Muneaki Tsuda—Piano, Solfege , Composition, and Violin
Muneaki, born in the USA, no was educated in his childhood in Japan, US and Australia. In his high school years he met Yoko Uehara, a pianist who studied under Lev Vlasenko—a renowned Russian pianist—at the Moscow Conservatoire. Heavily influenced by her lessons and Rodney Ford, a skillful organist and a director of music at Brighton Grammar School which he attended, he began his serious studies on music composition. He graduated from Tokyo College of Music where he studied composition with Akira Nishimura and Sunao Isaji. In his career as a composer, Muneaki organized numerous concert events promoting his own compositions along with works of numerous contemporary composers. He has also participated in music festivals including Asian Composers League (2001 in Melbourne and 2007 in Wellington) and Takefu International Music Festival (2014, 2015 and 2019). In 2019 he took up studies in social work and registered as a Certified Social Worker in 2022. He currently teaches at home and Nishi-Shinjuku Culture Plaza.
Ayane Tsuda—Eurythmics and Piano
Ayane grew up in her hometown, Taisho-cho, in Osaka-prefecture, and graduated from Kobe College majoring in English literature. From early age she has been actively engaged in both the piano and jazz dance. She obtained qualifications in both eurythmics and Bunne Method, a Swedish music therapy method.