Takenori Yoshikawa 吉川武典

English bio follows after Japanese.



Takenori Yoshikawa is a trombonist of NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo, Japan) starting from 1991. He is also a member of Trombone Quartet Z ipang, Tokyo Brass Symphony and N-crafts. His performance fields
are not only orchestra but also other fields: solo recitals, trombone concerto with orchestra, chamber music, contemporary music, and so on. He has released 13 CDs in many genres: solo(“Breeze in the hearts, bloom in the world”, “TROMBONETTA”), trombone quartet, brass ensemble, etc.. He is active trombone teacher across many regions in Japan, owning classes at Toho College of Music, Okinawa Prefectural University of Arts, and Takamatsu Daiichi High School Music Course.

Yoshikawa joined New Japan Philharmonic when he was a student at Tokyo University of the Arts. He won the first prize in trombone category and the grand prize of the 5th Japan wind and percussion competition
in 1988. He studied trombone playing in Berlin with a grant for upcoming artists by Japan Government from 1996 to 1997. He got the award for distinguished artists from Kagawa Prefecture, Japan in 2013. He studied playing trombone with Kiyoshi Ito and Wolfram Arndt.