Kohei Ueno is a Japanese saxophonist of great talent internationally renowned. His activities are attracting attentions from the world and his trend is always picked out in the spotlight.
Kohei Ueno was born in Ibaragi, Japan in 1992. He started to play the saxophone in a school band at the age of eight. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts instrumental music department.
He studied under Nobuya Sugawa, Nami Tsurukai and Hiroshi Hara.
He won the 1st prize at the 12th Junior Saxophone Competition and the gold medal at the 7th and the 10th Japan Junior Wind and Percussion Competition.
He won the 1st prize at the 28th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition as the youngest winner of this famous competition proud of a long tradition to. And he won the 2nd prize at the 6th Adolphe Sax International Competition in Belgium in 2014. This news was taken up in many medias of the world and created a big sensation in Japan.
He was invited to the 16th World Saxophone Congress in Scotland as a soloist, and was praised highly by influential figures of the world.
In 2015, he performed with Japan Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist with the expectation by the conductor Kazuki Yamada. And he proved the big possibility of the saxophone in the classical music. In 2016, he made a success in his recital with all solo program without accompanist at the B→C Concert in Tokyo, too. He continues to take on new challenges always.
The first CD album ”Massage of Adophe” is released in 2014. Then the CD of Panda Wind Orchestra he plays as a concert master was released in 2015.
His latest CD is “Listen to…” a music collection of all original arrangement.
The score combined with this CD had been published, too.
Kohei Ueno is the most inspired artist appearing in many medias such as the TV 、 magazines and papers.
He teaches young musicians at College of Music of the Showa from 2016.
He is a member of The Rev Saxophone Quartet and a concert master of Panda Wind Orchestra.
Instrument: YAMAHA YAS-875EXG Mouthpiece: SELMER S90 180
Ligature: HARRISON Reproduced Model GP Reed: VANDOREN TRADITIONAL 3.5
Official Website: http://columbia.jp/uenokohei/
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Fan Club Website: http://uenokohei.club/