Yasuhito Sugiyama began his tenure as principal tuba of The Cleveland Orchestra in January 2006. Prior to joining the Orchestra, he was a member of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) from 2003 to 2005. A native of Hyogo, Japan, Mr. Sugiyama is a graduate of Soai University in Osaka, where he studied with Shuzo Karakawa of the Osaka Philharmonic. He also studied with Rex Martin at Northwestern University and with Robert Tucci of the Bavarian State Opera and the Munich Philharmonic.
He joined the Cleveland Institute of Music as head of the tuba faculty in fall 2013.
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