Akira Kimura

Nationality Japan

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An euphonium artist from Japan. Graduated from Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music, Department of Instrumental Music, Winds and Percussion Course, at the top of his class, winning the Kuwabara Prize. Studied euphonium under Hirohito Kimura, Kaoru Hiroki, and Yuki Iida. He has won prizes including the third prize at the 35th Japan Winds and Percussion Competition. While still in college, he was invited to give many performances as a soloist and actively premiered new compositions and recordings. He is scheduled to study abroad in Europe from the fall of 2022.