Know the New Japan Philharmonic | Seiji Ozawa

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Honorary Conductor Kei Annai

Seiji Ozawa

Seiji Ozawa
Born in Shang Yang of China (former Fengte) in 1935. I studied the piano from a young age, passed through Seijo Gakuen Junior High School and studied conducting with Hideo Saitoh at Toho Gakuen.

In the fall of 1959, I won first place in the Besancon Conductor Competition. He was invited to Tanglewood the following summer to Charles Munche who was a music director at Boston Hibiki and was a jury of the contest and won the Koseviczki Prize.

After studying with Karajan and Bernstein, he was a music director at the Ravinia Festival music director of the Chicago Symphony, Toronto Hibiki, a music director of the San Francisco Symphony, and appointed the 13th music director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1973 (Tanglewood Music Festival Artistic Director From 1970), he was appointed as an expert in the history of the American orchestra for an unusual 29 years and established an evaluation with one of the world's best orchestras. From the autumn of 2002 to the spring of 2010 he served as the music director of the Vienna State Opera.

Evaluation and popularity in Europe appeared enormously and regularly appeared at world orchestra · opera such as Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Paris · opera, etc. Since China's official invitation by the Chinese government in 1978, he has frequently played meaningful music and cultural exchanges.

In Japan, in 1972 he created Saito Hideo, Yamamoto Naozumi, the New Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra with members who withdrew from the former Philharmonie Philharmonic Orchestra, and others who left a number of nominations · Others such as Lostropovich, Polini, Argerich, Norman I made encounters with artists. The performance in the concert and opera format started in 1985 is the prototype of the concert opera by current director director Alkin. From 1990 regular regular opera performances <Ozawa opera · series> were held all ten times. I also recorded the national anthem of the world for the 1998 Nagano Olympic Games (PHCP - 11033). In overseas performances, the performance of Hong Kong (1973), the performance of "UN Day" at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the following European and European performances (1974), European performances (1985), Russia and the Russian Federation (1998) The 30th anniversary of Japan-China Friendship · China performance (2002) realized. Since 1999 he took office as Honorary Conductor of the same Kansui, and continues to co-star regularly thereafter.

In addition, in 1984, Saito · Kinen · Orchestra was established as a result of Hideo Saitoh's 10th anniversary celebration, and in 1992 he developed to the international music festival "Saito · Kinen · Festival Matsumoto". Participated in the activities of the Mito Chamber Orchestra founded in 1990, and since April 2013 he served as general director of the Mito Art Museum and the general director of the orchestra. In 2000, we started the Ozawa Seiji Music School opera project for the purpose of educating young musicians.

The main awards were selected for honorary members of the Vienna State Opera in 2007, the French government awarded Legion · Donuel Medal Officier, elected to the French Academy of Fine Arts (regular members), received the Order of Culture in Japan etc. . In 2011 he received the Takamatsu-shrine's Honorable World Cultural Award.