Utabonne

This female choir was formed in July 2013 by a group of friends who devoted their youth to choral singing in junior high and high school under the guidance of their former teacher.
Since its inception, the choir has focused on participating in competitions. Today, the members come from a variety of schools and are of different ages, but they all share the same love of choral music and have enjoyed choral singing in different backgrounds. We aim to improve our performances by exploring what we can do now only as adults.
Major awards received: Gold Prize at the 8th Kanto Vocal Ensemble Contest, Silver Prize at the 12th Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition, Silver Prize at the 74th Kanto Choral Competition.

Conductor Naoshi Komatsu

He graduated from the Department of Music, Faculty of Education, Tokyo Gakugei University. He studied vocal music under Kanichi Sato.
He has been an advisor and conductor of high school choirs in Saitama Prefecture, and when he was in the music department of Urawa Daiichi Girls High School from 2006 to 2017, he won the Gold Prize in the All Japan Chorus Contest, the Gold Prize in the Kanto Vocal Ensemble Contest, and the Gold Prize in the Fukushima Vocal Ensemble Competition.
He also performed at the 2012 Vienna Advent Zwingen and the 2015 Vienna International Cultural Festival with members of his graduating class.
Since the formation of Utabonne, he has been the permanent conductor with Takahisa Miyamoto and others.