Hibiki Inamoto
Hibiki was born in Osaka in 1977, and debuted on stage at the age of five. Since he was a young child, he has given more than 100 on-stage performances in a year. At eighteen, he went to study at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich, Germany. His concert was broadcasted live throughout Europe and was critically acclaimed. In 2000, he encounters the incredible New York Steinway model and begins to carry his special order piano to concert halls across the nation. In 2002, along with actor, Masachika Ichimura, he put on the play, “Umi no Ueno Pianist (The Pianist on the Sea)” in which he was the music director, composer and performer. The play had sixty successful runs and caused a considerable stir. He also performed for the “Benishidare (Red Weeping Cherry Blossom) Concert” at Heian Jingu Shrine in Kyoto, and drew 5,000 audiences creating a record high. Hibiki has also composed the theme songs for the World Expo Japan’s Female Statue Exhibition Hall and the Mori Art Museum Picasso Exhibition. Since 2004, he has performed with top musicians of the Berlin Philharmonic and has received recognition with his accurate technique.
His appearance in mediums such as TV and newspapers are increasing rapidly.
Last September, he took part in a duel live, against tap dancer, Kazunori Kumagai called “Tapman×Pianoman×Movieman.” And just at the perfect timing when the two young and energetic artists’ duel was the talk of the town, he released the album, “Pianoman.”
He will be the music director, composer and performer for the film “Nagai Sanpo (A Long Walk)” by director Eiji Okuda, starring Ken Ogata.
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