Personal Summary / Bio
This ensemble, organized in 1983 by Yukimi Kambe in Japan to perform both traditional repertoire for viols and a wide variety of contemporary music, has given more than 350 performances in Japan, Europe, and the United States of America. In addition to consort programs, the group also performs for historical dance, broadcasts, competitions, and in concerts with other performers. They have made two European tours and eight in the U. S., the last in 2007 in Hawaii was a great success. They have performed more than 130 twentieth-century works, of which nearly 100 have been new compositions for viols, written for the ensemble and entrusted to them for the premieres. The ensemble has released three CDs: Buffet, comprising early music and contemporary Japanese compositions for viol consort, an all T.Mizuno program, and an all Bach collection. The members of the consort are Yukimi Kambe, Eriko Ozawa, Maki Noguchi, Kaori Hashizume and Shigeru Sakurai. Besides playing in the consort, they individually pursue various performance activities, and also teach in academic, private studio, and workshops.
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