Graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University, School of Economics, Grand Prix winner of the International Electone Festival 1980. Has given over 2,000 performances all over the world, including appearances on stage at Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Frantz Liszt Academy Hall (Budapest), Dvorak Hall (Prague) and so on. Gave a performance at " Das Tastenfestival" (Germany) in 2017. Recently has built a presence in China, being invited to the International Organ and Electronic Organ Academic Forum in Beijing for four straight years.
His accomplishments go beyond the realm of the electronic organ world. Established a great reputation and demand as a composer. Has been involved in various productions for TV, musicals, and big sporting events. Currently a visiting Professor at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Electronic Organ Course, and instructor at the Seitoku University, Department of Music.
To my dear Electone fans
I would like to make an announcement about my future musical activities.
It was in 1984 that I first contracted with Yamaha Music Foundation (YMF). Since then I have been working as an Electone Player of YMF for nearly 35 years. Effective end of March this year, YMF has decided to no longer manage Electone players. From April, I'll make a brand new start as a freelance musician.
Regarding any domestic stage performances, Yamaha Music Japan (YMJ) will help me co-ordinate bookings from now on. As for my other musical activities (lessons, open seminars, composing and arrangement etc) I will manage these directly with clients.
In addition, I am pleased to announce that I am taking over as a guest professor at Sapporo Otani University, Faculty of Art. I am looking forward to seeing people in Hokkaido again.
As you know, this year is the 60th Anniversary year of Electone, so I hope people will pay much more attention to and continue to enjoy Electone.
Music is very important to me, and I will continue to give my all.