Orchestra member introduction

Specially appointed concertmaster

Masahide Denda

Masahide Denda


Born in Nagano City. Started playing the violin at the age of 3 under the guidance of his father, a Suzuki Method instructor. Studied under Yozo Kakeya, G.Pichler (Albanberg String Quartet), and Altenberg Trio Wien at Musashino Academia Musicae High School, Vienna University of Music, and Vienna City Conservatory.

1st place at the All Japan Student Music Competition, 1st place at the Japan Classical Music Competition, 1st place at the JILA Music Competition, 2nd place at the Japan Music Competition, and many other prizes.

After returning to Japan, he has served as concertmaster of the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006, assistant concertmaster of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra since 2014, and concertmaster of the same orchestra since 2018.
Released a violin collection CD "EMOTION". In addition, CDs with performances of Tchaikovsky Concerto, Scheherazade, Life of a Hero, etc. will be released.

He has served as a lecturer at Showa University of Music, as a juror at numerous competitions such as the All Japan Student Music Competition, and as a lecturer at music festivals. At the "Masahide Denda Violin School", which he presides over, lessons are continued as a place to share the enjoyment of music for both adults and beginners.




Concert Master

Tatsuo Nishie
Tatsuo Nishie

Assistant Concertmaster

Rise Mai
Mai Tategami