Hayato TanakaPrincipal

    Hayato Tanaka, the principal trumpet of Tucson Symphony Orchestra, is a rising star in the
    classical music field highly sought after by major orchestras throughout the United States. His
    extensive orchestra performance career in just past 5 years includes The Cleveland Orchestra,
    Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony,
    Houston Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Orchestre
    Symphonique de Montréal. He is also a distinguished chamber musician, most notably with The
    Kyôdai Brass, the First Prize Winner in the brass ensemble category of the Plowman Chamber
    Music Competition in 2015. As a soloist, Mr. Tanaka has performed with Asheville Symphony
    Orchestra in 2014 and a recital at Millennium Stage at The John F. Kennedy Center of the
    Performing Arts as a part of their Conservatory Project in 2015.

    The respect and discipline towards authentic traditional arts run in the Tanaka blood; born and
    raised in Tokyo, Japan as a son of Kotaro Tanaka who is a fifth-generation qualified Tokyo
    traditional craftsman. Mr. Tanaka started his music study abroad in the United States at the age
    of 15 at the Interlochen Arts Academy and later participated in many renowned music festivals
    and seminars, including Aspen Music Festival, Boston University Tanglewood Institute at
    Tanglewood Music Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Chautauqua Music Festival, New York String
    Orchestra Seminar and their performances at the Carnegie Hall in NY, the Chosen Vale
    International Trumpet Seminar, and Britt Music Festival. He studied under Michael Sachs and
    completed his Artist Certificate Program at Cleveland Institute of Music in 2015, the principal
    trumpet of The Cleveland Orchestra, and in 2017 graduated with Professional Studies
    Certificate Program from the Colburn School after studying under James Wilt, the associate
    principal trumpet of Los Angeles Philharmonic.