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Sat, Jun 10



E-TIME: Bilingual Service

Join us for E-TIME on Saturday, June 10, at 7 PM in the sanctuary! E-TIME is a bilingual service for English and Japanese speakers. This month, we will hear special music and testimony from Hanna Tatsuki.

E-TIME: Bilingual Service
E-TIME: Bilingual Service


Jun 10, 2023, 7:00 PM

GVBC, 1630 W 158th St, Gardena, CA 90247, USA


Learn about the musicians playing at E-Time on June 10 at 7 PM!

Hanna Tatsuki

Hanna studied viola in France as a Rotary Foundation full scholarship student at Conservatoire National de Musique de Paris and Conservatoire National de Boulogne in France after graduated Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts in Japan. Her string ensemble; Nagaokakyo Ensemble received Exxon Mobil Music Award and was invited to many music festivals in Europe. She played in Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra in Japan. Currently, her residence is in the Los Angeles area and she plays actively having solo recitals, many ensembles, some recordings, musical opera, and orchestra concerts. She also has a passion as an educator for the next generation and established the kids and youth string ensemble, Arck Chamber Strings, in the LA area. She is a director of the M3 concert series in San Gabriel.

She also graduated from Theology at Doshisha University.

Mana Tatsuki

Mana Tatsuki, 18, is a senior at California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley, in the Strings and Orchestra Program of the Instrumental Music Conservatory, where she has been concertmaster of the CSArts-SGV Symphonia since the eighth grade. Mana attended numerous summer programs, including Boston University Tanglewood Institute, Montecito Music Festival in LA, and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michi (Full Scholarship), studying orchestral works, chamber works, and solo repertoire. She participated in the RISE Orchestra and joined the recording project taking place at Warner Brothers Studio. She is a part of the Fried Music Precollege and the Colburn Community School of the Arts. Mana currently studies with Jin-Shan Dai, and previous teachers include Peter Marsh and Hana Kim, and has participated in masterclasses from Martin Chalifour and Moni Simeonov. Mana enjoys playing chamber works and orchestral works and is dedicated to winning a position in a professional orchestra in the future. Starting fall of 2023, she will be studying violin performance at the University of California Los Angeles - Herb Alpert School of Music under the tutelage of Varty Maneoulian.

Samuel Tatsuki

Samuel Tatsuki is a freshman at the California School of the Arts in Los Angeles. He started playing the violin at age 4 and switched to viola at age 7 while studying with his mother, Hanna Tatsuki, up until age 12. He currently studies with Michael Larco and studies the Alexander Technique with Eddy Malave.  In the summer of 2022, he attended Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute’s Viola Workshop and the Young Artists Orchestra where he served as principal viola. This summer he will be attending the Perlman Music Program. He has won numerous prizes for his viola performance including Charleston International European Music Competition(1st prize), the Southern California Viola Society Youth Competition(2nd), Bach Festival(1st & 2nd), and the Pasadena Showcase(2nd). At the Colburn Community School, his string quartet, the Evie Quartet, has won the 1st and grand prize at the Coltman Competition and the bronze medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition.  In 2021, Sam and his friends co-founded a non-profit organization “ARCK Chamber” which connects musicians to communities that aren’t exposed to live music. In his free time, Sam enjoys listening to music and playing piano.

Naoko Suga

Chorus Director, Vocal coach/repetiteur with Kentucky Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Boulder Opera Company, and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Music director for Opera lowa, and was a member of the music staff at Opera in the Ozarks, Land of Enchantment Opera Institute, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Degrees in Collaborative Piano from the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Music Academy of the West. Recent projects include the American premiere of Hideaki Hi-rai's opera, Kaguya Hime, at the Aratani Theater in Little Tokyo (2015). In 2016 she was appointed as the Chorus Master for Orange County Friendship Choir's collaboration with the LA Doctor's Symphony's performance of Brahms' Deutsches Requiem. In 2019, her South Bay Singers debuted professionally with Pacific Opera Project in Puc-cini's Madama Butterfly. Currently, Ms. Suga is the Director of South Bay Singers, South Bay Singers Juniors, the LA Oratorio Chorus, and the women's ensemble, Voice Lab. http://


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