第5回TIPCについて

Conductor & Orchestra

Conductor

Junichi HIROKAMI [ Japan / Conductor ]


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Junichi Hirokami began his career at the age of 26 after winning the first Kondrashin International Conducting Competition in Amsterdam.  Since then, Hirokami has appeared as guest conductor with major orchestras throughout the world including the Orchestre National de France, Berlin Radio Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony, and Wiener Symphoniker.

Hirokami had served as chief Conductor of Norrköping Symphony, Limburg Symphony, Principal Guest Conductor of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Principal Conductor of Japan Philharmonic and Music Director of Columbus Symphony.  In recent years, he has been a guest conductor of orchestras which include Vancouver Symphony, L'Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, New Zealand Symphony, São Paulo Symphony, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra of Moscow, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig.

Hirokami has served as Chief Conductor and Artistic Advisor at Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and its 13th season.  In 2015 he received 46th Suntory Music Award with Kyoto Symphony Orchestra together. 

He serves as professor at the conducting division of Tokyo College of Music.
Awards include among others first prize in the cello category of the 50th Japan Music Competition in 1981, the Kyoto Music prize in 1990, the Osaka Prefecture Culture Festival Prize in 1992, the Kyoto prefecture Cultural Contribution Award in 2004, and Kyoto City Cultural Merit Award in 2017.
He is currently a professor of Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. 

Orchestra

Seto Philharmonic Orchestra

The Seto Philharmonic Orchestra was established in November 2001 as a non-profit organization to stimulate musical culture throughout the region. In order to pursue this goal further and gain wider support, the organization became a general incorporated association in April 2009, and then, a public interest incorporated association in January 2010.

Since its first regular performance, the orchestra has provided opportunities for people to experience music firsthand in a variety of forms, including ensemble performances at community centers. In music appreciation programs provided at elementary and junior high schools in particular, the orchestra incorporates such elements as conducting experience and joint sessions with school bands. These efforts are aimed at fostering the joy of music in young people, thereby expanding and consolidating the base of music lovers in Kagawa. As Shikoku’s only professional orchestra, the orchestra receives many requests for concerts from businesses and local government organizations.

It was awarded the Kagawa Prefecture Culture and Art Encouragement Prize in 2014.


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