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Misato Hanawa

Japanese saxophonist Misato Hanawa has firmly established herself as one of the most exciting and distinctive artists of her generation.

Praised for her "brilliance and maturity" (The Guardian) Misato Hanawa is invited to give recitals and to participate in festivals in the most prestigious venues all over the world such as the Tokyo Opera City, Ariel Opera House, Mito Art Tower. She is also regularly invited to master classes in Pittsburgh, Columbus, Galipolis. Misato performs with numerous orchestras including the Israel Soloist Orchestra, Japan Century Orchestra, Wien Chamber Orchestra.

Misato explores a wide range of repertoires, from the baroque to works by contemporary composers. Her repertoire spans from Saint-Saëns Violin Concerto, Introduction et Rondo capriccioso.  

Misato Hanawa graduated with Gold Medal from the Conservatoire de Cergy-Pontoise, Conservatoire de Cambrai in 2011. She is the winner of several prestigious international competitions,such as International Music Competition Leopold Bellan, World Music Competition, International Music competition U.F.A.M., International North Music Competition.

She recorded two CDs: Hommage a Edith Piaf, Rondo Capriccioso by Octavia Record.


Albums (2)

Rondo capriccioso
Hommage a Edith Piaf
Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.

The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.

Alto Saxophone
Series III alto

The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.

Tenor Saxophone
Series III Tenor

The 'Series III' Tenor has marked, when released in 1997, an actual revival of the great playing flexibility of the old models. This gives it an ease of playing very much appreciated by saxophonists of all levels.

Baritone Saxophone
Series III Baritone

Developed in collaboration with Gilles Tressos (Quatuor Hanabera), the 'Series III' baritone is a very well tuned instrument, rich in overtones, consistent over the whole register with fluid transfers.

This instrument with a warm tone 'unfolds' a centered, flexible and subtle sound, which suits each type of repertoire in the lineage of the 'Series III' saxophones. 

Its perfectly mastered ergonomics gives an impression of stupendous agility unique to the baritone. It weighs 300 grammes less than the 'Series II'.

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