Originally from Japan, Tasuku Noguchi is an ambitious musician currently studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, United Kingdom. He is receiving a scholarship from ABRSM as their International Scholar of 2016.
Having had masterclasses from leading Saxophonists such as Claude Delangle, Vincent David, and John Harle, Tas is further developing his musicality in Classical Saxophone while learning with Rob Buckland. Along with solo repertoire, he is keen to explore different chamber potentials of the saxophone and is currently in a Saxophone Quartet of his own; a duo with classical guitar exploring the works of Bach; a duo with piano to bring attention to the less known composers from Russia in the Soviet era; and hemost recently performed a duo by Kapustin for Saxophone and Cello for his end of year recital in May 2017.
Striving to become a ‘Musician’ rather than simply ‘Classical Saxophonist’, Tas’ musical interest extends beyond the sphere of classical saxophone. He actively participates in Jazz programmes at RNCM including the Jazz Octet and the RNCM Big Band. Through lessons from Mike Hall and Andy Scott, Tas is steadily acquiring his fluency in the Jazz language.
On top of this, Tas is an active musician in the pop and function scene, regularly giving performances at events throughout the United Kingdom.
Whilst maintaining the training in classical saxophone, Tas is currently working at expanding his musical knowledge and versatility in Jazz, Pop and doubling on other woodwind instruments in order to have a more well-rounded view of music as a whole.