Hiroshi's Clarinet Lessons
Hiroshi Ikeda has pursued his undergraduate studies in Clarinet Performance at the Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach. There, he has studied with Helen Goode-Castro, Michael Grego, and Deborah Carnahan. At the Cole Conservatory, Hiroshi was assistant principal in the Wind Symphony, which the group was featured as one of the showcase ensembles for the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA) and the New York Band Association at Carnegie Hall. He was also an active member of the Symphony Orchestra and was selected as a soloist performing Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in the first collaborative concert with the University’s Department of Dance. Hiroshi has spent summers at the Buffet Crampon Academy, Eastern Music Festival, and Round Top Music Festival. He has also studied with reputable clarinetists such as Yehuda Gilad, Stanley Drucker, Andre Moisan, Jonathan Gunn, Ixi Chen, and many more.
Hiroshi is currently co-principal clarinet for the Palos Verdes Regional Symphony Orchestra and second clarinet for the Orange County Millennial Choirs & Orchestra.
On his spare time, Hiroshi plays soccer recreationally, actively engages in his mobile gaming community, and checking out local eateries.