Honorary conductor

Mitsukazu Suwaki

Mitsukazu Suwaki is the honorary professor of Konan Women's University.
Graduated from Kwansei Gakuin University School of Business Administration, Mr. Suwaki received his musical education at Southern Methodist University (SMU), Graduate Meadows School of the Arts Division of Music, majored in Sacred Music and Choral Conducting and got the master’s degree from SMU.
After graduate, he served as a full-time lecturer at Kobe College, Department of Music, the professor of Konan Women’s University and guest professor at University of Wyoming, Department of Music.

Currently Mr. Suwaki serves as a senior advisor for the Kansai Choral Association and Hyogo Choral Association, and technical advisor at Crescent Harmony. Also he conducts the Aeolian Women’s Choir and Ensemble Porto.
Previously he served as the conductor of Kwansei Gakuin Glee Club, Shingetsukai, Konan Women's University Chorus, Ryukoku University Mixed Chorus Rapport, etc. He also served as the executive director of Japan Chorus Association, president of Hyogo Choral Association and vice president of International Federation for Choral Music (IFCM).

Mr. Suwaki received the Hyogo Prefecture Cultural Contribution Award in 1994 and Nagai Award in 2001.


Vocal Coach

Nanae Nishino

Nanae Nishino has various experiences as choir conductor, who is currently serving as the music director for Ensemble Chiara, conductor for APRILE and vocal coach at Doshisha Chor Flugel.

Graduated from Kyoto City University of Arts, Faculty of Music majored in vocal, Ms. Nishino belonged to the Kyoto Bach Chor from 1988 to 1999. Her alto solo performances include Bach Cantata, St John Passion conducted by Helmuth Rilling, Mass in B minor at St. Thomas Church Leipzig, Handel Messiah, Mozart Requiem. Also good at ensembles, she has frequently appeared in solo & duet concerts aside from her performances as a member of the Collegium Vocale Kyoto.
In the year of 2008, she performed at the opera highlight “MOON SHADOW - The Tale of Genji” composed by Kazuhiko Onoe for the event “JAL Byodoin OTOBUTAI”.
March 2009, she acted as Wife II and storyteller in the same opera “MOON SHADOW”.


Pianist/ Organist

Misako Tanaka

Misako Tanaka graduated from Konan Women's University, Department of English Language and Culture.

She learned piano from Rumi Ito, Jungi Tatsuno and Teiichi Higashi, organs from Kaoru Dobashi and Seiji Kubota.
Her appearance has included the concert at Grand Cathedral of the Virgin Mary of Osaka, Nara Christ Church and Higashi-Umeda Church as well as the organ recital at Takarazuka Vega Hall in 1990. 

Ms. Tanaka is currently a regular member of Japan Association of Organists.