Meet the Performers
Ririka Tokushige Multi wind player Ririka Tokushige has been involved with music all her life. Her main instruments are saxophone, clarinet and flute, and she has been actively playing in various local bands in Boston area for 20 years. After studying jazz at Berklee College of Music, her interest in music expanded in many different genre, including rock, funk, blues, gospel, classical, latin and other world music. She has recorded numerous CDs with many groups in different styles. Besides playing actively, Ririka also has been teaching private/group lessons in greater Boston area.
Sanae Koinuma performs as a soloist, accompanist, and collaborator in different chamber ensembles. She performs at a variety of concerts including a faculty recital at Longy School of Music of Bard College. She is passionately teaches students at a private studio in Lexington, teaching about 20 students. She is a member of Music Teachers National Association and Massachusetts Music Teachers Association. Her students have received awards of recognition in many competitions. Currently, she is a trainee of Andover Educations, studying body mapping for musicians. She received a Master’s degree in Music from Longy School of Music in Boston where Victor Rosenbaum and Robert Merfeld coach. She worked with Dr. Margaret Evans at Meredith College in North Carolina. She received a Bachelor's degree in Music from Kunitachi College of Music in Tokyo where Kyoko Okayama coaches. Sanae joined BCC in 2016.
Masabumi Koinuma is a community musician who is active in collaborating with regional musicians on chamber and orchestral works. Born in Kanagawa, Japan, he began playing clarinet in university and quickly picked up the skills to play as a solo and orchestral player. Back when he was in Japan, he was a member of the Amadeus Orchester Tokyo, Blumen Philharmonie, Ensemble Meson, IBM Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan and the University of Tokyo Orchestra. As a soloist, he performed duet-concertino for clarinet and bassoon by Richard Strauss with Blumen Philharmonie in 1999. He continued his music activity after he came to the United States in 2005 for his work as an engineer. He is currently a member of New Philharmonia Orchestra. He also enjoys performing collaborative pieces in chamber concerts. He studied clarinet under Kunio Hirabayashi.
Masa joined BCC in 2017.