International euphonium soloist Misa Akahoshi is one of the most sought after players of her generation. A graduate of both the Tokyo College of Music and an honours graduate from the Paris Conservatory, Misa has built an outstanding reputation as a soloist.
Having been a scholarship student throughout High School and University, during this time, Misa was awarded a number of high profile prizes. In 2000, she won the first prize at the 4th All-Japan Junior High and Senior High School Students Wind Instruments Solo Contest and at the 25th All-Kyushu Music Competition in 2001 was presented with the Gold Award.
At the European Solo Competition for Young Soloists in Luxembourg in 2011, Misa was unanimously awarded the Gold Medal and in 2012 at the highly regarded 7th Jeju International Wind and Percussion Solo Competition in South Korea, Misa was awarded 3rd place.
2013 has been an exciting year for Misa and she has appeared as a guest soloist at the “TubaMania” festival in Bangkok, Thailand and also appeared as a guest at the "South West Region Tuba Euphonium Conference" (SWRTEC) in California, USA, performing her own compositions.
In April 2013 she appeared in the Japanese TV commercial for “Yamaha Artists” and currently holds the position of High School Performance Assistant at the Tokyo College of Music and has recently been appointed an ambassador for the Royal Northern College of Music to represent the college in Japan.
In addition to this, Misa works closely with the Spiel-Kammer-Ensemble (Chamber Orchestra) and is an active freelance composer and orchestrator with many of her works published by ASKS Winds (Japan) which distributes worldwide.