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Sunaga, Hideki

Styles: Classical
Phone: 954-205-2095
Instruments: Bass
Hideki Sunaga was born in Japan and began playing double bass at age of thirteen. His first interest was Rock-a-Billy music, and his band released records from Rave On Label in Japan and Rock House Label in Holland. Since age of twenty, Hideki has performed with many Japanese orchestras including the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Tokyo, Japan Sapporo and Gunma Symphony Orchestra, and the New Japan Philharmonic under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, and the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. In the United States, Hideki resides in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and he is a member of the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Boca Raton Symphonia. Until the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra folded in May 2003, Hideki had been a substitute of the orchestra. Up coming 2010/2011 season, Hideki will also perform with the Miami City Ballet and the Key West (South Florida) Symphony Orchestra Hideki earned his Professional Studies Diploma in Double Bass Performance at Harid Conservatory, and completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Lynn University in Florida. While studying Lynn University, Hideki performed in master class with Thomas Martin. Hideki also studied at Boston Conservatory in USA and Senzoku College of Music in Japan where he performed in master class with Gary Karr. His primary teachers have been Timothy Cobb (Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Shigeru Ishikawa (Principal Bass of the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland), Hiroaki Naka (Former Principal Bass of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan), and Shouji Sasaki ( Gunma Symphony Orchestra in Japan). In the summer of 1999 and 2001, Hideki participated in the Sarasota Music Festival where he studied with Timothy Cobb (Met), Edwin Barker (Boston Symphony), Paul Ellison (Rice University), and Fred Bretschger (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra). Hideki plays on English double bass (anno 2002) made by Thomas Martin and German double bass made in Markneukirchen (circa 1880).

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