Born in Japan I, Chihiro Ono 小野智尋, am a Violinist and a Viola player, performing and broadcasting on stage and media across the world, trying to connect people and space by musical activities.
I began my musical journey aged at 8 months, copying violin playing with two chopsticks before I could even walk. My first name (智尋/Chihiro)'s meaning is "searching for wisdom", since this chopsticks event, I am on my journey to discover things in this world, on this beloved planet.
I passionately love nature, and activities in creating, expressing and discovering things that related us (mentally and physically) and our world in arts. I chose especially music as a tool to explore human abilities, link people and places, and open human beings' minds.
My repertoire ranges are Medieval, Baroque (on period instruments), Classical, Contemporary, Experimental Music/Theatre, Performing Art, Improvisation, Noise, and Sound Art. Also I feel strongly connected with Japanese traditional music, sounds and theatre. I am a pure Japanese after all!