HARADA Koichiro

HARADA Koichiro

Violin
HARADA Koichiro

 Born in 1945, Koichiro Harada studied violin, chamber music and conducting at the Toho Gakuen School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music under Hideo Saito, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Dorothy Delay and Ivan Galamian.

 In 1969, Mr. Harada founded the renowned Tokyo String Quartet in which he played first violin for 12 years, and his chamber music engagements led him to prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Highly acclaimed for his talent, technique and musicality, he later began teaching overseas at major music learning centers including the Cleveland Conservatory and Aspen Music Festival.

 Mr. Harada returned to Tokyo in 1983 and has since formed several other notable chamber music ensembles among them NADA and Mito Quartet. He has performed at numerous music festivals, among them, Aspen Music Festival, Nagano-Aspen Music Festival, the Ishikawa Music Academy and Kurashiki Music Festival.

 Also an acclaimed conductor, Koichiro Harada often appears with the New Japan Philharmonic, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo, and many more.

 In addition to his concert activities, Mr. Harada is a Professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music and has been invited as a jury member to many international competitions: Concours Music International Reine Elisabeth de Belgique, International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Concorso Internazionale Di Violino “Premio N. Paganini”, Concours International de Violin “Henryk Wieniawski”. In 2005, he was president of the jury of the Concours International Long-Thibaud.

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  • Hamamatsu City
  • Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation

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Support

Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Agency for Cultural Affairs; Shizuoka Prefectural Government; Japan Federation of Musicians; Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC); Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities; The Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan (PTNA); The Hamamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Jiji Press,Ltd.; Sankei Shimbun; Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.; The Mainichi Newspapers; The Yomiuri Shimbun; The Asahi Shimbun Shizuoka General Bureau; Shizuoka Shimbun/Shizuoka Broadcasting System; The Chunichi Shimbun, Tokai Headquarters; Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK); Shizuoka Asahi Television; Shizuoka Daiichi Television; Shizuoka Telecasting; Ongaku no Tomo Sha Corp.; CHOPIN Magazine; K-mix; FM-Haro!; Hamamatsu Cable Television; Kawai Musical Instruments Mfg. Co., Ltd.; The Piano Gallery, Ltd.; Roland Corporation; Yamaha Corporation

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