|y Conductor Masayuki Tsuji z
He graduated from University of Musashino Academia Musicae
(vocal music course) in 1955 and completed a postgraduate course
at the same university in 1958.
After graduation in 1955,
he joined the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Tokyo Hoso Chorus Group. As a tenor singer,
he joined the Italian Opera and others.
In 1965, Tsuji left NHK and became a freelancer.
That year, he held a Japanese composerfs private show gConduct Recitalh
for the first time ever in Japan.
gWorkshopsh by Japanese composers in the same line are also highly valued.
In 1983, Tsuji Chorus Family (TCF) showed their talent in singing
gMass in F Minorh which was led by Masayuki Tsuji,
and resulted in Takashi Asahinafs winning of the Mainichi Art Award
and many words of praise.
Tsuji won the Chorus of the World Award in 1984,
which is awarded to the best conductor of a chorus group.
He led many groups to the gold medal
in the JCA (Japan Choral Association) National Choral Competition.
His talent was also valued in major projects such as gSymphony No. 9h
at the Vienna Music Fair between 1987 and 1991
and gNo. 9 by 5000 people in Sumidah where he was a chorus master
for 10 years from the first concert.
Tsuji led orchestras with well-known conductors
and professional orchestra groups,
including NHK Symphony Orchestrafs gA Midsummer Nightfs Dreamh
co-conducted by Charles Dutois. On October 21, 2001,
he conducted the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Okubo Mixed Choir
on gMozart: Coronation Massh at the Tokyo Cultural Hall.
In August 2002, Tsuji conducted Okubo Mixed Choir,
which was invited to the 6th World Symposium on Choral Music
as a representative of Japan in Minneapolis, USA. In October,
on invitation by Kanemaki Choir Hamburg,
he conducted gBrahms: Dream of Loveh (orchestra edition)
at the Hamburg Music Fair, which became popular.
He has been conducting gThe 21st Century Chorus Festivalh
sponsored by the International Art Federation Since 2001.
He served as the chief director of the Japan Choral Directors Association,
the adviser of the Japan Choral Association,
and the executive adviser of the Tokyo Choral Association.
He passed away on November 1, 2003.
The Fifth Order of the Rising Sun,
Gold and Silver Rays was awarded by the Emperor
on November 28, 2003.