation is free.
  • Expected number of participants: 12 players.
  • Eligibility: from 18 to 26 years old.
  • Examination results and scientific data are returned.
  • Prizes are awarded.
  • Participation of Japanese residents.

Required piece of music

Five pieces of orchestral works (excerpt of French horn part)

Application deadline

November 30th 2018
※For more information, visit J. F. Oberlin University Website (only Japnese version).

Objective of this event

The objective of this event is to investigate the relationship between music performance and players' conditions of physical and psychological states by comparing rehearsal data and actual performance data. We believe this event offers participants, all brass instrument players, an opportunity to get suggestion to overcome their stage fright.

Supporters

Tokyo Universal Philharmony Orchestra. Ueno Gakuen University. Kawai Musical Instruments Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Shimokura Musical Instrument Co.,Ltd. Central Musical Instruments Co.,Ltd. Miyajishokai Co.,Ltd. Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. Showa University of Music. Senzoku Gakuen College of Music. Tsunobue Syudan. Machida City. Yamaha Music Foundation.

This work is supported by KAKENHI (17K18079).
Website: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Profile

Principal Investigator & Chairman

  • HIRANO Takeshi

    Principal Investigator
    Assistant professor of J. F. Oberlin University
    My research area is a motor control for human movement while playing the brass instruments. My goal is to establish a new academic field called "Music Performance Science", which is a combination of music performance and science fields.
    PhD in Medical Science, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University
    Official Website of HIRANO Takeshi

  • MATSUOKA Kunitada

    Chairman
    Professor of J. F. Oberlin University
    Born in Kanagawa prifecture and entered Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduation moved to Germany, to study under Gerd Seifert at Universität der Künste Berlin. After retuning to Japan, he finished master degree of Tokyo University of the Arts. Presentlly he is a professor of J. F. Oberlin University and principal French horn player of Tokyo Universal Philharmony Orchestra.

Judges

  • IIZASA Koji

    Professor of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music
    Born in Chiba prifecture and entered Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduation moved to Germany, to study under Gerd Seifert at Universität der Künste Berlin. After retuning to Japan, he joined and played the French horn at Super World Orchestra in 1999 and 2000. Presentlly he is a professor of Senzoku Gakuen College of Music and a member of Tsunobue Syudan.

  • TOMONO Ryosuke

    French horn player of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
    Born in Ibaraki prifecture and entered Tokyo University of the Arts. He also studied at Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main as a 2010 trainee of Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan. Presentlly he is a member of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Horn Ensemble Japan, and Natural Horn Ensemble Tokyo. He is a excutive director of Japan Horn Society.

  • HAGIWARA Kenshow

    Part-time teacher of Ueno Gakuen University
    Born in Hokkaido and entered Tokyo College of Music. He studied the French horn under Katsumi Kubota, Masayuki Yasuhara, and John Cerminaro, and studied chamber music under Ryohei Nakagawa. He won the third prize for 5th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition and got an award for 59th The Music Competition of Japan. Presentlly he is a part-time teacher of Ueno Gakuen University . He is a excutive director of Japan Horn Society.

  • HIGUCHI Tetsuo

    Professor of Showa University of Music
    Born in Osaka and entered Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in 1972. After that he moved to Germany to study under Gerd Seifert at Universität der Künste Berlin. After graduation he was retuned to Japan, joined his home orchestra: Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. After that he moved to London to study under Julian Baker. Over 18 years, he had been the first chair at NHK Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 2007. Presentlly he is a professor of Showa University of Music. He is chairperson of Japan Horn Society.

Collaborators

Kudo Lab, The University of Tokyo. Aiba Lab, The University of Electro-Communications. Morijiri Lab, Tokyo Gakugei University Kitahara Lab, Nihon University

Venue

Wako University Populi Hall Tsurukawa, Japan
A three minute walk from Tsurukawa Station on the Odakyu Line.

1-2-1 Nougaya, Machida City, Tokyo 195-0053, Japan

Please come by public transport.

Contact

Please contact me (HIRANO Takeshi) if you want to know more about the competition.