​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…


Ferenc Rados (Pianist), Andras Keller (Violinist),

Natural/Social Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Geopolitics, Choreography, Architecture, Art Object, Cinematography,

Photography, Traditional Crafts etc...

Folkloric Music/Sounds/Movements (Noh, Gagaku, Gamelan, Kecak, Flamenco, Jazz etc),  

Improvisation, Field Recording/Phonography, Noise,

Silence/Stillness within Noise/Sounds


Making/Drawing things, Reading Books, Searching, Taking Photographs (by my mobile only, see Insta!),

Correcting Sounds, Being in Silence, Nature/Mountains


Own Projects

Concert/Recital Series

"Air from London" (on chamber music), 

 "Solo in London Churches" (on violin/viola).

Lecture Recital Series

"Mad Tea Party" (on art of music with violin solo)

Workshop on music 

Produce Musical Performances and Creations by using available outside/inside spaces


Work/ed with

as a Solo, Leader, Co-Leader, Section-Leader, Tutti on Violin 1st, 2nd and Viola

ARCO: Experimental music/theatre group (London), on Violin or Viola

Apartment House: Contemporary music group (London), on Violin 

Anjali: Dance company (U.K), on Violin and Viola

BittersuitesDance group (London and N.Y.), on Violin

CHROMA: Chamber ensemble (London), on Violin or Viola

Cohen Ensemble: Chamber ensemble (London), on Violin

Ensemble Modern: Contemporary music ensemble (Germany), on Viola or Violin

hr-sinfonieorchester: Symphony orchestra (Germany) on Viola

London Mozart Players: Classical music Chamber rrchestra (London), on Violin

Musicity: Sound art with Violin + Noise/Field Recordings

Musique Des Lumieres: Classical music Chamber ensemble (Schweiz), on Violin

Ossian: Contemporary music group (London), on Violin or Viola

Opera Project: Opera Production company (UK), on Violin 
Phaedra: Contemporary music String quartet (London), on Violin or Viola 

Squib-Box: Artist collectives on Avant-garde music (London), on Violin or Viola

Tokyo Symphony Orchestra: (Japan) on Violin 


Broadcasted on

BBC Radio3, Japan Sound Portrait , Resonance FM (UK), Bartok Radio (Hungary), SWR (Germany), NHK (Japan), 



Perform/ed Venue and Festival at


Suntory Hall, Oji Hall, Takemitsu Hall, TokyoMetoropoitanTheatre  (Tokyo),

Wigmore Hall, Barbican, South Bank Centre, Kings Place, Cafe OTOTate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery (London), Schoenberg Centre (Wien), Frankfurt Alte Oper, Oper Frankfurt, Philharmonic Essen, Philharmonie Koln, Berlin Philharmonie (Germany), Teatro Coliseo (Buenos Aires)


Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Aldeburgh Festival, KammerKlang, Block Universe, Tete a Tete, nonclassical (UK), Jardins Musicaux (Suisse), Salzburg Festival (Austria), Sacrum+profanum (Poland), Donauenschinger Musiktag (Germany)