Grand-Prix winner of the 2008 Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition.
Flutist of the new generation with true talent and virtuosity.
Born in Tokyo in 1989, Seiya Ueno had started playing the flute at the age of 9, and begins his professional studies in flute at the age of 12. After graduating Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Music and Fine Arts in 2008, Seiya was accepted to enter the Tokyo National University of Music and Fine Arts. In 2009, Seiya went to France and enters the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris.
He has studied with Yuko Yamada, Megumi Horie, Sabine Seyfert, Kazuo Tachikawa, Chang-Kook Kim, Philippe Bernold, Vincent Lucas and Sophie Cherrier.
Mr. Ueno has won numerous prizes including the first prize at the 59th Student Music Competition of Japan, first prize at the 5th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, first prize at the 5th Osaka International Music Competition, the second prize at the 79th Music Competition of Japan, and the first prize in the 8th Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition. He has received special awards from the Matsukata Hall Music Award and the Suginami Prefecture of Tokyo for Cultural Achievements.
Winning the Grand-Prix of the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Competition in Paris, Mr. Ueno performed the Reinecke Concerto with Orchestre National d’Ile de France. He has also appeared as soloist with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Octet, and New Japan Philharmonic.
Beginning in 2004, Mr. Ueno has performed in recitals annually in Tokyo and Osaka. He has performed all over the world such as the Beethovenfest Bonn in Germany, Estivals de Musiques de Coeur de Medoc and Festival Boucard in France, recital in Seoul Korea, and Les nouveaux talents japonais de la musique held by the Maison de la culture japonais in Paris.
Seiya Ueno is currently in Munich, and continues to perform in France, Japan, and many other countries in Europe and Asia.