Shiori TANAKA (Marimba and Percussion)

Shiori TANAKA graduated from the high school attached Musasino Academia Musicae and the Musasino Academia Musicae. She appeared the graduation concert of Musasino Academia Musicae, the debut concert which sponsored by Japan Association for Percussion Instruments and other concerts.
She graduated from performer diploma program of the Indiana University. While in university, she passed the soloist audition and performed the marimba as a soloist with the Indiana University Orchestra. She won the 2nd prize at scholarship competition and was also a prize-winner at young artist competition of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. She appeared at the Princeton Marimba Festival sponsored by Nancy Zeltsman as guest artist in 2001.
She studied the percussion and marimba under Kumiko Wada, Yasushi Tsukada, Keiko Abe, Nancy Zeltzman, W. Roberts and Gerald Carlyss.
Her solo CD which titled “Song of Romi” was released in 2009. At the same time, her marimba solo pieces which titled "Doggy Suite" and "Variations on Gandhara" was published by Mather Earth.


Hiroshi TANAKA (Trombone)

Hiroshi TANAKA (Trombone)
Born in Yamaguchi prefecture, Hiroshi TANAKA graduated from the Hiroshima Music High School in 1987 and the Musasino Academia Musicae in 1991. He appeared the graduation concert of the Musasino Academia Musicae, debut concerts which sponsored by Yomiuri Newspaper and Yamaha, and other concerts. Passing the audition of the NHK-FM, he appeared radio program.
In 1993, he graduated from performer diploma program of the Indiana University and received the 3rd prize at the Lewis Van Haney Philharmonic Prize Tenor Trombone Competition which was sponsored by the International Trombone Association.
He studied the trombone under Kunishige Okamoto (former Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra), Toshio Kinoshita (former NHK Symphony Orchestra), Johann Doms (former Berliner Philharmoniker) and M. Dee Stewart (former Philadelphia Orchestra). He is currently principal trombonist of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, has been with the orchestra since 2001. He is a member of the Art in Trombones and the Ensemble TURB.