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Yuki Kanda

神田将プロフィール / about Yuki Kanda


Stagea 神田将の演奏を初めて聞いた人たちは皆、その圧倒的な表現力と自然な音色に驚きを顕わにします。かつての、BGMを奏でるだけの電子オルガン・・・心の片隅に誰もが抱いているその先入観は、神田将が奏でる最初の一音で払拭されることでしょう。

初代のエレクトーンが誕生して60年。足鍵盤を含めた3段の鍵盤に別々の音色を割り当てて演奏するという基本スタイルこそ変わりませんが、最新の電子技術に支えられ、その中身は劇的変化を遂げてきました。 音色はどんどん美しくなり、ついにはリアルの域を超え、演奏家のイマジネーションを自由自在に表現する音色を創造しました。そして最大の革命は、他の楽器に類を見ない繊細さで、演奏家の指先のわずかな変化から微妙なニュアンスを感じとる、感度の高い鍵盤を完成させたことです。


People who first experience Yuki Kanda's performances are extremely impressed with the overwhelming power of the expressions and distinctive natural tones in the electronic organ sounds. Many people still have the preconception that electronic organs are used to only play background music; however, upon hearing the sounds of Yuki's music, those preconceptions are quickly erased.

Sixty years have passed since the first electronic organ was introduced into the world. Electronic organs have received drastic developments in the latest technology yet the basic playing style, in which an organist plays three keyboards including a foot keyboard, allotting a different tone to each of the three keyboards, remains the same. The sounds are continuously refined and the latest models have very beautiful and realistic sounds that enable organists to freely create any sound they wish. The most notable innovation is the outstanding sensibility, which other musical instruments do not have. This allows delicate nuances in the subtle changes of an organist's fingers to create a wide range of sounds.

However, an electronic organ is still just another musical instrument no matter how developed or progressive it is. The superb and impressive sounds greatly depend on an organist's creativity and technique. As an electronic organist, Yuki Kanda is capable of utilizing the potential of an electronic organ to fully express his rich and dramatic tastes in music. Even classical music fans find his innovative electronic organ sound better than any other compilation of instruments. The dawn of the new-age electronic organ sound, which fans of all music genres can easily enjoy, is arriving and Yuki Kanda is the one to bring it to light with his innovative sound.

Yuki Kanda 1967年生まれ。東京都出身。たった1台のエレクトーンでフルオーケストラに迫るサウンドを奏で、電子楽器の常識を覆したエレクトーン奏者。とくにクラシック作品の演奏を得意とし、カザルスホールなどのクラシック音楽専用ホールでのリサイタルを2006年以来続ける。 毎年、100回を超えるコンサートに出演しており、一音ごとに魂のこもった演奏と心に沁み込むトークを織り交ぜたコンサートスタイルで、クラシックファンのみならず、幅広い層から好評を博している。

2001年10月には、IMC(国際音楽評議会)総会の初の日本開催にあたり東京芸術劇場で催された記念演奏会に出演し、世界各国の音楽関係者から高い評価を受けた。 2009年、2010年には中国上海国際芸術祭に出演、2009年から仙台クラシックフェスティバルに連続出演、2013年と2014年には霧島国際音楽祭に出演。これらはエレクトーン演奏家として史上初の快挙となった。

また、ソロの演奏活動にとどまらず、ソプラノのサイ・イエングアンや二胡の姜建華をはじめとしたクラシック界のトップ・アーティストとも数多く共演し、その卓越した音楽性は世界的オペラ演出家ミヒャエル・ハンペにも絶賛された。公演の音楽監督、作編曲、演出の手腕にも定評があり、一流演奏家たちからの信頼も厚い。 そのほか、全国の小中学校への訪問コンサートを通じ、子供たちに音楽の真価を伝えるための活動も積極的に行なっている。

Born in 1967, Yuki Kanda is an electronic organist in Tokyo who revolutionized the world of electronic musical instruments by creating a mesmerizing sound as magnificent as a full orchestra with only one electronic organ. than a hundred concerts every year at prestigious music halls such as Nihon University Casals Hall. His passion for his music reflects in every note of his performance and fascinates not only classical music fans, but also fans of all ages and of different music genres.

Metropolitan Art Space on October 2001 which was held in Japan for the first time. Yuki received outstanding reviews by critics in the music industry from all over the world. organist in the world at the Sendai Classical Music Festival and China Shanghai International Arts Festival, both of which were the envy of artists.world's top-class classical musicians including a soprano, Cui Yanguang and an Erfu (Chinese violin) player, Jiang Jian Hua.

Yuki earned the highest praise from Michael Hampe, a world-famous opera director, for his superb musicianship. Furthermore, as a music director, a composer and an arranger, Yuki has established a highly regarded reputation by top-class musicians around the world. Yuki conducts concerts at elementary and junior high schools throughout Japan.

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