​Chihiro ONO

Born in Japan I, Chihiro Ono 小野智尋, am a Violinist (on modern and baroque) and a Viola player, performing and broadcasting on stage and media across the world to connect people, space and the world of colourful sounds 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 Chihiro's (智尋) meaning is "searching for wisdom". Since this chopsticks event, I am on my journey to discover things on our beloved planet. 

I passionately love nature and activities in creating, expressing, discovering things mentally and physically that related us and this world. I chose especially music as a tool for that activities, to explore human beings' mind and abilities we have. Why music? Because I love music. Music changes the perspective of the whole existence. Music teaches us everything. 

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.