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Masahiro Masuda occurs mainly as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. He played as a soloist with several music festivals including Tokyo International Guitar Festival, Hakuju Guitar Festival, Guitar Festival Nagasaki.

After studying at the University of Nagasaki, he was invited by Sharon Isbin to study at the Juilliard School with several scholarships. In 2001 he was chosen to be the first performer of the school's history Juilliard Concerto guitar and plays the Concerto Aranjuez with the Juilliard Symphony conducted by James DePreist in memory of the 100th anniversary of Joaquin Rodrigo. He received his Masters in Music in May 2003 at the Juilliard School.

Born in Nagasaki, Japan, he began playing guitar in his early childhood. He played his first solo recital in his hometown, Nagasaki, Japan in 12 years.

Mr. Masuda is the youngest guitarist to win First Prize 21st Classical Guitar Competition in May 1991 in Tokyo, Japan, and the first Guitar Concerto Competition at the Juilliard School in New York in 2001. Furthermore, he completed a finalist in the International Competition of Guitar Tokyo in 1992, the Competition Nurtingen Guitar Festival in 1998 in Germany and the Barnett Foundation International Guitar Competition in 2003 in the United States.

Following his training at Juilliard, he recorded several solo albums, including "Cantabile", "36 Caprices", "Tribute to Segovia", "Villa-Lobos Guitar Works", "Sonata", "Bach on guitar ". These CDs receive the award for "Best selection of the month" of Geijutsu card, "Best recommendation of the month" by the CD Journal.
Today Mr. Masuda made numerous solo recitals and several chamber music performances.



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