To those interested in the tuba at its best,The DVD, “Mastery Clinic for Tuba” produced by Brain Music in Japan and featuring super tubist Tsugita Shinpei, is a unique and extraordinary document for two reasons:
it is a wonderful introduction to the tuba for persons of all ages who may not be familiar with the tuba and it is absolutely the best sampling of tuba playing on the Bb, C, Eb and F tubas superbly demonstrated by Mr. Tsugita, that I have encountered. There are demonstrations available of the four principal tubas that are used in the world today, Bb, C, Eb and F but This is the first time I’ve seen all four played in succession by the same person and at the world class level of Tsugita Shinpei; a truly remarkable performance on any one of the four instruments but on this DVD showcased on all four it is simply amazing.
This DVD is a must for students just starting on the tuba, for advanced players and teachers who finally will be able to experience the four types of tubas played at a ‘state of the art’ level. Bravissimo Tsugita Shinpei and Thank you Brain Music.
Professor Musashino Academy of Music, Tokyo, Japan
Professor Emeritus, Fiesole Scuola di Musica, Italy
Conservatory of Lausanne, Switzerland
Rotterdam Conservatory of Music, Holland
Bern Conservatory of Music, Switzerland
Royal Northern Collage of Music, Manchester.
I have had the pleasure of working with Shimpei Tsugita during his summer study with me in the United States in the year 2000. I immediately recognized his special talent and have been following his career very closely as his friend and advisor. I am proud to say that today Mr.Tsugita is being deservingly recognized as one of the new leading artists/teachers of the tuba in Japan. His new innovative DVD “Mastery Tuba” will provide serious artistic training to all tubists from the beginner to the well established. I give this project and Shimpei Tsugita my highest recommendation and support.
Professor of Music (tuba)
Shinpei Tsugita Shinpei Tsugita was born in Kyoto and graduated from Kyoto Ongaku High School. In 1998, he entered Kyoto City University of Arts. While there, he was elected a Junior Fellow in the Pacific Music Festival and studied with Kenneth Amis. He was also a semi-finalist at the International Tuba Contest in Canada. Tsugita then spent time in Indiana as a guest and student of Daniel Perantoni. In 2001, Tsugita was chosen as an official member of the Pacific Music Festival Brass. He won 4th place, tuba category at the 18th Japan Musical Education and Culture Promotion Society Contest and 3rd Prize at the 21st Contest. In 2002, he graduated as a principal tuba major, receiving the Musical Category Award and Kyoto Musical Association Award. Between 2003 and 2008, he was a member of, and soloist with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra. Tsugita now belongs to the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and is a clinician for secondary school music clubs. He teaches at Senzoku Gakuen University of Music and Sanyo Girls High School, and is active as a soloist, studio musician and performer with premier ensembles such as the Samurai Brass.