The Kyushu Wind Orchestra from Fukuoka - Japan has officially appointed Dutch composer and conductor Johan de Meij to be its Principal Guest Conductor. When Maestro de Meij made his conducting debut with the KWO at its 10th anniversary concert held at Fukuoka Symphony Hall May 11, 2014, he left a deep impression on both the audience as well as the musicians. His artistic talents, the high quality of his original compositions, combined with his warm personality, were greeted with unanimous praise.
The Kyushu Wind Orchestra is the only professional wind orchestra on the island of Kyushu, Southern Japan. Future plans of the KWO include concert series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons, featuring internationally renowned soloists, and CD & DVD recordings. The KWO also plans to expand its activities outside of Fukuoka by concert tours to Kyushu’s major cities and the rest of Japan, and participation in international festivals around Asia.
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Nagoya Shimin Suisougakudan
Conductor: Nobuhiro Nakamura
January 20, 2019
Iowa State University Wind Ensemble
Conductor: Johan de Meij, Ruud Pletting & Michael Golemo, Nathan Dishman & Johan de Meij -trombone soloist
February 01, 2019
Iowa State University Gold Band
Conductor: Johan de Meij
February 02, 2019
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