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Kensuke Ohira (Conductor, Organ)

Born: February 7, 1986 - Tokyo Japan

The Japanese conductor and organist, Kensuke Ohira, received his first musical training at the Tokyo University of Arts. Since the fall of 2010 he studied with a DAAD scholarship at the Musikhochschule Würzburg, Church Music / Organ and in 2013 he finished his studies with a master-class diploma in organ. His artistic formative teachers include Christoph Bossert, Masaaki Suzuki and Rie Hiroe (organ), Glen Wilson (harpsichord), Jörg Straube (choral conducting) and Alexander Schimpf (piano). He obtained his Master of Music degree in New Music from the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München.

Kensuke Ohira was assistant of the the Stiftskantors Kay Johannsen with his sensembles Solistenensemble Stimmkunst & Stiftsbarock Stuttgartt in Stuttgart. He is the founder (December 2010) and Musical Director of the Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg. He performs as a soloist, in orchestras, such as the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (Camille Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3), Geidai Philharmonia (Thierry Escaich's Concerto for Organ and Orchestra, at the first performance in Japan), and as a member of the ensemble Muromachi (Director: Professor Teycheney Laurent). Since 2013 He is a scholar of the Japanese Ministry of Culture.


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Source: Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (May 2016); Kensuke Ohira profile on Facebook; Photos 07, 11: Willy Wijaya
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Aryeh Oron (May 2016)

Kensuke Ohira: Short Biography | Chor und Orchester der Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg | Recordings of Vocal Works | Bach-Kantaten-Club Würzburg

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