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Born in Chiba/Japan, Chihiro Ono is a London based Japanese violinist, also plays viola. Specialising in Music, such as baroque, classical, contemporary, new, experimental music, and folkloric, noise, improvisation, field recording and art of sounds.

She has been performing on stage and broadcasted on media as a chamber musician at major festival and venues, working with various type of esteemed ensembles and composers such as Apartment House, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, CHROMA, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Modern, Klangforum Wien, London Mozart Players, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, G.Aperghis, F.Cerha, P.Eötvös, B.Ferneyhough, H.Lachemann, S.Reich and more.

​As a stringed-instruments player, she has been giving workshops for young composers at institutions, such as Royal College of Music, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Goldsmith University of London, Royal Holloway University of London, LSO Composer Scheme (UK) and Tokyo College of Music (JP). 

 

Since 2018, alongside of stage-performing in Performing arts, Chihiro intensified her appearance as a sound artist through some commissioned pieces, collaborating and producing for live-performance, radio, film and theatre with various like-minded artists, such as ARCO, Forced Entertainment, Waste Paper Opera.

In 2024, she has been selected to be one of Sound and Music's In Motion 2024 Composers in London, UK. 

 

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 her own extremely strong visions on sounds.

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

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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