From the 48th All Japan Band Competition




Masanori Fukuda was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1962. He graduated with honors majoring in euphonium and a postgraduate diploma in performing arts from the Tamagawa University and Senzoku Gakuen College of Music specializing in conducting. He also studied with Prof. Toru Miura (Euphonium), Prof. Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Prof. Yoshitomo Kawachi, Prof. Yasuhiko Shiozawa, Mr. Douglas Bostock and Maestro Frederick Fennell (Conducting).

After winning 3rd prize in the 6th Japan Wind and Percussion Competition, he was invited to perform in various concerts including recordings with bands such as the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Siena Wind Orchestra, amongst others. He also performs regularly as solo euphoniumist with the Tokyo Brass Society and Euphonium-Tuba Company. He appeared in International Euphonium-Tuba Conference (USA) as a member of The Euphonium Company in 1992.

With his passion and pursuit for excellence in music performance, he took part in the conducting master class directed by Maestro Fennell. He won the best conductor prize in the All Japan Band Contest in 2010 and 2012 and was also awarded the Excellent Director Award from Ibaraki Prefecture Band Federation in 2010 and 2000.

In 2013, he was awarded a special commendation from the Japan Band Directorsf Association. He is currently serving as a director with the Japan Euphonium-Tuba Association and Japan Brass Band Directorsf Association, music director of the Senzoku Gakuen College of Music British Brass Band, Sony Wind Orchestra, Tokyo Brass Society and Brass Band Spirits Nagano.

He is also a highly demanded euphonium soloist, conductor, composer, judge and clinician in Japan. In 2015, he was invited as a adjudicator and clinician by Wind Bands Association of Singapore for the 4th Singapore International Band Festival,7th Hong Kong Winter Band Festival and appointed as one of the conductor for the 2nd WBAS Youth Band Festival.

 Singapole international band festival (judge:2014)

As a composer and arranger, a lot of works of him are published and distributed by Brain music, Sumiya Band Inn and Winds Style in Japan. His compositions are regularly performed in competitions such as the All Japan Ensemble Competition.