Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo
(former Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo)

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With the opening of Kioi Hall in 1995, the Orchestra was founded as the Orchestra in Residence. It is renowned for its world-class soloists, chamber musicians, as well as its visiting principal musicians from leading orchestras both in Japan and abroad.
The Orchestra is unique in that rehearsals are conducted in the Hall itself, thereby enabling the full potential of the Orchestra to be continually developed and refined. As a result, the resident Orchestra has developed its own highly distinctive sound.
Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo runs 5 or 4 programs every year for its subscription series, with 2 performances for each program. The Orchestra has also performed internationally, and has been acclaimed for its concerts in Europe (2000, 2005), South Korea (2009, 2010) and United States (2012). Recently the Orchestra was invited to perform in prestigious music festivals in Japan, notably the Music Festival Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu in 2015 and 2016 as well as the Spring Festival in Tokyo in 2016.
In April 2017, the Orchestra’s name changed to “Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo” (KCO) and got Rainer Honeck on board as 2nd Principal Conductor.
Since April 2022, Trevor Pinnock joined the KCO as its 3rd Principal Conductor.

KCO

Members

Honorary Conductor Laureate
Tadaaki Otaka
 
Conductor Emeritus
Rainer Honeck
Rainer Honeck

(C) Tomoko Hidaki

 
Principal Conductor
Trevor Pinnock
Trevor Pinnock

(C) Gerard Collett

 
Artist Laureate
Yasunori Kawahara/Junji Suganuma/Mineo Sugiki

 

Concertmasters

Natsumi Tamai
Natsumi Tamai

Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts

 

Eiichi Chijiiwa
Eiichi Chijiiwa

Assistant Concertmaster of Orchestre de Paris

 

Anton Barakhovsky
Anton Barakhovsky

1st Concertmaster of Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

 

Violin

Shizuka Inoue
Shizuka Inoue

Soloist, Chamber Musician

  

Mutsuko Imai
Mutsuko Imai

Chamber Musician

  

Ami Oike
Ami Oike

Soloist, Amity Quartet, Zephyrus Piano Quintet
Rintaro Omiya
Rintaro Omiya

Principal of NHK Symphony Orchestra
Yukiko Ogawa
Yukiko Ogawa

Assistant Principal of Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuko Kageyama
Yuko Kageyama

Chamber Musician

 

Izumi Kamata
Izumi Kamata

Chamber Musician

 

Yuki Tashiro
Yuki Tashiro

Principal of GöteborgsOperans Orkester
Junko Chiba
Junko Chiba

Soloist, Chamber Musician

 

Yukiko Teraoka
Yukiko Teraoka

Chamber Musician

 

Nao Tohara
Nao Tohara

Concertmaster of Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra
Chiyoko Noguchi
Chiyoko Noguchi

Ensemble Nomad, Prof. of Tokyo University of the Arts
Satoshi Morioka
Satoshi Morioka

Concertmaster of Kobe City Chamber Orchestra

 

Takako Yamasaki
Takako Yamasaki

Quartet Anima, Associate professor of Tokyo University of the Arts
Chizuru Yamamoto
Chizuru Yamamoto

Tokyo Sinfonietta, Chamber Musician

 

Hazuki Yamamoto
Hazuki Yamamoto

Principal of Gunma Symphony Orchestra

 

Hazuki Yamamoto
Ayako Yonetani

Professor of University of Central Florida

 

 

Viola

Yuko Ando
Yuko Ando

Principal of Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra

 

Toshihiko Ichitsubo
Toshihiko Ichitsubo

Sawa Quartet, Prof. of Tokyo University of the Arts

 

Kei Ito
Kei Ito

Principal of Pori Sinfonietta

 
 

Koichi Komine
Koichi Komine

Principal of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Kansai String Quartet
Tomomi Shinozaki
Tomomi Shinozaki

Principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Manabu Suzuki
Manabu Suzuki

Solo Principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Chikako Nakamura
Chikako Nakamura

Chamber Musician

 

Shoko Mabuchi
Shoko Mabuchi

Virtus Quartet

 

Kyoko Moriguchi
Kyoko Moriguchi

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

 

Cello

Yu Ito
Yu Ito

AOI Trio, Principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra (trial)

 

Hajime Otomo
Hajime Otomo

Quartet Excelsior, Guest Principal of Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Tomoya Kikuchi
Tomoya Kikuchi

Principal of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Quartet Platinum

 

Kenji Nakagi
Kenji Nakagi

ex-Principal of Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine, Associate prof. of Tokyo University of the Arts
Yasuo Maruyama
Yasuo Maruyama

Virtus Quartet

 
 
 

 

Contrabass

Hiroshi Ikematsu
Hiroshi Ikematsu

ex-Principal of NHK Symphony Orchestra & New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Prof. of Tokyo University of the Arts
Ryu Sukegawa
Ryu Sukegawa

Solo Principal of Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Guest Principal of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra

 
 
 

Shu Yoshida
Shu Yoshida

Principal of NHK Symphony Orchestra, Professor of Tokyo University of the Arts, Guest Professor of Tokyo College of Music

 
 

 

Flute

Masahiro Aizawa
Masahiro Aizawa

Principal of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Kaoru Namba
Kaoru Namba

Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

 

Mio Noguchi
Mio Noguchi

New Japan Philharmonic

 

 

Oboe

Shoko Ikeda
Shoko Ikeda

NHK Symphony Orchestra, Trio Cinq Anches

 

Tomoyuki Hirota
Tomoyuki Hirota

Principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Mayuko Morieda
Mayuko Morieda

Chamber Musician

 
 

 

Clarinet

Daisuke Katsuyama
Daisuke Katsuyama

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Taira Kaneko
Taira Kaneko

Principal of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

 

Bassoon

Masami Iwasa
Masami Iwasa

Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Mariko Fukushi
Mariko Fukushi

Principal of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Kazusa Mizutani
Kazusa Mizutani

Principal of NHK Symphony Orchestra

 

Horn

Tatsuo Nippashi
Tatsuo Nippashi

Principal of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra
Tsutomu Maruyama
Tsutomu Maruyama

Guest Principal of Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Hirofumi Wada
Hirofumi Wada

Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra

 

Trumpet

Koji Okazaki
Koji Okazaki

Principal of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
Junichiro Sugiki
Junichiro Sugiki

New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Brass Symphony

 

Toshihiro Furuta
Toshihiro Furuta

Principal of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

Timpani

Atsushi Muto
Atsushi Muto

Principal of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra

 

As of April 2022