Jun Saotome was born in 1985 and started to play oboe when he was 16 years old. He got his bachelor in music from Tokyo University of Arts in 2009. Jun continued to masters in the same university but in 2010 he decided to go to Paris for further studies. From 2010 to 2013 he studied in Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris (CRR de Paris) and got the Diplôme de Concertiste. Right after his studies , Jun started to play in Turku Philharmonic Orchestra since 2013.
Besides practicing and playing oboe, Jun has a passion for knitting and sewing a lot. Jun's dream is to make his own tail coat for concerts in the future. Let's see how long it will take for Jun to get there! Knitting and sewing makes Jun's brain empty and relaxed. Talking about making brain empty and relaxed, Jun is also practicing yoga lead by 2nd violin leader Ilana Gothóni at least once a week. Now we guess Jun knows how to relax, and not just sit on the couch watching TV (sometimes he does though...).
Now it sounds like like Jun is relaxing too much, but he does have passion for music as well. Jun loves to play the English horn also and when he has to play that in orchestra , Jun is always in a great mood and he looks happy.
Playing the oboe and the english horn is the most important in Jun's life and he will not stop doing that until the end of his life.