Atsuhiko Okamoto

Cornet Soloist / Conductor


岡本 篤彦 (おかもと あつひこ)
静岡県掛川市 (旧:大須賀町) 出身 掛川西高等学校卒業、 国立音楽大学卒業、玉川大学芸術専攻科修了、 サルフォード大学(英国)にて研鑽を積む。 東京ブラスソサエティを経て、2000年まで ブリ-ズ・ブラス・バンド(大阪)首席コルネットを 務める。1999年に日本で初めてのコルネット・ リサイタルを開催、以後も積極的にリサイタルを 行う他、全国各地でコルネット・ソリスト(独奏者) として、また、ブラスバンド、吹奏楽指揮者・ 指導者として活動している。 現在、コルネット・ソリスト、 浜松ブラスバンド 代表・音楽監督。

Atsuhiko Okamoto Cornet Soloist / Conductor
Born in Kakegawa, Shizuoka prefecture in Japan
Okamoto, who currently lives in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, graduated from Kunitachi College of Music and completed Certificate Program in Arts in Tamagawa University. After studying trumpet under Hosei Soken, and trumpet/cornet under Takeo Yamamoto, he joined Tokyo Brass Society as a cornettist in 1981. In 1991, he made a profound training of cornet/ brass band under David King at University of Salford in England. Since joining Breeze Brass Band in 1992, he had been a principal cornettist for 9 years until the year of 2000. These musical activities include performances in Europe (Switzerland, France and England) and recording a number of CDs. Other than holding a cornet recital for the first time in Japan and having organized many recitals actively thereafter, he currently works as a cornet soloist throughout the country, and as a conductor and a director of brass band and wind orchestra as well. While serving as a musical director of Osaka Harmony Brass, he participated in the Australian National Band Championships in 2003 and 2006 as a conductor. And he was invited from the Ern Keller International Soloist of the Year 2010 as a cornet soloist. He also established Hamamatsu Brass Band in 2004 and currently serves as a representative and a musical director of the band.