▼Der Ring Tokyo Orchestra (DRT)

DRT is a member of N&F, a company known for its high quality recording and disc production.

The orchestra was established in 2013 with the aim of creating a new sound from Japan without being bound by the conventional wisdom of orchestras.

The orchestra is composed of young professional musicians who graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, Toho Gakuen School of Music, Kunitachi College of Music, Musashino Academia Musicae, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music, and others.

The name "Der Ring" is an allusion to Wagner's masterpiece "Der Ring des Nibelungen", which swept the world with its progressive, original and pioneering spirit.

The orchestra's debut concert was held on August 31, 2018, and in the Mainichi Shimbun's "This Year (retrospective)" of the same year, "The orchestra's sound at the public concert was described as a marvelous revolution in softness, color, and musical richness".



▼Yoshinori Nishiwaki,conductor

He worked for the Philips Classics in Nippon Phonogram Company (Universal Music at present) for 28 years since 1971, and during the

period he served as a recording producer of such artists as Lola Bobesco (violin) and Antonio Meneses (cello). In 2001 he established N&F Co.,Ltd.

in partnership with Suenori Fukui who had also served for Philips Classics as a recording engineer. Since then they have produced the recordings

of Joseph Lin (violin), Dai Miyata (cello), Saito Kinen Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Mito Chamber Orchestra, Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble among many. He studied conducting method and vocalise under Michel Corboz in his master class held in Abbaye de Noirlac, France, in 2001. In 2013, he founded the Der Ring Tokyo Orchestra, where he serves as both conductor and recording producer .

In 2020, he received the seventh JASRAC Music Culture Award.



Bizet:  Symphony in C, Wagner:Siegfried Idyll,

Schubert: Symphony No.7 "Unfinished" 

Bruckner:  Symphony No.7

Mendelssohn :"Italian"   Beethoven: Sym.No.7 

Haydn: Sym.No.104 "London"  Mozart: Sym.No.31"Paris"

Mozart: Violin Concerto"Turkish", Symphony No.29 

Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 "Scottish"

Beethoven: Symphony No.3 "Eroica"  CD &  SACD

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No.5

Bruckner: Symphony No.3 "Wagner" CD & SACD