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"Four Mai"

Trio for Trumpet, Violin, Piano
by Shin-ichiro Kanda 

My husband Joshua and I commissioned this trio to my brother Shin-ichiro Kanda. We premiered this piece at the International Trumpet Festival in Feb 2016. Please feel free to download the music to perform. If you would share your performance video with us we will really appreciate it! 
If you have any question or would like to contact the composer, please email me.

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Composer, Shin-ichiro Kanda (b. 1976)

Shin-ichiro Kanda (b. 1976) is a Tokyo-based composer, pianist and modular synthesizer player.  He studied piano with Yuko Umemura and Kiyoshi Miyata and composition with Akiko Kami.  His composition is influenced by Yuji Takahashi and Ryuichi Sakamoto.  Mr. Kanda started performing jazz piano and composing while studying at Tokyo Gakugei University and now hosts a free jazz avant garde concert series called "Ongaku-Bigaku."  He has released 4 CDs as a performer and has composed 10 musicals. 

In 2019, Mr. Kanda won a composition competition for traditional Japanese instruments. 

Purchase Shin-ichiro's CDs

Joshua Whitehouse is an active freelance player in the Phoenix area.  He is a member of the Sonoran Brass Quintet and frequently performs with the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, and other orchestras in the Southwest.  In addition, he has performed with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Bangor Symphony, Portland Symphony, and Haddonfield Symphony and appeared as a soloist with the Arcady Chamber Orchestra, University of Rhode Island Chamber Orchestra, and Arizona State Wind Symphony.

Previously, Mr. Whitehouse held the position of Assistant Professor of Trumpet and Music Theory at the University of Maine before moving to Arizona to pursue doctoral studies at Arizona State University.  Previously, he studied at the University of Maine (M.M., 1997), Curtis Institute (B.M., 1995), Eastman School of Music and Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute.  His teachers have included David Hickman, Rudy Nashan, Charles Geyer, and Donald Stratton.

His recordings include Cornet Fantasie available on Summit Records.

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