Megumi Kanda

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Megumi Kanda
photo of trombonist Megumi Kanda, taken in the atrium of the Marcus Center (Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) following her performance with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra on 2011-01-14
Megumi Kanda after an MSO performance in 2011
Native name 神田めぐみ
Born (1975-11-09) November 9, 1975 (age 41)
Tokyo, Japan
Residence Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Education Bachelor of Music
Alma mater Cleveland Institute of Music
Occupation Musician
Years active 1997 – present
Organization MSO
Spouse(s) Dietrich Hemann
Children 3

Megumi Kanda (神田めぐみ?), (born November 9, 1975), is a Japanese trombone performer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kanda began playing trombone at the age of 10 in Tokyo, Japan, and attended the Toho High School of Music, where she won first prize in a Japanese national competition.[2] After high school, she moved to the United States and earned a Bachelor of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with James DeSano, principal trombone of the Cleveland Orchestra.[3][4] She was first hired as a professional trombonist by the Albany Symphony Orchestra in 1997, and then worked for the Rochester Philharmonic.[2] From 2004 to 2008, she served on the board of directors for the International Trombone Association.[5]

Current[edit]

Kanda is currently the principal trombonist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (MSO) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a position she won in 2002 (out of a field of 76 applicants for the position, only seven of whom were female).[2] Andreas Delfs was the Music Director of the MSO at the time.[6]

Kanda is married to Dietrich Hemann,[7] with whom she has three children.[3]

Discography[edit]

Kanda is featured on the following albums (all tracks of each album, unless otherwise noted).

Release Date Album Label Notes
2 December 2002 Amazing Grace JVC Victor originally released in Japan [8]
24 March 2004 Amazing Grace Victor apparently same tracks released on DVD audio in Japan [9]
29 June 2004 Amazing Grace Albany Records re-released in US [10]
21 May 2003 Mirai: Brilliantly Classical Young Maestros of Our Time Victor released in Japan
(Kanda is only featured on track 16) [11]
23 September 2003 Gloria Victor originally released in Japan [12]
31 August 2004 Gloria Albany Records re-released in the US [13]
1 November 2004 Mona Lisa Victor released in Japan [14]
22 June 2005 Best of Ave Maria Victor released in Japan
(Kanda is only featured on track 5) [15]
21 April 2006 Magnifique Live Victor released in Japan
recorded live (3 September 2005) at Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall
(Kanda is only featured on tracks 7, 9, and 13) [16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 典拠詳細 [Details of Authority] (in Japanese). Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Schmidt, Elaine (15 June 2003). "MSO Trombonist Didn't Just Slide Into Her Spot". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  3. ^ a b "Musician Detail: Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra". Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "ITF 2004 : Performers: Megumi Kanda". Retrieved 10 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Megumi Kanda Bio - ITA". Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  6. ^ Matthew Westphal (2006-12-06). "Andreas Delfs to Step Down as Milwaukee Symphony Music Director". Playbill Arts. Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  7. ^ Schmidt, Elaine (8 January 2011). "MSO's Kanda breaks the brass ceiling". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Amazon.com: Amazing Grace". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  9. ^ "Amazon.co.jp: アメイジング・グレイス" [Amazing Grace] (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Amazon.com: Amazing Grace". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  11. ^ "Amazon.co.jp: Mirai~若きマエストロたち" [Young Maestros] (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  12. ^ "Amazon.com: Gloria". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  13. ^ "Amazon.com: Gloria". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  14. ^ "Amazon.com: Mona Lisa". Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  15. ^ "Amazon.co.jp: アヴェ・マリア名曲選" [Best of Ave Maria] (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  16. ^ 書誌詳細 [Bibliographical Details] (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 January 2011. 
  17. ^ "Amazon.co.jp: マニフィーク・ライヴ" [Magnifique Live] (in Japanese). Retrieved 11 January 2011.