Products Used

Amazing sound quality and intonation! - Hidemi Mikai

Biography

After graduating from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music , Hidemi played full-time with New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and was featured as a soloist for several concerts. He was also invited to join the Affinis Music Festival for three times, played with Mr.Larry Combs(Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Mr.Wolfgang Meyer(Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe,Germany), and others.

Currently Hidemi is Principal Clarinet Player of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, as well as a clarinet instructor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and Toho Gakuen School of Music. 
  
As a soloist, Hidemi performed Mozart's Basset Clarinet Concerto with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in 2006, and released his first solo CD "Spurn Point" in 2013. 
  
He took his part in making three CD albums of Euros Ensemble(a woodwind ensemble), five CD albums of The Clarinet Ensemble.  
Furthermore he actively joined JYACMS(as a guest player), Art Respirant, Tokyo Kreis Ensemble, and also performed in the various music festivals such as: Miyazaki International Music Festival since 2002. Kirishima International Music Festival since 2006.

Hidemi serves as one of the judges for The Music Competition of Japan and many other clarinet contests. 



Products Used

Fit and Sizing

Barrels

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha, and most other brands
Standard Plus As above, larger bore for more free blowing feel

Selmer Paris

Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Yamaha CSG

Yamaha CSG I, II and III

 

Bells

FIT BRANDS
Standard Backun, Buffet, Selmer (USA, Centered Tone, 10G, Series 9), Yamaha (including CSG), and most other brands
Selmer Paris Selmer Paris (Not including Selmer USA, 10G, Series 9)

Vocalise Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
R Hard Rod Rubber Close Short M13/15
G Hard Rod Rubber Medium Medium 5RV/M30/BD5
H Hard Rod Rubber Open Long B40/B45
CG Proprietary Synthetic Open Long BD4/B40
Z Hard Rod Rubber Extreme Open Long BD7

CG Crystal Bb Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal
Matte 1.19 mm Medium Long
CG Crystal Plus Glossy 1.19 mm Medium Long

CG Crystal Bass Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Matte Finish 1.80 mm 24 mm
CG Crystal Plus Glossy Finish 1.80 mm 24 mm

CG Crystal Eb Mouthpieces

MODEL TABLE OPENING FACING LENGTH
CG Crystal Matte Finish 1.19 mm 16.5 mm
CG Crystal Plus Glossy Finish 1.19 mm 16.5 mm

 

 

Alpha Mouthpieces

MODEL MATERIAL OPENING FACING LENGTH COMPARES TO
Bb Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre
Bass Plastic Medium Medium 5RV Lyre