Yamato Hasumi, Lute player


Yamato Hasumi,

born 1964 in Nara and studied history in Kyoto, Japan.

He came to Cologne, Germany in 1991 to study lute at Hochschule für Musik Köln with Prof. Konrad Junghänel.

He finished his study as a lutenist in 1997, then studied in Frankfurt a.M. with Yasunori Imamura.

He studied once again in Cologne for ancient music performances with Rainer Zipperling and finished with Konzertexamen (post graduate diplom).

His lute playing is influenced by Rolf Liselvand, Yasunori Imamura, Robert Spencer, Robert Barto, with whom he took part in mastercourses.

But mostly with Konrad Junghänel, since he was inspired by his recordings in erly 1980s.

After he studied chinese history, he tried first to learn Lute by himself, then with M.Sasaki in Kyoto, then with K. Junghänel in Cologne.

Yamato Hasumi is a solo lute player as well as basso continuo player, playing many of oratorios and operas of baroque masters.

He is performing mostly in Germany, Netherland and in Japan, and played in most countries in Europe.

With orchestras as SWR Sinfonieorchester Freiburg-Baden Baden, Gürzenichorchester Köln, Orchester des Händel-festspiels Karlsruhe, Radio kamer Sinfonie Hilversum, Het Noord Nederlands Orkest in Groningen, Holland Sinfonia Amsterdam with Roy Goodman, Kölner Kammerorchester, Concerto Köln and so on.

Lately he played Bach under direction of Frans Brüggen (BWV198) in Concertgebouw Amsterdam.