Post Doctoral Research Fellow at University of Alberta in Chemistry
Holton TR181 B-flat Bass trombone with F and G/F-sharp triggers. The G or
F-sharp is negotiated by separate pipes, selected by the player .
Mouth piece: JK Model Cieslik
Tenor Trombone: Bach Model 42 B-flat with F-trigger
Mouth piece: Bach 5G
Ritchie Trombone Choir
Cosmopolitan Music Society Monday Band
Tarumi Symphonic WInds (past, Kobe City, Japan)
I have learned a lot from Ken Read
I started playing trombone when I was 12 years old (in junior high school) in the school band. Subsequently I played in the high school band. I was also a student conductor in high school (Kobe High School in Kobe City, Japan). I did not join the University Band, instead I chose to play in the Kobe City community band--called the Tarumi Symphonic Winds. I was both a trombone player and conductor in this group. I also played in the Kawaguchi Jazz Ensemble. This was not a formal group, but when Mr. Kawaguchi wanted to have a Jazz band perform in his concerts, he would ask select students to practice together to prepare. I am not very good at Jazz, but Mr. Kawaguchi loved it so much that I didn't want to disappoint him.
I graduated from Osaka University with a Ph.D. in Chemistry. I came to Canada April 1st, 2004 following graduation. I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Alberta. I anticipate continuing there so plan to be back for Ritchie's 2006-2007 season.
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