Born in Osaka, Japan 1948. earned BM degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo GEIDAI). Awarded Ataga Award.
1973, earned MM degree from Southern Mississippi University. 1973-74, attended the Eastman School of Music and performed in the Eastman Wind Ensemble under Dr. Donald Hunsberger.
Performing Artist and Clinician at ITECs in 1983, 1986, 1990, 1992, 1995, and 1997.
Served as Euphonium Coordinator and the International VP for TUBA/ITEA.
Founded the Tokyo Bari-Tuba Ensemble and the Euphonium Company. Solo Euphoniumist with the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. Instructor of Euphonium and Ensemble at the Kunitachi College of Music, the Sobi Music Academy, the Soai University and the Toho Gakuen College.
Other appearances in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, hawaii and China. Solo recordings for Sony include Invitation to Playing Trombone and Euphonium et. al. Has also written for various professional magazines, including the Band Journal, the Band People and the Pipers.
-ITEA (Windsong Press)
2008 Cincinnati ITEC Program
Tour Miura was born in Osaka, Japan in 1948. In 1971, he earned a B.M. Degree from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts, Conservatory of Music, where he studied under Professor Kiyoshi Ohishi. In 1973, Mr. Miura received an M.M. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he studied with Raymond Young. The same year, he attended the First International T.U.B.A Symposium held at Indiana University - Bloomington. From 1973 to 1974, he studied with Cherry Beauregard at the Eastman School of Music and performed in the Eastman Wind Ensemble, conducted by Donald Hunsberger. At present, he is professor of the euphonium and wind orchestras of the Kunitachi College of Music (originally founded in 1926 as the Tokyo Conservatory of Music). Because of that, he took early retirement from the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra where he has been performing as the solo euphoniumist (1978-2007). Mr. Miura founded the Tokyo Bari-Tuba Ensemble and The Euphonium Company.
As a soloist, he has presented performances at six International Tuba Euphonium Conferences and two International brass Congresses. As a founding member of TUBA/ITEA, he has served as the International Representative for Japan, Euphonium Coordinator, and the Vice President for International Relationships and, as well, on the organization’s Board of Directors.
-2008 International Tuba Euphonium Conference Program
Toru Miura (J) is the solo euphoniumist with the Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra. He is also a lecture of euphonium and ensemble at the Kunitachi College of Music. He directs the Tokyo Bari-Tuba Ensemble and the Euphonium Company as their founder. Mr. Miura has been a performing artist and a clinician at many international conferences for tuba, euphonium and all brasses.
Other appearances outside of Japan also include solo performances and clinics in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, Hawaii and China. Solo recordings include “Invitation to Playing Trombone and Euphonium” (Sony), and a new solo CD on the Denon label. His euphonium method is published by Dorm Music and three solo books Euphonium I, II, III are published by To a Music Company. He is also active as a writer for various professional magazines, including Band Journal, Band People and Pipers.
Miura earned his B.M. degree from Tokyo National University of Fine arts and Music where he studied under Kiyoshi Ohishi, the Distinguished President of Japan-Euphonium Tuba Association. In 1973, Miura graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with the M.M. degree, where he studied with Raymond Young. From 1973-1974, he attended the Eastman School of Music and performed in the Eastman Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Donald Hunsberger. He has served as the Euphonium Coordinator and the Vice President for International Relations for T.U.B.A. At the present time, he is a member of the Board of Directors for T.U.BA. and is the Vice President of J.E.T.A. Tour Miura is a Boosey & Hawkes artist.
-1997 International Tuba Euphonium Association Program
Tokyo Bari-Tuba Ensemble under the direction of Toru Miura, ca. 1980
Rhapsody for Euphonium by James Curnow. Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
1986 ITEC photo