Hikaru

Hikaru was born on June 18th, 1984, in Hokkaido,Japan.?He started his professional career at age 17, ?which was only a year after started playing the acoustic guitar at age 16. ?In those days, he used to practice at least 15 hours every day. ?By using only one acoustic guitar without multiplex recordings, he can express various sounds such as Percussion, Slap bass, tapping, DJ scratch, Techno beat, some ethnic musical instruments(Indian, African, Spanish, Japanese, Caribbean ), etc...?It was really difficult for people to believe that he could do it so.?His playing style is very unique that overthrows the traditional guitar concepts.?He was favorably reviewed by some music magazines as "the world level without objection", and quoted, "What a surprise! He got a bright future ahead of him." ?He provided his music to such projects as Nissan automobile ads,?National Health Insurance of Japan ads, and "Sonic and the Black Knight(Sonic the Hedgehog)" of Sega video game music. ?In 2010, he was ranked top 20 as most popular Japanese guitarist in Swing Journal, a popular magazine for jazz music. ?He’s one of few Asian musicians that had given an opportunity to be invited for "Frankfurt Musik messe2010 (in Frankfrut,Germany)", actually one of the largest international musical instruments festival in the world.?He was also invited for "Music China (2009~2011) in Shanghai", "Music Korea 2010" in incheon, "Palm Expo 2012 China in Beijing", another big international musical instruments festivals in the world.?In 2011, he participated as one of the fifteen professional finger-style guitarists from all over the world for "International finger-style guitar festival (in Shanghai, China)".?In addition, he had been to Spain, France, USA, Taiwan and Philippines to share and impart his music and live performances.?In Japan, he already guests as a backup guitarist to famous singers and musicians and even made solo performances on TV and radio stations.
Moreover, he appeared on magazine write ups and newspaper articles. He was also active in performing at festivals (such as Fuji Rock, Rising Sun,etc...), events, parties, schools, hospitals, cafes, restaurants. Now, he engaged himself in teaching guitar lessons and techniques to hopefuls, and still persists to compose and produce extraordinary music.



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