​Chihiro ONO



Royal College of Music - Master of Music in Advanced Performance (Distinction)

Guildhall School of Music and Drama - Postgraduate Artist Diploma on AIS (Advanced Instrumental Studies - Intensive course for Soloists)

Toho Gakuen School of Music - B.Mus (Hons) 

Toho Gakuen Music High School 

Hanazono Junior High School 

Hata Primary School 

Mentor, Influenced by and Interested in…


Andras Keller (violinist), Kenji Kobayashi (violinist), Ferenc Rados (pianist)

Natural Science, Social Science, Philosophy, Architecture, Design, Art object, Traditional crafts, Antiques, Choreography, Cinematography, Photography, Traditions and Beliefs

Folkloric Music (e.g. Noh, Gagaku, Gamelan, Kecak, Flamenco, Jazz), 

Improvisation, Field Recording, Noise, Sounds,

and Stillness


Making/Drawing, Reading, Searching, Taking Photographs (by my mobile only, see Insta!), Being in Silence, Nature and Hiking Mountains


Own Projects

"Solo in Tokyo cafe or bar" since 2000

(lecture recital series with violin alone) 

"Solo in London Churches" since 2003

(solo recital series with violin/viola) 

"Mad Tea Party" since 2017

(lecture recital on art/history of music, with violin alone) 

WorkshopProduce and Create since 2012

(musical performances/activities in outside/inside)


Work/ed with

as a Solo, Leader, Co-Leader, Section-Leader, Tutti or Sound-artist

on Violin or Viola

ARCO: Experimental music/theatre group (London)

Apartment House: Experimental music group (London)

Anjali: Dance company (U.K)

BittersuitesDance group (London and N.Y.)

CHROMA: Baroque/Classical/Contemporary music ensemble (London)

Cohen Ensemble: Classical chamber ensemble (London)

Ensemble Modern: Contemporary music ensemble (Germany)

hr-sinfonieorchester: Symphony orchestra (Germany)

London Mozart Players: Classical music chamber orchestra (London)

Les Jardins Musicaux: Symphony orchestra (Schweiz) 

Musicity: Sound art (London)

Musique Des Lumieres: Baroque music ensemble (Schweiz)

Ossian: Contemporary music group (London)

Opera Project: Opera Production company (UK)
Phaedra: Contemporary music String quartet (London)

Squib-Box: Artist collectives on Experimental music (London)

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra: (Japan) 


Broadcasted on

BBC Radio3, Japan Sound Portrait , Resonance FM (UK), 

Bartok Radio (Hungary), SWR (Germany), NHK (Japan), 



Perform/ed Venue and Festival at

Wigmore Hall, Barbican, South Bank Centre, Kings Place, Cafe OTOTate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery, Royal Albert Hall, (London), 

Schoenberg Centre (Wien), Frankfurt Alte Oper, Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonic Essen, Philharmonie Koln, Berlin Philharmonie (Germany), Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires), Suntory Hall, Oji Hall, Takemitsu Hall, TokyoMetoropoitanTheatre  (Tokyo),


Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Aldeburgh Festival, KammerKlang, Women of the World, Block Universe, Tete a Tete, nonclassical (UK), Jardins Musicaux (Suisse), Salzburg Festival (Austria), Sacrum+profanum (Poland),

Donauenschinger Musiktagcresc..., Darmstadt, (Germany)