Iwahisa Kuroki

  • Contrabass

Graduated from Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and finished its master degree program, Mr. Kuroki received some of the most prestigious prizes for young promising artists and took part in major music festivals such as Kirishima International Music Festival. Additionally he participated in Wieniawski Festival in Poland in 1989, 1992, 1994, Catalonia Festival in Barcelona in 1992.

As a fine soloist, Iwahisa Kuroki appeared with many Japanese orchestras such as Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Kenichiro Kobayashi, Kanagawa Philharmonic under the baton of Hans Martin Schneidt, Tokyo Mozart Players under the baton of Ryusuke Numajiri, to name a few.

From 2001 to 2008, Kuroki joined Kanagawa Philharmonic as principal contrabass player. In 2009, he is appointed as principal player of Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Kuroki is a very active and sought after orchestra player and play in such as Mito Chamber Orchestra, Saito Kinen Orchestra, Tokyo Solisten, Japan Chamber Orchestra, Pavement Japan (Baroque band) etc.

As a devoted pedagogue, he teaches at Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music.

His musical activities go beyond authentic classical music field. He joined the recording of the sound truck music album for the Academy awarded movie “Departures” and many TV commercials, dramas etc. His original concert project called “Cultural Anthropology with Music” calls special attention from the public, in which he talks about music history through his performance.