Classical Guitar &
Yuki Osa B.Mus (hons)
Born in Japan in 1987, Yuki began classical guitar studies at the age of 12. He studied the guitar at Chethams School of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom) with Gordon Crosskey and Wendy Jackson, and subsequently at Royal College of Music (London, United Kingdom) with Gary Ryan, Chris Stell and Charles Ramirez.
In addition to solo performances throughout the United Kingdom to Japan, Yuki has extensive experience as an accompanist and chamber musician (guitar duos; duos with flute, violin, saxophone, recorder, voice; various chamber ensembles).
As part of the flute and guitar duo J-Symphonie, Yuki has made regular visits to the Tohoku region of Japan, affected by the tsunami and earthquakes of 2011, bringing music to the local people in temporary housing units. J-Symphonie has also released two CDs.
Notable performances include Cathcart Spring Prom with guitarist Richard Durrant at Royal Albert Hall, London in May 2008, and a performance of Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquin Rodrigo, with Euodia Orchestra conducted by Toru Himeno, in July 2016 at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall, Tokyo.
Yuki has also played in masterclasses for such guitarists as Craig Ogden, Hubert Kappel, Marco Tamayo, Alexis Muzurakis, Arnaud Dumond and Tadashi Sasaki as well as soprano Patricia Rozario.
1st prize, 37th ;Guitar Ongaku Taisho Competition (Osaka)
2nd prize, 3rd East End International Guitar Contest (Tokyo)
3rd prize, 46th Classical Guitar Competition (Tokyo)
3th prize, 31st Spanish Guitar Music Competition (Tokyo)3rd prize, 20th Nagoya Guitar Competition (Nagoya)