BIOGRAPHY

堀 雅貴 (マンドリン/マンドラ/マンドロンチェロ)

1985年2月17日生まれ。
2009年にユニバーサルミュージックよりCDデビュー。
「Rencontres Pince-Cordes 2011」(仏)、「神戸国際音楽祭2013」「サントリー芸術財団サマーフェスティバル2015」等、国内外の音楽祭・コンサートにソリストとして出演。2018年にmimi duo(Gt.Duncan Gardiner Pf.Setsu Masuda)と共にオーストラリアツアーを開催し、その様子は現地のメディアに取り上げられるなど好評を博した。
「Mandolicks(Pf:幡田賢彦 Ba:鳴瀬喜博(Casiopea 3rd) Perc:中沢剛)」などエレクトリックマンドリンを用いたライブなど、演奏活動の幅を拡げている。

「Mandolin Ensemble EUPHORIA」(2013-)・「東京ユーフォニックマンドリンオーケストラ」(2020-)を主宰。指揮・作編曲を手がける。
コンサートシリーズ「Il Mandolino Giapponese –もう一つのイタリア文化」(2015-2019)を主催。

落合マンドリン「S-Hシリーズ」監修。OPTIMA社エンドーサー。ジャパン・スーパーユースマンドリンオーケストラ講師。獨協大学マンドリンクラブ音楽監督。著書「マンドリン演奏テーマ別攻略法」がリディア電子書店より好評発売中。

これまでに、マンドリン・指揮法・和声学を久保田孝氏に師事。「平成23年度文化庁新進芸術家海外研修員」としてドイツ・ザールブリュッケンに留学。Juan-Carlos Muñoz氏にマンドリンを師事。ジャズ理論・即興演奏を大高清美氏に師事。
東京都知事賞(2002)、第10回ラファエレ・カラーチェ国際マンドリン独奏コンクール第1位(2014)等を受賞。

Masataka studied mandolin、conducting, and harmony under Takashi Kubota in Japan. He was selected to study in Saarbrücken, Germany as an overseas trainee for Heisei Cultural Agency New Artists in 2011, where he studied mandolin under Juan-Carlos Muñoz.He also studied theory of Jazz and improvisation under Kiyomi Otaka.
He has won many prestigious awards such as first place at the Raffael Calace International Mandolin Solo Competition in Italy in 2014 and the Tokyo Governor Prize in 2002.
He launched his own mandolin ensemble called "EUPHORIA" and a mandolin orchestra "Tokyo Euphonic Mandolin Orchestra" and a jazz fusion band "Mandolicks"(electric mandolin, piano, bass guitar and drums). He also curates and produces the concert series "Il Mandolino Giapponese - another Italian culture". Its success is generating further concert activities.
Masataka currently plays a mandolin custom built by Daigoro Ochiai. Ochiai's mandolins are renowned worldwide and cater for all of Masataka's demands and ideas without any limitation.
Masataka writes regularly in a special mandolin magazine "Playing! Mandolin" in an article about mandolin performance and practice.
Masataka is the mandolin club music director at Dokkyo University and an educator in Japan Super Youth Mandolin Orchestra.
Masataka is an endorser for world renowned string maker, OPTIMA since 2017.
Masataka has performed as a soloist at the festival "Rencontres Pince-Cordes" held in Milkur(France) in 2011, the "Kobe International Music Festival" (Japan) in 2013, and at the Suntory Foundation for Arts Summer Festival (Japan) in 2015.
Masataka made a debut in Australia in 2018 when he and mimi duo(Duncan Gardiner(Gt.) and Setsu Masuda(Pf.) ) toured around Brisbane and Perth.It was such a great success that the various media outlets such as newspapers/web magazine/radio stations followed and hailed the concert tour.
Masataka released a CD "Preludio" in 2015, which is a classical solo mandolin album. The CD was highly acclaimed by Shin-ichiro Ikebe, one of the most respected composers in Japan,
"Without doubt , this album will send fresh waves widely to the whole music world, not limited to the mandolin world."