Hiroki Tanzawa
  Misao Sudo


A current member of Sonar Cantando and Contraponto, Hiroki Tanzawa started performing in Japan and abroad in 2000.

He recorded an album call “Cembalism! : An adventure of Cembalo” with harpsichordist Yoko Mori and percussionist Yoichi Odagiri in 2008. Later, he performed the pieces from the album live on NHK-FM. Following year, a concert by Sonar Cantando was selected as one of the “ 10 Best Concerts of the Year” by Ongaku-no-Tomo Magazine. In 2010 and 2012, they were invited to perform at Brescia International Music Festival. They also performed all Bach program at Saint Agata Church in Cremona, Italy where Antonio Stradivari was married.

In 2012, he formed Piasola Quintet. Since 2013, he has been performing with keyboardist Syusuke Sugimoto at Period Instrument Project in Yatsugatake. In 2014, Sonar Cantando released their first album “Celtic Baroque”. In 2015 and 2017, with Contraponto, Mr. Tanazawa recorded Claudio Monteverdi's Vespro Della Beata Vergine which the 4k video of the performance has been aired by Ottava. From 2016, he started chamber series “The Great Masters of the Musical World”.

He is at home with wide repertoire range from Renaissance to Contemporary works. He teaches young musicians, and also coaches and conducts orchestras as well.

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Misao Sudo graduated Toho Gakuen School of Music High School and College. While she was a student, she attended music festivals in Japan and abroad, and appeared in some concerts.

She was a finalist of 7th Japan Ensemble Competition’s String and Piano Duo Division. and placed second in 10th Chokouhai International Music Competition.

She is a dedicated teacher and often performs as a solo recitalist, chamber musician, and as a substitute musician for professional orchestras.

She studied violin under late Eiki Itaya, late Ryousaku Kubota, and Ryouji Kubo. Her chamber music coach include Kazuoki Fijii, and Pierre Amoyal.

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