Tokyo, Japan, who attended the Manhattan School of Music, from whence he
graduated in 1987, and supplemented his education at Tanglewood
Music Center. His teachers
included Eric Barr, Peter Bowman, Alfred Genovese, Ralph Gomberg, John Mack, and Joseph Robinson.
In 1990, he
became principal oboe of the Boston Pops and assistant principal oboe of
the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Other groups with whom he has worked include the Japan Relief
Orchestra, the Longy Conservatory Orchestra, the
New Japan Philharmonic, the New World Symphony, the Tokyo City Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
which he appears comprise: Abendlied
with Christoph Eschenbach;
America, American Visions, The Celtic Album and Holiday Pops by the Boston Pops; Carl Reinecke: From the Cradle to the Grave; Keisuke Wakao
Plays John Williams; and, Keisuke
Wakao Plays Mozart/Bach/Britten/Prokofiev.
May 2011, he gave the world premiere of John Williams’ “Oboe
Concerto” with the Boston Pops Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston, Massachusetts.
In the field
of music education, he has taught at the Keisuke Wakao
Oboe Camp, the Manhattan School of Music, and the New York Summer Music
Festival. He also organized benefit
concerts for earthquake and tsunami victims in his native Japan in