Nana Ozaki

Nana Ozaki

Japanese Bassoonist Nana Ozaki, born in Saitama, Japan, is currently playing as the solo bassoonist in the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra in Norway.

She began her first bassoon lessons at the age of 13 with Atsushi Murakami and continued to study with Kazusa Mizutani at the Tokyo University of the Arts. Two years later, she left her home country and started to study with Prof. Dag Jensen at the Musik Hochschule in Hannover and later in Munich, where she still studies now. 

Nana Ozaki was an academist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, where she has played under world-renowned conductors, such as Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado, Kirill Petrenko, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and took lessons with Stefan Schweigert, principal Bassoonist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. She also performed with the Ensemble Berlin.

As a soloist, Nana Ozaki has played the bassoon Concerti of Mozart, Hummel, Weber and Crussel with Orchestras including Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie and Dachuer Sinfonietta.

She also won several international awards including the first prize at the 5. International Józef Ciepłucha Competition for Oboe and bassoon in Lodz, Poland, the third prize at International Crussel Competition in Uusikaupunki, Finland, the second prize at the Himes Competition in Sapporo, Japan.