Hisako HIRATA - artist biography

Ms. Hirata began studying piano at the age of four. Born in Japan and after moving to France in 2005, she made her debut at Salle Cortot in Paris. Then she is invited to music festivals in France such as Polish Library, American Church, Automobile club and in Europe, Musica Viva(Portugal), Wroclaw Philharmonic, Soiree Liszt, Brzeg castle, Paderewski Center(Poland). Her recital at the music festival “Nuits de la Citadelle” in Sisteron was praised on the front page of the newspaper “La Provence”.
        Ms. Hirata has made orchestra appearances worldwide. These include les Symphonistes d'Aquitaine, the Sofia National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Sofia Festival Orchestra, the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Osaka Century Orchestra, the Hikarigaoka Orchestra and the Ibaraki Symphonic Orchestra.
        Ms. Hirata won the 3rd Prize in the International F. Liszt Piano Competition (Poland), 1st Prize in the Brest International Piano Competition(France), Finalist in the Pianoopen International Competition(France), French Music special prize winner and Chopin special prize winner in the International Piano Competition in Rabat(Morocco) and 1st Prize winner in Young Artist Competition (Japan).
        Ms. Hirata obtained Superior Diploma of Piano execution and a scholarship (Fuji TV) and Superior Professional Diploma of Solfege and a scholarship (Zaleski Foundation) from Ecole Normal de Musique de Paris, a Bachelor and a Master Degree from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (prof. Halina Czerny-Stefanska). Unanimous 1st prize with felicitation by jury of Accompanist Diploma at Meudon Conservatory. She was invited to Portugal from Viseu Conservatory with a scholarship to take part in the masterclass and to give the recitals. She studied period instruments such as harpsichord, clavichord and forte-piano at Paris Conservatory (CRR-Paris) and obtained Concertist Diploma at unanimity of jury .  She awarded unanimous 1st prize of harpsichord at Issy Conservatory. She got Virtuosity and Concert Diploma at Schola Cantorum in Paris.
         Started her Collaboration with dance at Houille Conservatory, currently dance pianist at Paris municipal conservatory and Puteaux conservatory.
         Recorded 4 CD : 3 CD on Liszt’s works (Tifl, Jeysmusic), Portuguese Chember Music CD (Miso Music). Her concert was broadcasted by Portuguese radio Antena2.

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