Haruko Murphy, piano*
Otis Murphy, saxophone
Repertoire to be announced
About the Artists
Masaki Tadenuma is a Japanese classical saxophonist who performs as a soloist, chamber musician, and collaborative artist throughout Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and beyond. Performing as a soloist in prestigious concerts and musical festivals, he has also appeared in concerts with many great artists including Nobuya Sugawa, André Henri, and Otis Murphy. As a concerto soloist, he has performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra. Tadenuma is soprano saxophonist in the Garçons Quartet, enjoying an active schedule of touring throughout Japan. Tadenuma earned his Bachelor of Music degree from the Tokyo College of Music, and he has performed in numerous concerts, master classes, and musical festivals, including the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival, the 4th Young Virtuosi Concert, Yamaha Wind Instrument Debut Concert, Japan Saxophonist Debut Concert, and Tokyo College of Music Debut Concert. Tadenuma is a first-prizewinner of the Jira Music Competition and the Hiroba Award Competition, and is a winner of the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition. His primary saxophone teachers include Yumi Koike, Yushi Ishiwata, Hitoshi Nakamura, Nobuya Sugawa, Kenichiro Muto, Hiroshi Hara, and Otis Murphy. Tadenuma is on the faculty of Tokyo College of Music and Tohoku Gakuen.
Born in Japan, Haruko Murphy moved to San Jose, California, with her family as a teenager. She earned Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance with highest distinction from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying with Menahem Pressler. In addition, she studied at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam, Netherlands, as a pupil of Jan Huizing. Murphy received many prizes as a solo pianist and now enjoys performing actively as a collaborative pianist. Specializing in the repertoire of the classical saxophone, she has appeared in concerts with a number of internationally renowned artists, including saxophonists Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Arno Bornkamp, and the Masato Kumoi Saxophone Quartet. She also enjoys accompanying her saxophonist husband, Otis, in his active performance career. In addition to music, they are dedicated homeschooling parents of their six children.
Otis Murphy is professor of saxophone at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, joining the faculty at the age of 28 in 2001, becoming one of the youngest faculty members in its history. He is in demand as an international soloist and clinician, having performed in 20 countries across four continents. Murphy has garnered numerous awards as a performer, including international prizes in Belgium’s Adolphe Sax International Saxophone Competition, France’s Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition, and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition in the United States. He has appeared in renowned concert halls throughout the world, including Casals Hall (Tokyo), Merkin Concert Hall (New York City), Palau de la Musica (Valencia, Spain), Muziekgebouw aan het Ij (Amsterdam), Kimmel Center (Philadelphia). He has taught saxophone classes at prestigious international music schools and festivals, including Amsterdam Conservatory, Cologne Academy of Music, Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival, Japan Band Clinic, Institut Franz Schubert, Kunitachi College of Music, Liceu de Barcelona, Madrid Royal Conservatory, Clinic, and many more. During the 2016 season, he will make his Carnegie Hall debut at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage as a guest soloist with the Indiana University Wind Ensemble. Murphy earned the Doctor of Music and Master of Music degrees from the Jacobs School, graduating with the Performer’s Certificate, the highest honor given to a student performer at Jacobs. He earned a Bachelor of Music Education magna cum laude degree from the University of Georgia. In addition, he pursued advanced studies in France under a Fulbright Fellowship for foreign study at the Conservatoire National Régional de Musique in Cergy-Pontoise, earning the Prix de Perfectionnement by a unanimous decision of the jury. His saxophone teachers include Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Eugene Rousseau, and Kenneth Fischer. Murphy is a Yamaha Performing Artist and a D’Addario Performing Artist and member of D’Addario’s Musician’s Advisory Board. Murphy and his wife, pianist Haruko Murphy, are dedicated homeschooling parents of their six children.