Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Shoji Mizumoto

Shoji Mizumoto, flute and shakuhachi, has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with Flute Performance from S.U.N.Y., Purchase, and a Master of Music degree from Mannes College of Music in Manhattan. He has won numerous awards, including first prize in the San Fernando Valley Theater’s Music Competition in 1986, and second prize in the Bridgeport Symphony, Carlson-Horne Music Competition in 1981 and the Mannes College Orchestra Woodwind Competition in 1988. He has performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1992 and 1997, and toured throughout Japan in 1993 and 1997.
    Mr. Mizumoto has been Musica Bella’s principal flutist since the spring of 2003 and has been a soloist in Bach’s Fifth Brandenburg Concerto on our All-Bach Concerts on January 17 and 18, 2004, and in the Fourth Brandenburg Concerto on December 4 and 5, 2004. He soloed again in the Fourth Brandenburg on our October 1 and 4, 2006 small-orchestra Baroque concerts, and he played the solo flute part in two Bach pieces, Orchestral Suite No. 2 in b minor and the “Coffee Cantata,” on our January 20 and 21, 2007 Basically Bach concerts. He orchestrated, and then performed the solo shakuhachi part of, Michio Miyagi’s Haru no Umi (“Spring Sea”) on our April 15, 2007 concert. He played the solo flute parts in two works on our September 8 and 9, 2007 Basically Bach concerts: the aria “Domine Deus” from Bach’s B-Minor Mass, and the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, and then played all the flute solos in our performances of the complete B-Minor Mass in January 2008.

Musica Bella concerts: May 18, 2003; June 21, 2003; October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; January 17, 2004; January 18, 2004; February 29, 2004; May 2, 2004; October 24, 2004; December 4, 2004; December 5, 2004; January 30, 2005; March 13, 2005; May 14, 2005; May 15, 2005; May 21, 2005; May 22, 2005; October 30, 2005; December 17, 2005; December 18, 2005; January 22, 2006; March 26, 2006; May 21, 2006; July 8, 2006; October 1, 2006; October 4, 2006; October 22, 2006; December 10, 2006; January 20, 2007; January 21, 2007; February 18, 2007; April 15, 2007; May 5, 2007; May 6, 2007; June 9, 2007; September 8, 2007; September 9, 2007; October 14, 2007; October 21, 2007; December 1, 2007; December 2, 2007

This bio last updated April 4, 2003