As principal Second violin of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Fukushima Philharmonic Orchestra, Hisaichi Shimura, has been invited to many orchestras, ensembles and also international music festivals as a guest artist in Japan, Mexico, Germany, Italy and United States, such as Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo, Solistas Mexico Japon, founded by Yuriko Kuronuma in Mexico and Karuizawa International Music Festival.

Hisaichi Shimura was born in Chiba, Japan. In 1992 after participating in a master class with Lewis Kaplan in Japan, he was encouraged to move to the United States to study with Mr. Kaplan. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Mannes College of Music and had appeared as soloist with the Mannes Orchestra as a concerto competition winner in 1995. His music festival credits include Tanglewood, Pacific Music Festival in Japan, Salzburg, Bowdoin and the C.W. (LIU) Post.

His New York recital debut was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall as an Artists International Competition winner in 1996. Currently he is presenting solo recitals and performing chamber music in the United States, South America and Japan. He was a member of the faculty at The Waldorf School of Garden City, Greenwich House Music School in New York City and was teaching assistant to Lewis Kaplan at the Juilliard School of Music’s Pre-college Division.

He is an Associate Professor of Toho Gakuen College of Drama and Music, part- time lecturer of Tokyo University of the Arts in Japan and a faculty member of the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival in Long Island, NY.

His main teachers were Lewis Kaplan, Dale Stuckenbruck and Barry Lehr, teacher of chamber music are Julius Levine and Leon Pommers and teacher of “Alexander technique” and “Integrated Practice” is Pedro de Alcantara.

志村 寿一 (しむら ひさいち)

現在、福島フィルハーモニック・オーケストラ、コンサートマスター、Cayuga Chamber Orchestra (ニューヨーク州)、首席ヴァイオリン奏者を務めるほか、これまでにNew York Virtuosi、紀尾井ホール室内管弦楽団、岩城宏之メモリアル・オーケストラ、黒沼ユリ子氏主催のSolistas Mexico Japon、チョン・ミュンフン氏主催のAsia Philharmonic Orchestra などでも演奏活動を行う。また、これまでにタングルウッド、ザルツブルグ、ボウドウィン、PMF、軽井沢国際音楽祭、松江クラシックス音楽祭などに招聘されている。
2016年、志村寿一・音楽の会「寿音」を立ち上げ、「身体と音楽との調和」を目指した独自の研究や指導も行っており、その対象は弦楽器奏者に限らずあらゆるジャンルに渡っている。これまでにジュリアード音楽院プレ・カレッジにてルイス・カプラン氏のアシスタント、ニューアーク音楽院、グリニッジハウス音楽院、現在は桐朋芸術短期大学にて特任准教授、 東京藝術大学にて非常勤講師、またニューヨーク州ロング・アイランドのLIU Post Chamber Music Festivalで指揮者と講師を務める。


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