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Employment History

Member, Faculty

Huntington College

Concertmaster

Fort Wayne Philharmonic

Affiliations

Member
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

Member
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Education

master's degree
music
Northern Illinois University

master's degree
music
Indiana University

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Fort Wayne Philharmonic - Overview - Musicians And Auditions

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Hiromi Ito

Hiromi Ito has served as the Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1993.Although he started playing the violin at the age of three, Ito graduated from college as a physics major before winning a grant from the Japanese government, which enabled him to study music in Europe.Upon returning to Japan, he was appointed concertmaster of the Kyushu Symphony in his hometown of Fukuoka.
Ito came to the United States for further study at Indiana University in Bloomington.He has studied under Shmuel Askhenasi, Yuval Yaron, and Christian Ferras.Since coming to the United States, Ito has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony.He frequently performs with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.He has made many solo appearances in Japan, Germany, the United States and is currently on the faculty of Huntington College.
Ito has also been the Concertmaster of the Des Moines Metropolitan Opera, Des Moines, Iowa, since 2000


About Us - Fort Wayne Philharmonic

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Hiromi Ito Concertmaster


Fort Wayne Philharmonic - Hiromi Ito

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Hiromi Ito - Concertmaster

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Hiromi Ito
Hiromi Ito has served as the Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1993.Although he started playing the violin at the age of three, Ito graduated from college as a physics major before winning a grant from the Japanese government, which enabled him to study music in Europe.Upon returning to Japan, he was appointed concertmaster of the Kyushu Symphony in his hometown of Fukuoka.
Ito came to the United States for further study at Indiana University in Bloomington.He has studied under Shmuel Ashkenasi, Yuval Yaron, and Christian Ferras.Since coming to the United States, Ito has been a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony.He frequently performs with the Chicago Symphony.He has made many solo appearances in Japan, Germany, the United States and is currently on the faculty of Huntington College.
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Concertmaster and first-chair violin ...

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Concertmaster and first-chair violin Hiromi Ito and viola player of 50 years Naida MacDermid retired May 12 at the end of the 2012 season.

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"Hiromi brought his exemplary professionalism and strong understanding of the orchestra repertoire, and Naida brought her passion, her tremendous goodwill and her infectious humor," said Fort Wayne Philharmonic Music Director Andrew Constantine.
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"It takes someone who can inspire the string players around them and help the musicians make best use of their own skills," Constantine said, adding that Ito, who began his violin career at age 3 in Fukuoka, Japan, fit the role well.
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Before coming to Fort Wayne, Ito was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony. He also performed and toured with the Chicago Symphony and made solo appearances in Japan, Germany and the U.S.
When he graduated from college as a physics major, he won a grant from the Japanese government to study music in Europe. Upon returning to Japan, he was appointed co-concertmaster of the Kyushu Symphony in his hometown.
He came to the U.S. and earned a master's degree in music at Indiana University and Northern Illinois University. Along with being concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1993, he has been concertmaster of the Des Moines Metro Opera since 2000.
Ito and his wife, Nao have a son, Seima, and a daughter, Marina.


Hiromi ...

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Hiromi Ito

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Hiromi Ito
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Hiromi Ito has been Concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic since 1993. Born in Fukuoka, Japan, he started playing violin at age three. He went on to graduate from college as a physics major before winning a grant from the Japanese government that enabled him to study music in Europe. Upon returning to Japan, he was appointed Co-Concertmaster of the Kyushu Symphony in his hometown. Ito came to the United States for further study at Indiana University and Northern Illinois University, earning a master's degree in music.
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Before coming to Fort Wayne, Ito was a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Baltimore Symphony. He also performed and toured with the Chicago Symphony on many occasions and has made numerous solo appearances in Japan, Germany, and the United States. He also has been Concertmaster of the Des Moines Metro Opera since 2000. Ito and his wife Nao have a son, Seima, and a daughter, Marina.

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