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Asagi ITO is a Japanese saxophonist based in Brussels. She studied the saxophone at the Tokyo National University of Fine arts and Music and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris.
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, 2012 ).
In 2015 she interpreted the Concerto in Eb by A.Glazounov with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. As an orchestral saxophonist she is highly in demand in Japan and Europe.
She is invited as a guest teacher every year by the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy in Thailand, and she is the assistant teacher in the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles.