Nobuko Miyashita

Nobuko Miyashita

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts and its graduate school. Graduated from the Cologne College of Music with highest honors as an overseas trainee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Miyashita won the third prize in the brass section of the 49th Mainichi Shimbun NHK Music Competition in Japan. While still a university student, she joined the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the laureate conductor is Seiji Ozawa, and has been a member for about 40 years. It was the first time to have a female principal brass player in the Japanese orchestra. She also joined the Saito Kinen Orchestra. She studied trombone under Kiyoshi Ito and Branimir Slokar. She gradually shifted her main focus to early music around 2010. She studied early music under Frank Poitrino, Charles Toot, and Yoshimichi Hamada. She released her first Japanese Sackbut recital and solo albums, “SACKBUT’S RESOLUTION” “Love from Sackbut” “PRAYER of Sackbut” and “Dance of a Sackbut” all of which were received various awards. Currently, Miyashita is actively engaged in a variety of early music activities, including slide trumpet and classical trombone, which are both historic instruments.  She is making efforts to promote early brass instruments in Japan, and holds an annual seminar on early brass music. She is the leader of the early music brass ensemble “ANGELICO” and the sackbut ensemble “Project S.” She is a director of the Japan Trombone Association. She is a lecturer at Ferris University. http://sackbut1.com/