~ NAOKO SENOO ~ Flutist

Naoko Senoo was born in Tokyo in 1972 in a family with a strong artistic background.


She started playing the piano from the age of 5 and flute from the age of 13.

She studied with Heihachiro Yamaguchi, Akio Kan and Noriko Kan.
At Senzoku Gakuen Music University, she was a pupil of Shigeru Kobayashi.


In 1994, she was recognized as a laureate at 2nd French Music Competition sponsored by All Japan Musical Instruments Association.

 

In 1997, she participated in Wil Offermans' Summer School "Contemporary Flute" held in Belgium.


At a Tokyo concert in November 2000, she met Belgian jazz pianist Nico Vancouver and they have played together ever since.


As a duo, they represented Belgium in Washington DC at the International Very Special Arts Festival founded by the Kennedy family. 


Rik Ghesquière, composer and conductor of the classical Eroica Ensemble, invited Naoko to play as a soloist.

 

She released 3 CDs.

「JAPANESE IMPRESSIONS」- live recording in Bruges Belgium

「OUT OF TIME」- flute solo, recorded in Belgium

「OUR PRESENT TO THE MOON」- live recording in Belgium