Orchestra member introduction


Tatsuo Nishie

Tatsuo Nishie


to everyone

Thank you for always coming to listen to the New Japan Philharmonic.
I am very grateful to be able to share music with my colleagues in the blessed environment of Sumida Triphony Hall.
My hobby is audio and making things that can be used, but I'm curious about basically anything I don't know.
Music is an art that is never finished, so I am aiming for more fulfilling and meaningful activities! Thank you very much.


Concertmaster New Japan Philharmonic and Joe Hisaishi FutureBand bandmaster. She studied under Akiko Tatsumi from an early age and completed the Toho Gakuen Soloist Duploma Course. Studied abroad in Switzerland under Tibor Varga. Inherit methods. Studied chamber music with Toru Yasunaga and Ayumi Ichino. In 2001, he was selected as the concertmaster of the Sendai Philharmonic and received the SPC Grand Prize, the Midori no Kaze Music Award with the Sereno String Quartet, and the Matsuo Music Grant. Since 2005, he has been appointed concertmaster of New Japan Philharmonic, and has performed as a soloist with orchestras in Japan and abroad under the direction of Christian Arming, Günter Pichler, Yuzo Toyama, Douglas Vostok, and Yutaka Sado. He has been invited to play chamber music with Mischa Maisky and Giuseppe Andalolo and to perform at music festivals around the world. He has appeared as a guest concertmaster with the Malaysian Philharmonic and the NHK Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, she appeared as a guest with pianist Hiromi Uehara in “Untitled Concert”. Performed as a soloist in Joe Hisaishi 's "Chamber Symphony" on the 6-string electric violin, making its world premiere. In 2020 and 2021, he performed at “Save Live Music Returns” at Blue Note Tokyo as a member of Hiromi Piano Quintet. They performed at the Fuji Rock Festival and toured nationwide. He has a large discography, all of which have been well received.



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Solo・Concert Master

Munsu Choi
Munsu Choi

specially appointed concert master

Masahide Denda
Masahide Denda