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Classical Saxophone and Guitar duo, Chika & Scott made a GSI video debut! Chika is the first saxophonist ever appeared in the GSI videos!

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LA Phil

April

6 & 20

Chika will be appearing in the LA Philharmonic’s Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Ravel’s Bolero

Chika will be featured as a saxophonist in the Maurice Ravel’s Bolero.

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Chika & Scott first album is in progress….

Classical saxophone and guitar duo, Chika & Scott’s first album was recorded at the Hollywood’s historic Capitol Record’s Studio A. We were so fortunate to have worked with the legendary recording engineer & producer, Al Schmitt, our one and only producer Niko Bolas, and former lead singer of the band Journey, Steve Perry!

The audio is now being mastered in Nashville….!

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Franz Peter Schubert - Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D. 821
Arranged for Alto Saxophone and Piano
I. Allegro moderato

André Waignein- Rhapsody for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra (Piano) - mvt. I

Chika Inoue

ENGLISH / 英語

Concert saxophonist, Chika Inoue (井上知香) has been praised for her "beautiful tone, acute sensitivity and virtuosic technique." She has received numerous performance awards in competitions, lavishing praise as a soloist and chamber musician. Chika has performed internationally at major venues, appearing as soloist and chamber musician in the United States, Germany, Italy, China, and Japan with lavishing admiration. She has been a featured performing artist in international festivals such as The Faenza International Saxophone Festival in Italy, and The Yamaha Saxophone Festival in Japan. Additionally, she was recitalist and master class teacher at The International China Clarinet, and Saxophone Music Festival in Taiyuan, China and University of Arts, Berlin (UdK). She is on-call saxophonist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

Chika actively looks beyond the standard saxophone repertoire for works that allow the saxophone to shine, continuously transcribing and performing works of violin, clarinet, oboe, flute, voice and piano, expanding the limits of the saxophone technique and artistry. Although her concentration has primarily been on classical music, her phenomenal musicianship is embraced by jazz, film, ethnic folk, rock and electronic musical genres in her concerts.

A native of Osaka, Japan, Chika spent most of her youth in Frankfurt, Germany and San Diego, California.  She has won first prize laureate at the Japan International League of Artists Music Competition, the La Jolla Symphony & Chorus Young Artists Competition, Redlands Bowl Young Artist Competition, Fresno Musical Club Bell T. Richie Award, and the Beverly Hills National Auditions. A graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music (D.M.A.), California State University, Fresno (M.A.), and UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music (B.A.), Chika is dedicated to sharing her knowledge with students. She is currently on faculty at Los Angeles City College as well as the California State University, Dominguez Hills. 

Chika is Conn-Selmer Performing Artist endorsed by Henri Selmer Paris saxophones, LefreQue artist, and uses exclusively Vandoren reeds, mouthpieces and ligatures. She is committed to sharing classical saxophone music and its diverse capabilities across the spectrum of music with audiences worldwide. She is currently based in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. 

 
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JAPANESE / 日本語

大阪・高槻市生まれ。
ヨーロッパとアメリカに幼少期より在住。サンディエゴの高校時代にサクソフォンを手にし、マーチングバンド、吹奏楽、ジャズに親しむ。
アメリカの名門大学カリフォルニア大学ロサンゼルス校(UCLA)ハーブ・アルパート音楽学校、カリフォルニア州立大学フレズノ校大学院を経て、南カリフォルニア大学(USC)ソーントン音楽学校博士課程を修了。

アジア、ヨーロッパ、アメリカで幅広く活動し、クラシック音楽界では偉大な可能性を秘めるサクソフォン音楽の普及に力を注いでいる。
日本国際芸術連盟より奨励賞と審査員特別賞を受賞を受賞、La Jolla Symphony and Chorus Young Artists
Competitionなど数多くのコンクールに於いて優勝を果たし、アメリカを中心にソリストとして数々のオーケストラや楽団と共演を果たす。また、ビバリーヒルズ・コンサートシリーズの演奏家の一人に選出され、アメリカ各所でリサイタルを行い好評を博す。

現在はロサンゼルスを拠点とし、クラシカル・サクソフォンを中心にジャズ、ロック、民族音楽のジャンルやスタジオミュージシャンとして幅広く活動中。グスターボ・ドゥダメルが音楽監督を務めるロサンゼルス・フィルハーモニックでサクソフォンを担当している。カリフォルニア州立大学にて音楽科と人文学科の講師の傍ら、ロサンゼルスシティーカレッジで後進の指導を行っている。セルマーパリ・サクソフォン アーティスト、リーフレック 管楽器アクセサリー アーティスト。

Updated: 2017-03-10

Upcoming Events

April 6 SAT LA Phil - Toyota Symphony: Ravel’s Bolero Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

April 9 TUE Concert: Chika & Scott Sonoma, CA, United States

April 10 WED Concert: Chika & Scott San Francisco, CA, United States

April 11 THU Concert: Chika & Scott San Jose, CA, United States

April 12 FRI Concert: Chika & Scott Fresno, CA, United States

April 13 SAT Concert: Chika & Scott Bakersfield, CA, United States

April 20 SAT Mason Concert Series Santa Monica, CA, United States

April 20 SAT LA Phil - Toyota Symphony: Ravel’s Bolero Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

April 22-23 Clinics and Masterclass San Diego Area, CA, United States

May 2 THU LA Phil - Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

May 3 FRI LA Phil - Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

May 4 SAT LA Phil - Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

May 5 SUN LA Phil - Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

May 18 SAT Brooklyn Chamber Orchestra - Sax Concerto Brooklyn, NY, United States

July 29-Aug15     CSU Summer Arts in Granada                                      Granada, Spain                                                                                     
2019


Past Events

MAR 23 sat Mu Phi Epsilon Austin - Concert Austin, TX, United States

DEC 24 mon Christmas Eve Trio Concert Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan - Settsukyo Saal 

NOV 25 sun LA Phil - Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

NOV 24 sat LA Phil - Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

NOV 23 fri LA Phil - Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

NOV 17 fri         LA Phil - Fluxus: Fluxconcert                                           Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music 

 
 

John Williams Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Piano I. Closing 

John Williams Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Piano II. Reflections

John Williams Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Piano III. Joy Ride

M.Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte for Saxophone and piano