Asagi ITO is a Japanese saxophonist based in Brussels. She studied the saxophone at
the Tokyo National University of Fine arts and Music (Bachelor Degree) and the National
Conservatory of Paris (Master Degree). She has been granted a scholarship to study in
France from the Japanese Government Overseas Study Program for Artists.
She has distinguished herself in numerous international competitions, she has won the
4th prize of the 4th Jean-Marie Londeix international saxophone competition (2014), 2nd
prize of the Japan wind and percussion competition (2008) and 1st prize of the 3rd
Saxophone competition in Paris (2012) and was a finalist of the Adolphe Sax
international saxophone competition (France, l’Haÿ-les-Roses, 2012).
As an orchestral saxophonist she is highly in demand in Japan and Europe. She played
in orchestras like the Tokyo philharmonic orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic
Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hyogo Performing Arts Center
Orchestra, the Sendai philharmonic orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the National
Opera “La Monnaie”, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, the Ensemble Spectra, the
Ensemble Ictus, and the Aachen Symphony Orchestra (Germany). She has performed
recitals in Japan, China, Singapore, Thailand, Belgium, France, Sweden, etc.
She is a faculty of the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand, and she is the assistant teacher in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (French side).
Performance of Jun Nagao's Paganini Lost by Asagi Ito and Nobuya Sugawa