Oboe

Kakizaki Kozo

Marigaux Oboe and English Horn

Kakizaki Kozo

In 1983, Kakizaki graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Department of Music.  While attending school, he won The 51st Music Competition of Japan.  In 1984 he studied abroad at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München as a DAAD Dutch Government scholarship student for a Master Degree.  During his stay in Germany, he has performed with many orchestras such as Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.  He came back to Japan in 1987.  He won the first place at The 4th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, Oboe Division.  After playing with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, currently he is holding a principal position at Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo.  While actively performing as a member of Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo, a soloist and a chamber musician, he also teaches younger as an associate professor at Toho Gakuen School of Music.  Kakizaki has studied with Isamu Iwasaki and Günther Passin.