Hiroaki Matsuno was born in Kofu (Yamanashi-ken), began his musical training from the age of two years, and at the age of six participated in a tour to Canada and the USA organized by the Talent Education Research Institute (Suzuki Method). He was the winner of the 1st prize at the junior highschool section of the Student Music Concour.
In 1986 he started his studies at Toho Gakuen College of Music and while still being a student, was awarded the 3rd Prize in the Japan Music Competition and selected as one of the winners of Tokyo Chamber Music Competition. In 1987 he was taking part in the Saito Kinen Orchestra Europe Tour as youngest orchestra member. From 1988 he continued his studies at the New England Conservatory. At the same time he was appointed as concert master of New England Chamber Orchestra and also on various occasions appeared as soloist.
After having returned to Japan in 1990, he kept continuing his collaboration with European ensembles, mainly with the English Chamber Orchestra and several French orchestras. Furthermore Hiroaki Matsuno frequently appeared as a soloist with major European orchestras as well as leading Japanese orchestras. He is continuously appointed a guest concert master of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and Kyushu Symphony Orchestra. In 1996 and 1997 he held a series of solo recitals in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, which won high recognition among critics as well as the audience. So far he performed with leading artists of the 20th century like Isaac Stern and Alexander Schneider. Hiroaki Matsuno is highly appreciated for his excellent technique as well as his wide-ranged repertoire from classical to contemporary music.



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