Masanori Kobayashi

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Masanori Kobayashi is from Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan.
He finished his studies and received his diploma of music at SHOBI College of Music. Masanori successfully passed an audition to perform as a soloist for the college's “new artists concert”. He won the highest award for his performance at the 20th Annual Japan Classical Music Competition. He started his professional performing career during his studies at SHOBI, and appears regularly at various events and concerts. Currently a freelance saxophonist, he has successfully held recitals in his hometown of Hakodate, and Tokyo. As well as providing private lessons and wind band tutoring, he is an active member of Ensemble Allegro.
Masanori studied saxophone under Akinori Naraoka, Akira Matsuyuki, and Hiroshi Hara, and chamber music under Shin-ichi Iwamoto, Yoshiyuki Hattori, and Kin-ichi Nakamura.