English Brass Academy
Dates & times
Start date:
06/01/2018 - 09:00 AM
End date:
08/01/2018 - 05:00 PM
Register by:
26/12/2018 - 11:59 PM

3 days  190

Niigata, Japan

Contact details
Mariko Ono
01306 508060

EBA in Japan - for all brass players
Niigata, Japan
Code: JAPAN2
a superb weekend of musical activities for young brass players aged 10+ years
Performance ensembles for:
Course leader: Sotaro Fukaishi
Dates: Saturday 6th~Monday 8th January 2018
Place: Niigata, Japan
Venue: Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center

Age: 10+ years
We accept both individual and group (ensemble) application

Cost of the Course £190
This includes 5 meals, (lunch & dinner on th 6th and 7th, and lunch on the 8th). There are no restaurants around the venue.


Applications from 25th August

Sotaro Fukaishi, the finest Euphonium player in Japan, was inspired by the ethos of English Brass Academy and now offers the opportunity to all brass musicians to work, rehearse and perform with two of the finest brass performers from the UK, Paul Archibald (trumpet) and Richard Wainwright (french horn).
This international event will also allow Paul and Richard to work alongside distinguished teachers from Japan in the excellent location of Niigata, a few hours north west of Tokyo.
Due to the huge success of the first English Brass Academy in Japan in 2016 Sotaro and Paul are delighted to announce the second EBA in Japan which will take place in January 2018.

The city of Niigata is two hours away from the capital Tokyo by bullet train. It has a rich natural environment including the Sea of Japan, the Shinano River, the Agano River, lagoons and wetlands.
Konan Ward is located in central Niigata City and its fertile fields produce a multitude of rice-based products such as rice crackers by Kameda Seika, a leading manufacturer in the rice cracker market and one of Japan�s most popular confectionery.

President: Sotaro Fukaishi
Vice president: Masanori Iwasaki
Consultant for EBA: Paul Archibald


Welcome Party on Friday 5th January 2018 (Optional)
Venue: Hokuetsu Hall, Hokuetsu High School, Niigata

17:00 Memorial lecture and performance by Paul Archibald
18:20 - 20:00 Welcome Party

Itinerary for Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th
Venue: Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center

8:40 � 9:00 Registration at the reception desk
9:00 � 10:00 Opening Ceremony on the 6th or Warm up session on the 7th
10:10 � 11:50 Sectionals
12:00 � 13:00 Lunch break
13:10 � 14:40 Individual tuition, group lessons, ensemble practice 

14:50 � 15:30 Workshop (Transposition etc.)
15:30 � 16:00 Break

16:00 � 17:00 Individual tuition, group lesson, ensemble practice
17:10 � 18:20 Evening meal

18:30 � 20:30 Ensembles
Itinerary for the last day Monday 8th
Venue: Niigata City Konan Ward Cultural Center

8:40 � 9:00 Registration at the reception desk

9:00 � 11:50 Individual tuition, group lessons, ensemble practice

12:00 � 13:00 Lunch

13:00 Hall opens

13:30 Concert (Open to public),
Photo Call
15:10 Closing ceremony and presentation of certificates
15:25 Departure, bus to Niigata station (Optional)

As part of the English Brass Academy in Japan 2018 Sotaro and Paul would like to extend to all our musicians the opportunity to participate in the local band concert (optional):

15:30 Rehearsal with local band

16:30 Hall opens

17:00 � 19:00 Local Band Concert

Course Tutors
All tutors are internationally acclaimed principal players

Sotaro Fukaishi Euphonium
Director of the Japan Euphonium & Tuba Association, Associate Professor Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Tokyo

Paul Archibald Trumpet
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London Sinfonietta, BBC National Orchestra Wales, Principal Trumpet and Chairman of the London Mozart Players, Britten Sinfonia, Orchestra of St John's, PJBE and English Brass. Artistic Director of English Brass Academy and English Music Academy. Musical Director of Regent Brass.

Richard Wainwright Horn
London Festival Orchestra, English Festival Orchestra, New London Soloists, Milton Keynes City Orchestra, Belmont Ensemble, Bath Philharmonia, Camerata of Ireland, European hublot replica Chamber Orchestra

Tsutomu Moto Trumpet
Trumpet Ensemble 'The Trumpet'

Kentaro Yoshizawa Trumpet
Former director, �Arthur Brass Consort�

Satoshi Yagisawa Composer
Lecturer and analysis

Dr. Mariko Ono Piano
Piano and interpreter, Pianist, PhD, University of Leeds

Mitsugu Niiya Nurse
health care