The 11th Competition

Jury

Yoshiaki OBATA (oboe)

Professor at Tokyo University of the Arts
(http://www.geidai.ac.jp/staff/fm041j.html)

Yoshiaki Obata graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, after which he completed the master course at its graduate school. While at school, he won third prize in the wind instrument category at the 42nd Music Competition of Japan. From 1979 to 1982, Obata was a member of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. He then went to Berlin to pursue further studies. After returning to Japan, he became principal oboist with the New Japan Philharmonic. While serving as a professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, Obata has been enjoying extensive performing activities as soloist, chamber musician and player of early instruments.