Our first concert was held in "the Orange-room" in the Departmentstore "Panjo "in Sakai city, Osaka in 1983. After that, we are having many concert in each place in Kansai area. Our name  "Quelle" means a fountain in German. The origin of the name is "Izumi"(South Osaka) that means a fountain in Japanese. Our band is composed of 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Kb(leader:Kazuo Okuda), and Pf. We play by the various style, from duet to sextet, and sometimes with guest soloist of woodwind, brass, and strings, vocalist, and so on.


From left  KAZUO OKUDA/AKIKO OKUDA/REIKO MORITA/
YUKO NAGAMATSU/HIROMI MORITA/SHUNNSUKE HINO



 
 
 
 
 

Our concert
Pleasant talk by Kazuo Okuda
After the concert, with the children
We are aiming at making a joyful chamber music concert to everyone. So, we produce a concert in accordance with the audience(children, adult, family,beginner...).  You will be able to enjoy pleasant talk and heavy low tone of contrabass by Kazuo Okuda. We often play music story with Chiyomi Fujita(She belongs to professional troupe"KANSAI-GEIJUTUZA"). Sometimes, we give a mini lecture after the concert.We will play everywhere. Minimum style is contrabass and piano. And with violin,with a narrator... We'll produce a concert corresponding to your budget and the place. Please E-mail to me for more information.
 
 

For example...
Tea Time Concert  Vol.13  Wonderfully, classical music.
<Andante cantabile>        -Message from Russia-

 The rhythm of a dance stamping the ground of vast Russia,and the melody of a folk song hear from far from the plain..

Borodin:          Nocturne from Quartet No.2
Gliere:            Intermezzo and Tarantella(Solo contrabass and quartet)
Tchaikovsky:   Quartet No.1 "Andante cantabile"

Solo contrabass and talk: Kazuo Okuda (About the group of Russian nationalist composers, Koussevitzky who was a contrabass virtuoso and Gliere dedicated this piece, and Boston Symphony Orchestra  etc.)
 
 

 -The concert for the parent and child- 
 <Ensemble Quelle with Kazuo Okuda>

 Mozart:          1st mov. from "Eine kleine Nachtmusik"
 Handel:           Sonata for violoncello and contrabass, g minor
 Ridaut:           "Ferdinando"(Solo violin and narration)
 Boccherini:     Procession of the Military Night Watch in Madrid (String quintet and narration)
 Schubert:        4th & 5th mov. from Piano quintet "Trout"

 Ensemble Quelle with Narrator:Chiyomi Fujita
 Talk:Kazuo Okuda (About my contrabass, string instruments, Schubert and his friends...etc.)
 
 

[PROFILE OF MEMBER]

KAZUO OKUDA(CONTRABASS)  Graduate of both the Post-and Under graduate programs at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and winner of ATAKA prize in 1974.In 1978 won a Scholarship of Deutscher Academischer Austaush-Dienst(DAAD Germany). Semi Finalist at International Music Competition in Muenchen(Kontrabass) in 1979 and winner of special Diploma at Bucci International Music Concours in Roma(Kontrabass) in 1979. Graduate of Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Wuerzburg in Germany in 1980.Won a Scholarship and Honor-diploma in Chisiana Summerseminar in Siena. Studies with Toshio Miyazawa,Asahiko Eguchi,Seiichi Imamura,Guenter Klaus,Franco Petracchi.After Principal Bass at Tokyo symphonic orchestra(1975-1978),Osaka philharmonic orchestra(1980-1989),since 1989  Principal Bass at Osaka Century Orchestra. A teacher at Soai university in Osaka.

AKIKO OKUDA(FIRST VIOLIN)  In 1971 won the first Prize by all Japan music competition in westdistrict.In 1976 Graduate at Toho Gakuen School of Music. In 1979 Graduate of Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Wuerzburg in Germany.Studies with Yuji Tougi, Machie Oguri, Tuguo Tokunaga, Hideo Saito,  Saburo Sumi,  Konrad von der Goltz.As a soloist played with Wuerzburg Kammerorchstra,Seoul Sinfonietta etc..Since 1983 played as a first Violinist of Ensemble Quelle.Lecturer at Yuhigaoka Highschool and Soai music School.

REIKO MORITA(SECOND VIOLIN) In 1973 won the first Prize by all Japan music competition in westdistrict.  Graduate of both the Post-and Under graduate programs at So-ai University of Music.In 1982 Recital in Kobe.In 1983 went to Europe to study by Dr.Ortner and  D.Fister.As a soloist many times played with Century Orchestra Osaka,Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra,Euphonika Symphony Orchestra.Studies with Yuji Tougi,Saburo Sumi,Yoshio Un-no.Lecture at So-ai Highschool and So-ai University of Music.Concertmistress of Ensemble Schutz.

YUKO NAGAMATSU(VIOLA) Graduate at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.Won the Diploma at all Japan music competition in NAGOYA-district.Since Studing at Tokyo National University played as a member of Quartet"Re Nahle".Studies Violin with Takeo Inoue,Nobuya Urakawa,Keiko Yajima and then studies Viola with Toshiyuki Uzuka,also Chambermusic with Kiyoshi Okayama.Plays at Century Orchestra Osaka.

SHUNSUKE HINO(VIOLONCELLO) Graduate at Kyoto University of Fine Arts and Music in 1984.Won the Prize of Kyoto Music-association in 1984.1984-1989 Solocellisit at Kobe Chamber Ensemble 1989-1994 Solocellist at Century Orchestra Osaka.Studies Violoncello with Toshio Kuronuma,Noboru Kamimura,Fumiaki Kono and studies Chambermusic with Himari Umehara,Momoo Kishibe.

HIROMI MORITA(PIANO)  Graduate of both the Post-and Under graduate programs at Osaka college of music.Studies with A.Dikov,P.Skoda,K.Schilde.Tatsutoshi Ogawa,Yasuyo Kitai,Kazuko Yasukawa,Toyoaki Matsuura,Joujiro Hirai.Very active plays as Soloist, Chambermusician and Korepetitor of Operahaus of Osaka college of music. Lecturer at Musicschool at Osaka college of music.
 
 



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