Yoshioka, Takayoshi

Marimba player, composer. Graduated from Toho Gakuen University Faculty of Music. Studied in New England Conservatory of Music. Performed in New York in 1986 for the American Independence Festival. 1993 Kiev Music Festival performed in Ukraine. Asian Contemporary Music Festival Seoul Performance. 1997 International Percussion Music Festival Mexico performance. In 1999, performed with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in the United States. In 2001, performed at the 15th Anniversary Concert of Taipei Percussion Ensemble. Performed in Puerto Rico at the 2004 International Percussion Music Festival. 2005 Japan Foundation funded Colombia, Guatemala performance. In 2009, performed his own works in Taipei Taiwan. Performed his own work at the Minneapolis Marimba Festival in 2010. 2011 Asia tour held in Taipei, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai. Judge of China and Taiwan Marimba Competition. Performed his own work at the Chiapas Marimba Festival in Mexico in 2012. He has performed his work in the United States, Ukraine, Turkey, Spain, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Argentina, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Korea.

He played his marimba concerto with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Ukrainian Philharmonic Orchestra, Carlos Chavez Symphony Orchestra and Paraguay National Symphony Orchestra. Won the University of Cincinnati International Composition Competition. Won the PAS International Composition Competition. Muramatsu Award. Received the Agency for Cultural Affairs Art Festival Grand Prize. Aoyama Music Award Baroque Saar Award. Studied Marimba under Keiko Abe. He studied composition under Akira Miyoshi.


[Published works]

Suite No. 1, 2 and 3 for Marimba, Rhapsody, Three Dances, Square Dance, Orgel, Percussion Quartets No. 1 and 2, Transformation, 50 Marimba Solo Pieces (Zen-On music), Great Orchesrral Works by Marimba Duet (Ongaku no tomo edition), Dance Suite (JPC Publishing),

Divertimement, Mythology, Concerto, Ceremony, Martian Dance (Brain Co., Ltd.), Arabesque, God Capter, Meditation, Five Songs, Cosmo Flower, Shura Machi Banka (Mother Earth Co., Ltd.), Reflection, Paradox Ⅲ (Media Press Music inc.)




YOSHIOKA PLAYS YOSHIOKA Ⅱ (Kojima recording ALCD-7080)

YOSHIOKA PLAYS YOSHIOKA Ⅲ (Kojima recording ALCD-7147)

50 Solo Marimba 50 Pieces (Camerata Tokyo CMCD-15038-9)

Marimba Duo Wings (Kojima Recording ALCD-7169)