Jiro Yoshioka (flute)

Jiro Yoshioka was born in Tokyo, Japan. After graduating from Musashino Academia Musicae, he continued studying music in “Konzert Klasse” of “Musik-Akademie der Stadt Basel”, Switzerland, where he obtained first place and graduated with “Konzert Diplom”. While in college, he joined the concerts of the Ensemble Contrechamps, a chamber orchestra specializing in contemporary music.
After being a Praktikant of the “Sinfonieorchester Basel” in 2002-03, he studied chamber music, especially music for wind quintettes, in “Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe”,Germany, and returned to his native country.
Passing the audition for En-Ren selection concerts, in 2004 he had a debut solo recital under the sponsorship of Japan Federation of Musicians and the National Agency for Cultural Affairs at Tokyo-Bunka Kaikan. He gained the Second Prize in the piccolo section of the 12th Japan Flute Convention Competition.
Jiro Yoshioka has also accomplished the following,




* he was awarded supremacy (the second prize without first) in the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition,
* in 2005 the second solo recital at Tokyo-Tsuda Hall,
* in 2006 he played Carl Nielsen’s concerto accompanied by Nagoya Philharmonic,
* in 2007 he played Jacques Ibert’s concerto with Tokyo Philharmonic,
* in 2008 and 2009 he played as a contract principal flutist of Kanagawa Philharmonic.
* in 2009 the third solo recital at Tokyo-Bunka Kaikan and Church of Saint Marcel Paris,
* in 2011 he played W.A.Mozart’s concerto for flute and harp Kv.299 with Japan Philharmonic, and he was the Japanese premiere of "Concerto for Flute and Percussion" composed by Daniel Schnyder,

He studied flute under Takashi Shirao, Felix Renggli, Kiyoshi Kasai and Renate Greiss=Armin.

He is currently a lecture at Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, Senzoku Gakuen college of music.

He is a member of the Chiba Symphony Orchestra Japan.

Along with giving flute lessons to young people, he has been playing in various recitals or concerts as a solo player and as a chamber music or orchestra player as well.
Jiro Yoshioka's album 'Manhattanite / Daniel Schnyder Flute Works' released on September 25 2009. 'Debussy et Ravel "paire de bijoux lumineux" ' released on December 7 2011. 'Jiro Yoshioka Flute Recital “Sturm und Drang” ' released on July 7 2012. "Song of the Ashug" Khacheturian, Amirov, Gubaidurina, Prokofiev' released on Augst 20 2013. latest album 'Sonatine' released on November 7 2015.