​Chihiro ONO

Born in Chiba/Japan, I am a heavily classical trained violinist (on modern and baroque) and a viola player for chamber music, performing and broadcasting on stage and media across the world. After achieving several prizes nationally and internationally in the classical music world with my J.B.Guadagnini1766, I started combining different musical fields into my world. 

Now my performing arts' repertoire and activity ranges are Medieval, Baroque, Classical, Contemporary, Experimental music/theatre, Improvisation, Noise, Field recording and Sound art. Since 2018, my structural/compositional sound art work has officially intensified. 

I chose especially music and violin as a tool for exploring human, space, time and sounds. 

Why music? Because it is a fascinating multi tool, so as violin is.

Music is the oldest communication tool for humans, that has been with us from the very beginning of our life on 

this Earth. By this tool, we think we can communicate with the others, and change a perspective of the whole 

existence. By being actively dedicated to music, you can learn and discover many things on human more than you 

imagine. One of the most enjoyable mysteries I enjoy is seeing shapes, lines and colours when I hear music.

Why do crossover in music? Because I am a curious musician. 

I am very obsessed with sounds, e.g. sound shape of the note/s, direction of the phrase. It is a kind of nightmare. 

I have never feeling relaxed with music or soudns. Creating music or making noise with sounds means a life-form needs to express something with soul, to the others. Every single note/sound has a meaning. 

I would like to understand what is all about. 

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". As my first name Chihiro's "智尋"

meaning is "searching for wisdom", I am on that journey since. 

Sounds are vocabularies, and Music is a language, which has various types. It is for all of us, without any boundaries.                                   pic @Rhys Haberfield