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Yoshie Ueno

Yoshie Ueno, a Japanese flutist, graduated first on the top of the list from Tokyo University of Arts and received the Acanthus Award. Then she finished the master's degree program of the Tokyo University of Arts.

She was the first prize winner of various well-recognized competitions, including the 76th Japan Music Competition (with winning Iwatani Award (the audience award), Kato Award, Yoshida Award and E. Nakamichi Award), the 15th Japan Wood Wind Competition (with winning Cosmos Award (the audience award), Governor of Hyogo Prefecture Award and Asahi Shimbun Award), and the 2nd Tokyo Music Competition. She was also the semi-finalist of the Nicolet International Flute Competition.

As a soloist, Ueno has performed with Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and Japan’s leading orchestras (Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra etc.), conducted by Eliahu Inbal, V.Valitov, Kenichiro Kobayashi, Junichi Hirokami, and other well-known conductors. She also performed as a soloist with the Czech Philharmonic Sextet and the Amarcord Quartet Berlin consisting of principal players of Berlin Philharmonic.  

In addition to Japan, she has made solo performances in the United States, Germany, France, Austria, Russia, Korea, China, and Taiwan.

In 2005 and 2016, she had the honor of performing for Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and Prince Naruhito of Japan at the Imperial Palace. She also performed at the dinner party of the Japan and China Summit Meeting held in the Official Residence of Japan’s Prime Minister.

As of September 2017, she released seven CDs from Octavia Records Inc. One of her debut CDs [Garak (Isang Yun Flute works)] won the special commendations from Asahi Shimbun and the quasi-special commendation by the Record Geijutsu journal. Also, her third CD [Eastern Europe Songs] was awarded the quasi-special commendation by the Record Geijutsu journal.

She has performed for various TV and Radio programs, including “NHK World Music Album”, “NHK-FM World Music Recital”, “NHK Symphony Square”, and “Kimamani Classic”.

In 2016 and 2017, she lived in the United States and mainly performed there, including the solo recital in Washington D.C. and the solo performance in Carnegie Hall (New York City). In 2017 to 2018, she based her activities in Paris, France. She was awarded S&R Washington Award in 2018.