The Alpha Delta Chapter of the professional music fraternity, Mu Phi Epsilon, will present clarinetist Katsuya Yuasa, the winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Young Artist Competition. He is the first clarinetist to hold this prestigious prize. His national tour as winner of this competition brings him to Sacramento in Capistrano Hall recital hall on the California State University, Sacramento, campus. His accompanist will be Sakurako Kanemitsu, piano.
He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Florida State University. Previously he received his bachelor degree from San Jose State University and his Master of Music and Artist Diploma from Boston Conservatory.
His recent performances include Premiere Rhapsodie by Claude Debussy with the Rio Hondo Symphony Orchestra, Paganini in Metropolis by Frank Proto with the Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble and Clarinet Concerto by Aaron Copland with the Boston Conservatory Sinfonietta. He is also active in performance of chamber music. He was named a Yamaha Young Performing Artist in 2014. He has received many notable awards from competitions including the ENKOR International Competition, Great Composers International Competition Series, and the San Diego Heritage Music Festival Director’s Award. He was a finalist in Harvard Musical Association’s Arthur W. Foote Award, and winner of the 2017 Florida MTNA Young Artist Competition.
March 29, 2018