Concert days are done

There were concerts for high school students yesterday in Shiga.

That was the last concert of 19 days working days!

I'm so happy to do all of them well. :)




With my nice colleagues after concert. :)

We entered the orchestra almost same time. ;)

(Violin x 3, Cello x 1, String bass x 1 and Trombone x 1)




I had good practice time on Euphonium in the evening.

It's really fun time for me to work for myself. ;)



Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 22:45 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Enjoying music life

After crazy hard works of game music concerts, I'm backed to classical concert now. :)

My lips were almost broken by playing so hard for game music concerts... ;)


I feel peace by performing classical repertoires. :)




There is the orchestra school concert tour this week, so I had good practice time on Euphonium before leave home because I can't work on it for few days during tour. :)



Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 23:35 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Surviving hard days

I've been surviving since the end of June.

There are orchestra activities everyday, and it continues one more week...


It's good that we have opportunity to make music for many people, many places, but I feel I need to take a rest sometimes. ;)


Rehearsal was from 13:30 yesterday, so I had little Euphonium time before go to rehearsal. :D

It's hard to make time for Euphonium when I'm very occupied with orchestra works, but it's very important to continue to work on both Trombone and Euphonium for me. :)




There were (usual)rehearsal and general rehearsal same day yesterday...

So it was very long day.



We perform today twice.

Concert starts at 12:00 and 18:00.

It's going to be also long day today.


I'll survive!!! :D


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Full of music

2 times concert with the program of Beethoven's Symphony No.6 and No.7 is over, and I'm in the rehearsal for game music now.

My next free day from the orchestra is Saturday 15th of July...

It's long way to go. ;)


Performing in the nice concert hall makes me always happy! :D



There was game music rehearsal yesterday.

It was from 13:00 to 18:30.

That was very tough!! :D



I keep enjoying my music life!! :)


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 09:50 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Enjoying performing and listening

After performing an Opera, I(my orchestra) immediately switched to an usual orchestra repertoires.


I performed an overture, some opera songs and Beethoven's symphony in last concert.

So I was occupied on both Alto and Tenor Trombones. :)



I enjoyed listening Bass Trombone concert which was by my friends after my concert.

It's not aften that we can listen Bass Trombone concert especially very fine performances!!! :D

I had really happy time then! ;)

Thank you my friends for fantastic concert!!




There is no rest between, but I'm enjoying next rehearsals. ;)



It's getting humid and hot these days.

That is not my favorite time in Japan at all... :(

But I had good practice with a lot of sweat. ;)



Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 08:12 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Welcome to Japan!

One of my Euphonium friend Anthony(Caillet) from France visited Japan and came to Osaka for giving concert and masterclass.

It's always my big pleasure to get together with my good friends!!! :D


It was his first visit to Japan.

I'm so happy that he enjoyed his first Japan visit a lot! ;)


His concert & masterclass was "SOLD OUT"!

Congratulations!! :D



He enjoyed many nice Japanese food as well. :)

Of course some specialities from Osaka too!! :D



I had very relaxed and fun time with him(and my student Hiroya) before his concert.

These kind of experience always give me a lot of possitive energy. :D



Thank you Anthony for fun time!! and Thank you YAMAHA for inviting him to Japan!!

I'm so happy that many Japanese Euphonium players know Anthony by this opportunity. ;)


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 09:41 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Enjoying Opera works

It was very nice day yesterday!! :D

I love this kind of sky view. ;)




I've been occupied with Opera rehearsals thesedays.

It needs different kind of concentration from usual orchestra works, but there are a lot of fun stuffs as well in Opera. :)



Mascagni's music is very beautiful. :D




I'm also enjoying my practice. :D

It's very important for me to practice with good feeling!



I really feel I'm so lucky to be in music life. :)


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 09:09 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Enjoying Euphonium life too!

I'm occupied as the Trombone player in the orchestra, but I'm working as the Euphonium player(as clinician and soloist) as well.

I'm enjoying my Trombone performing in the orchestra, but also I'm enjoying my Euphonium performing as soloist and clinician. :)


Practicing on Euphonium refreshs my mind and my body for performing on Trombone in many ways(I can say the opposite).


I'm enjoying to practice on some old pieces(which I didn't play for many years) for both Trombone and Euphonium these days.

It was nice to work on these pieces.

I found many things what I got better from then. :)




I just received new Euphonium Concerto which I bought a week ago.

It's always very exciting to work on new thigns!! :D




I'm Euphonium tutor at the ESA Music Academy in Osaka.

This is my Euphonium class this year.

We make nice class!! :D



I'll continue to work hard on both Trombone and Euphonium!! :D


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 08:16 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Having good practice!

During my free days from my orchestra, I really enjoy my life with family, food and music!! :D


There were some works what I needed to do during this period, and I finished most of them now and I'm ready to enjoy my time. ;)


I'm enjoying my practice both on Trombone and Euphonium(and sometimes on Bass Trumpet!).

I'm working for old and new pieces these days. :)




I think I'm ready to give concerts(recitals) now!

It's very exciting to imagine my future concerts! ;)


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 08:29 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)
Something new!

I began to practice on Bass Trumpet yesterday. :)


There is no concert plans for Bass Trumpet performances for now, but I know that I need to prepare for being ready for it for future.

I can make practice time for that now and luckily I could borrow Bass Trumpet from one of my friend Norihito! :)



I'll work on it basically with orchestral excerpts.

Very excited!!! :D


Posted by : Pepe(Ryunosuke Abe) | Music | 09:28 | comments(0) | trackbacks(0)