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Astoria Music Festival 

2018-05-10
Looking forward to the Astoria Music Festival in Astoria, Oregon on June 16, 2018 playing Debussy's Rhapsody and Milhaud's Scaramouch both written for the saxophone and orchestra.

LA Phil

2018-02-28
It has been a great pleasure performing with the LA Phil; working with Susanna Mälkki, James Conlon, and John Adams has been so wonderful! 
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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。

Updated: 2017-03-10

Upcoming Events


Past Events

MAR 24 sat       Brand Library Music Series                                                 Glendale, CA, United State - Brand Library & Art Center

MAR 10 sat        NASA Biennial Conference                                                Cincinnati, OH, United States - University of Cincinnati CCM

FEB 22 thu         LA Phil - Pictures at an Exhibition                                     Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

FEB 23  fri          LA Phil - Pictures at an Exhibition                                     Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

FEB 24  sat        LA Phil - Pictures at an Exhibition                                     Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

FEB 20  tue       Green Umbrella - Adams Conducts                                  Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

JAN 19 fri           LA Phil - Mälkki, Strauss & Dance                                     Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

JAN 20 sat         LA Phil - Mälkki, Strauss & Dance                                     Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

JAN 21 sun         LA Phil - Mälkki, Strauss & Dance                                     Los Angeles, CA, United States - Walt Disney Concert Hall

JAN 11 thu          Evolution of the Saxophone                                              Kitashinchi, Osaka, Japan - Salon D' Avene

JAN 7 sun          Trio Concert - Two Opera Fantasies                                  Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan Settsukyo Saal 

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