​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...

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

Improvisation, Field Recording/Phonograph, Noise,

Silence/Stillness within Noise/Sounds


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

Being in Silence, Nature and Hiking 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/history 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: Baroque, Classical, Contemporary music ensemble (London), on Violin or Viola

Cohen Ensemble: Classical 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 orchestra (London), on Violin

Les Jardins Musicaux: Symphony orchestra (Schweiz) on Violin 

Musicity: Sound art, on Violin + Noise/Field Recordings

Musique Des Lumieres: Baroque music 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 Experimental 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

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)