​Chihiro ONO

I began my musical journey at the age of 8 months with copying violin playing with two chopsticks before I could even walk/talk. 

At the age of 9, I wrote "I want to master Music". I chose especially music and violin as a tool for exploring human, space, time and sounds.

As my first name Chihiro's "智尋"meaning is "searching for wisdom", I am on that journey since. 

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Born in Chiba, Japan, Chihiro Ono is a London-based Japanese violinist (also plays viola and baroque violin) and sound artist, Specialising in baroque / classical / contemporary / new / experimental / folkloric music, noise, improvisation, Field recording and sound art.

She has been performing on stage and broadcasted on media as a solo chamber musician at major festival and venues, working with esteemed experimental / classical ensembles and composers such as Ensemble Modern, Apartment House, CHROMA, London Mozart Players, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, G.Aperghis, B.Ferneyhough, H.Lachemann, S.Reich and more.

 

Alongside performing in arts on stage, since 2018 Chihiro’s work as a sound artist has led to her producing works for radio, theatre and film productions in the UK, and collaborating with artists. Her creative work draws on influences from a rich variety of repertoires, encompassing folklore, field recording, improvisation, Western and Eastern musical/theatrical methods, elements, techniques and philosophies with the extremely strong vision/s on sounds.

I play J.B.Guadagnini 1766 (violin), A.Guastalla 1920 (viola) and J.Pawlikowski 2008 (baroque violin).