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Ken Kunita

Born in Kobe Japan

Lives & works in Rotterdam, Netherlands

kkunita01@gmail.com

Education

2011 - 2012 

Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture (Japan) 

Clarinet, Associate degree's program.

2012 - 2016 

Codarts, University of the Arts (Netherlands)

Bass clarinet, Bachelor’s program.

 

2016

Graduated Codarts with honors (Cum Laude)

2016-2017

Codarts, Clarinet, Contract study

2017-

Codarts Clarinet Master's program with Julien Hervé

Bass Clarinet with Davide Lattuada

Studied Bass Clarinet with

Henri Bok ,Fie Schouten, Davide Lattuada (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) and Romke-Jan Wijmenga (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)

Studied Clarinet with
Kazuo Fuji, Miho Sato, Nancy Braithwaite and

Julien Hervé (Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra)

Had Lessons or Masterclasses with

Luís Gomes, Sauro Berti, Luís Afonso, Harry Sparnaay, José Luis Estelles, Charles Neidich, George Caird, Benoît Viratelle and Christopher Redgate. 

 
Grants & Awards

 

2010

-Finalist of the national convention of the Japan Junior Wind and  Percussion Competition (bass clarinet)

-Finalist of the KOBE International Music Contest (bass clarinet)

2013

International Talent Grant (Codarts)

2016

Cum Laude (Codarts)

 

Experience

-NJO (National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands) 

-Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

-National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam

​-Gaudeamus Muziekweek

-Giving Online bass clarinet lessons at Suma Gakuen High School

-Giving clarinet& bass clarinet teacher at Soularrow Here're

-Member of AKOM Ensemble