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Flutist - Marino Suzuki

Artist Biography

   Marino started playing the piano at the age of 4 and the flute at the age of 12. After graduating from Toho Gakuen College of Arts, she transferred to Toho Gakuen School of Music for her third year and graduated. She has studied flute under Akira Shirao, Ryu Noguchi, and Yui Nagai, and chamber music under Hiroaki Kanda and Yu Kurata. During her studies, she was selected by audition to perform in the school concert and the regular concert. She has taken master classes with Vincent Luca. Since 2013, she has been a flute instructor for a high school brass band.

In 2015, Awarded the Jury Prize at the All Japan Junior Classical Competition

in 2015, Began performing as a member of the flute, oboe, and piano trio Trio il micio.

In 2016, Performed at the Tokyo International Arts Association Newcomer's Concert and La Folle Journée.
in 2017, Performed at the Dolce Instrument Debut Concert and held a solo recital.
in 2018, Won the first prize at the 2nd K Chamber Music Competition.
Selected as a finalist for the 2nd international low flute festival 2020 alto flute concours.

in 2021, Awarded Chiba City Arts and Culture Award for Emerging Artists, Encouragement Award

   Currently, she is expanding her chamber music performance activities and is actively performing at events sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment and NHK.
 In her hometown of Chiba, she presides over the "Forest Flute School Omari" and teaches the younger generation. She is a registered artist with Artist Bank Chiba.

Ms. Marino & Me(Gaspard Shinya Takei)

   She is a junior in the same high school as me. The 40th anniversary of the high school was held at my alma mater and I gave a commemorative speech. She was the musical director at that time and accompanied and arranged my songs as a tenor-solo. I also happened to know that she was a junior student at Toho Gakuen School of Music of my Vocalist and pianist wife, and we have been working together as artists.

Syrinx (Flûte de Pan) - Claude Achille Debussy @Kikuchi-Keikoku
(Leica SL2 + Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM / 96KHz 24bit Stereo / 4K)


   The lens used to shoot the video on this page is the "Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM" made in Japan. I showed this video to my friend and CEO of Sigma, Mr. Kazuto Yamaki, and he was so impressed that he signed the lens cap.

Photo Gallery

Inside story of Syrinx movie.

   I immediately thought of a location for the film because of her tune and mood, and above all because Debussy's Syrinx is a song with fairies on the banks of a river. The filming location, Kikuchi Valley, is in the upper reaches of the Kikuchi River in Kumamoto Prefecture. I walked a lot through the valley, which is not that famous, to the upper reaches of the river where no one was around, and took the photographs.

The filming of the video was done in long takes with no cut-offs. The sounds of water and birds were recorded locally. Her performance was filmed separately in her classroom and merged with the recording in the canyon.

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