Double Bass Lessons & Performances / Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA & Tokyo, JAPAN
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Hideki Sunaga was born in Japan and began playing double bass at age of thirteen. His first interest was Rock-a-Billy music, and his band released records from Rave On Label in Japan and Rock House Label in Holland.  Since age of twenty, Hideki has performed with many Japanese orchestras including the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Tokyo, Japan, Sapporo and Gunma Symphony Orchestra, and the New Japan Philharmonic under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, and the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra.  In the United States, Hideki is a member of the Opus One Orchestra of Miami City Ballet, the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Boca Raton Symphonia. Until the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra folded in May 2003, Hideki was a substitute of the orchestra.

Hideki earned his Professional Studies Diploma in double bass performance at Harid Conservatory, and completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees at Lynn University.  Hideki performed in master class with Thomas Martin and Gary Kerr.  Also, Hideki studied at the Boston Conservatory and the Senzoku College of Music in Japan.  His primary teachers have been Timothy Cobb (Principal Bass of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), Shigeru Ishikawa (Principal Bass of the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland) and Hiroaki Naka (Former Principal Bass of the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan).  In the summer of 1999 and 2001, Hideki participated in the Sarasota Music Festival where he studied with Timothy Cobb (MET), Edwin Barker (Boston Symphony), Paul Ellison (Rice University), and Fred Bretschger (St. Paul Chamber Orchestra).

Hideki plays an English double bass (anno 2002) made by Thomas Martin and a German double bass made in Markneukirchen (circa 1880).  
He enjoys cooking and spending time with shiba-inu Hiro.