Noda, Ryo

b. October 17, 1948, Nishinanima-Cho, Japan -

Japanese saxophonist and composer.

"From 1968 to 1972, Noda attended the Osaka College of Music and studied with Arata Sakaguchi. Subsequent studies took him to Northwestern University, as a pupil of Frederick Hemke and the CNRM at Bordeaux, with Jean-Marie Londeix. He has been soloist at festivals and concerts in France, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Norway, England, Canada, the United States and Japan. He won the SACEM Prize for Composition in 1973, his works for wind instruments are noted for their succesful blend of Japanese and Western art forms. Many of these compositions have already achieved a permanent position in the standard repertoire of concert saxophonists.

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