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Concert / Tsunami Charity
Thu, 15 Oct 2015 – 18:30

Gala Concert in aid of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami – as part of Takeichiro Hirai‘s 60th Anniversary of his Professional Début (Iwate Kenmin Concert Hall, Iwate, Japan) 

Artists: Takeichiro Hirai (cello), Hideaki Hirai (conductor), Motoki Hirai (piano), etc.

Concert / Composition
Wed, 30 September 2015
48th Concert of Contemporary Japanese Lieder presented by Association of Composer and Authors in Japan (Chairman: Takeichiro Hirai). New lied by Takeichiro Hirai will be premièred. (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Recital Hall)
Concert
Wed, 16 September 2015 – 14:00
Takeichiro Hirai will be a special guest artist conducting works by Koto Master (Iemoto) Yasuko Nakashima, celebrating her 90th Birthday.

Artist: Yasuko Nakashima (koto), Takeichiro Hirai (conductor), Seiha Gassodan (koto ensemble)
Concert
Sat, 29 August 2015
Summer Concert 2014 (Shibuya Cultural Hall Owada)
Takeichiro Hirai (artistic director / conductor)
Media / Review
Fri, 14 August 2015
Yomiuri News Paper (Japan) – Concert Review
Media / Review
Mon, 3 August 2015
NIKKEI News Paper (Japan) – Concert Review

Concert
Thu, 23 July 2015 – 19:00
Gala Concert – Takeichiro Hirai’s 60th Anniversary of his Professional Début (Kioi Hall, Tokyo)
Performers: Takeichiro Hirai (cello), Motoki Hirai (piano) and Hideaki Hirai (conductor) with Diamond Jubilee Orchestra

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Special Wine
Thu, 23 July 2015
Vintage wine “Takeichiro Hirai and Pablo Casals” (Chateau Brilliant 1992) will be released by TBS Vintage Classics / SADOYA, celebrating Takeichiro Hirai’s 60th Anniversary of Professional career as a cellist.

Info  >>           TBSishop >>   SADOYA >>

Media
Mon, 20 July 2015 – 21:30
TBS Radio – Broadcasting 1961 Live recording of Boccherini Cello Concerto under Pablo Casals conducting (Japan)

Media
Wed, 15 July 2015
The Music and Dance Press (Japan) 

Media / Interview
July 2015
July issue of “Ongaku Gendai” – An Interview article

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Media
June 2015
‘Hanna’ Magazine
Article on the Cello recital on 10th May 2015 at Ino Hall and the ceremony to celebrate the opening of Kozaburo Hirai Memorial Gallery in Ino-cho, Kochi Pref., Japan.

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Composition / Concert
Sat, 16 May 2015
Takeichiro Hirai was commissioned to write the school song of Yoyogi-Sanya Elementary School (Shibuya, Tokyo) founded in April 2015, which will be performed at the opening ceremony of the new school.

Concert
Sun, 10 May 2015 – 13:00 & 16:30 [2 Performances]
Special Gala Concert to celebrate the launch of Kozaburo Hirai Memorial Gallery & Museum in Ino City (Kochi, Japan) with Takeichiro Hirai (cello), Motoki Hirai (piano)

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Concert
Sat, 9 May 2015
Takeichiro Hirai will be conducting the works for Ino Choir composed by his father, Kozabuzo Hirai and his own including the new town song, which was commissioned by Ino Town in 2006 at the opening ceremony concert at New ‘Ino Town Hall’. ( Kochi, Japan )

Artist: Takeichiro Hirai (conductor), Ino Philharmonic Chorus

 Program >>   

Media / Interview
May, 2015
Kochi Shimbun – An article on the Cello recital on 10th May 2015 at Ino Hall (Ino-cho, Kochi-pref., Japan)

Media / Interview
Sun, 4 January 2015 – 17:05
BNS Niigata Radio – An interview with selected live recordings from the performances in Niigata City (Japan)

CD
Wed, 3 December 2014
Live recording CD of 47th Concert of Contemporary Japanese Lieder presented by Association of Composer and Authors in Japan (Chairman: Takeichiro Hirai) will be released.

Concert
Tue, 2 December 2014 – 19:00
Cello Recital in Niigata City Music & Culture Hall (Niigata, Japan)
Programme to include Works for cello and piano by J.S.Bach, Beethoven, Casals and Takeichiro Hirai.
Motoki Hirai (piano)

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Media
Sun, 23 November 2014
Niigata Nippo Newspaper – An article on Cello Recital on 2 December 2014 in Niigata City Music & Culture Hall (Niigata, Japan)

Media
Thu, 20 November 2014
Niigata Nippo Newspaper – An article on the upcoming première of Fantasy ‘Echigo’ (2014) for Cello and Piano at the Recital on 2 December 2014 in Niigata City Music & Culture Hall (Niigata, Japan)

Media
November 2014
‘JASRAC NOW’ – An Article on 47th Concert of Contemporary Japanese Lieder presented by Association of Composer and Authors in Japan (Chairman: Takeichiro Hirai), where Takeichiro Hirai premièred his new composition.

Concert / Composition
Sun, 24 September 2014
47th Concert of Contemporary Japanese Lieder presented by Association of Composer and Authors in Japan (Chairman: Takeichiro Hirai). New lied by Takeichiro Hirai will be premièred. (Tokyo Bunka Kaikan, Recital Hall)

Concert 
Thu, 28 August 2014
Summer Concert 2014 – Celebrating Takeichiro Hirai’s 77th Birthday. (Shibuya Cultural Hall Owada)

Media
May 2014
Record Geijutsu – Review on his new CD

Media
May 2014
Bravo Magazine – Introduction about his CD

Media
April 2014
Record Geijutsu – Review on his new CD

CD New Release
Wed, 19 March 2014
New CD (Universal Classics)

Live recordings of 1961 historical début concert by Takeichiro Hirai, performing cello concertos by Dvorak and Boccherini under Pablo Casals conducting with special bonus track of the official speech made by both artists which broadcast on radio at that time. All the tracks have previously unreleased.

Media
Mon, 10 March 2014
Mainichi Newspaper – An article on his new CD

Media
Mon, 10 March 2014
Shikoku Newspaper – An article on his new CD

Media
Wed, 5 March 2014
Tokyo Newspaper – An article on his new CD

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Media
Wed, 5 March 2014
El Mundo – An article on his new CD

Media
Tue, 4 March 2014
Ryukyu Shimbun – An article on his new CD

Media
Tue, 4 March 2014
Asahi Shimbun – An article on his new CD

Media
Tue, 4 March 2014
TBS News – Broadcast on his new CD

CD NEW RELEASE

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