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Biography

13 May 1961 Born in Kyoto
1984    Bachelor studies in flute, Kyoto City University of Arts
1987    Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
Japan assistant to Seiji Ozawa
1988    Assistant to Leonard Bernstein on tours with the Orchestra of the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival to Germany and the Soviet Union
1989    Winner of the Concours international de jeunes chefs d’orchestre, Besançon
1990 to 1997 Sapporo: Conductor in Residence, Pacific Music Festival
1992    Tokyo: Idemitsu Music Award
1993 to 2010     Paris: Principal Conductor, Orchestre Lamoureux
1994 to 1997    Osaka: Principal Conductor, Japan Century Symphony Orchestra
1995    Grand Prix, Leonard Bernstein Jerusalem International Music Competition
1999 to 2012    “Yutaka Sado Young People’s Concert”, Japan
1999    Debut with the Orchestre de Paris
Since 1999    Osaka: Director of “Suntory Presents Beethoven’s 9th” with 10,000 singers
2000    Debut with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
2003    “La Traviata” with the Orchestre de Paris at the Aix-en-Provence Festival
2004    Debut with the Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden
2005 Aichi: Conductor of the Super World Orchestra at the Expo opening
since 2005    Nishinomiya: General Music Director and Artistic Director of the Hyogo Performing Arts Centre (HPAC), Principal Conductor of the HPAC Orchestra
2006    Debut with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
2007    Debut with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra in London
since 2008    Japan director and conductor of the weekly TV show “Untitled Concert”
2010    “Peter Grimes” in Turin, directed by Willy Decker
2011    Debut with the Berlin Philharmonic
2012    Debut with the London Symphony Orchestra
14 March 2013    Debut with the Tonkunstler Orchestra at the Vienna Musikverein
2013    Debut with the NDR Symphony Orchestra Hamburg
from September 2015    Music Director of the Tonkunstler Orchestra, Vienna, St. Pölten, Grafenegg
1 October 2015    First concert with the Tonkunstler Orchestra as Chief Conductor