Mai Tategami Appointed Assistant Concertmaster

As of May 1, 2022, we have welcomed Mai Tategami as Assistant Concertmaster of the New Japan Philharmonic.
Please look forward to future activities.

©︎Tetsuro Goto

Profile of Mai Tategami

Started playing the violin at the age of 6, studying under Koichiro Harada, Chihiro Kudo, Aaron Rosand, Gèrard Poulet, and Takashi Shimizu.
In 2015, he was selected as a promising violinist in the "Ongaku no Tomo" list, and the following year he won the 1st Orford Music Award and all supplementary prizes in Canada.
In addition, he has received many awards such as passing the ABC Newcomer Audition, the Encouragement Prize of the Matsukata Music Award, and the Brahms International Competition Special Prize.
After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts, he won the Doseikai Prize, and graduated from the Hanns Eisler College of Music and the Berlin University of the Arts Graduate School with the highest honors. In addition to studying under Axel Gerhardt and Michael Frischenschlager, he has been invited to the Japanese Embassy in Germany and music festivals in North America and Europe to perform with famous musicians.
While still a student, he was active in the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, and served as the second concertmaster of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
Served as the first concert master of Yutaka Sado and the Super Kids Orchestra, and has been studying under Seiji Ozawa since the first year of high school.
Participated in the youngest Saito Kinen chamber music study group for young people, the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy, and since 2016 has also participated in the Saito Kinen Orchestra.
Agency for Cultural Affairs overseas trainee for up-and-coming artists, YAMAHA Music Foundation, Rohm Music Foundation scholarship student.