Kana Madarame, born in Mito, Ibaraki, Japan holds an undergraduate degree from Tokyo Gakugei Univrsity and a graduate degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts. Her graduate thesis there was entitled “Advancement of Women Brass Performers in Japan.”
Active as both performer and teacher, Kana performs as the Principal Cornet of the Japan Ladies’ Brass and Tokyo Brass Society, which are both important performing groups in Tokyo, Japan.
She came second in the 2003 International Women’s Brass Conference competition in Illinois. Kana gives solo recitals every year all over Japan, and she has released three solo CDs entitled Vocalise, Fantaisie, and Miyabi. They are available for streaming globally. Recently, Kana set up Project KANA, which aims to build a bridge between different cultures. In recent years, she has toured Europe, Malaysia and Texas with great success.
Ms.Madarame’s teaching career goes further than simply teaching. She is active as a band director and a conductor as well as a trumpet teacher. Currently she is a member of the faculty at Tokyo Gakugei University, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, Shobi Music College, and Bunka Gakuen University High School in Tokyo. She is a board member of the International Women’s Brass Conference. Furthermore, she was recently appointed as an ambassador for her hometown of Mito City. In addition, she has become a committee member of the Ibaraki Prefecture Cultural Council.
Kana Madarame’s music speaks to the heart of her audience.