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平田耕治 バンドネオンEnglish


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横浜市出身。逗子開成中・高等学校卒業。洗足学園音楽大学・音楽音響デザインコース・作曲専攻卒業。2009年ブエノスアイレス市立オルケスタ・エスクエラ・デ・タンゴ卒業。
13歳でバンドネオンを始める。16歳で単身ブエノスアイレスに渡り、故カルロス・ラサリ氏宅に住込みで師事。翌年からネストル・マルコーニ氏、他にも併せて師事。その後、 日本では岡本昭氏、西塔祐三氏など日本の往年のマエストロに薫陶を受ける。

2005年、秋山和慶氏の指揮により洗足学園前田ホールにて「ピアソラ作曲:バンドネオン協奏曲」を演奏。これまでに、フランス、カナダ、ウルグアイ、韓国、シンガポール、タイ、中国などでも演奏。

アルゼンチンで結成した【CAMBAtango】は、2009年、2011年、2013年、2015年に日本ツアーを開催。2010年アルゼンチン外務省派遣グループとして動員15万人を超すポルトガルのフェスティバル「フェスタ・ド・アバンテ」に出演。2014年9月外国人としては異例の2度目のアルゼンチン外務省の後援を受けニューヨーク公演。

2015年NHKFM「リサイタルノヴァ」出演、2016年アルゼンチン・ロサリオでの音楽フェスティバルにゲスト出演。
2017年から洗足学園音楽大学ワールドミュージックコース科バンドネオン講師。
その他テレビ、ラジオ、新聞などメディアにも出演多数。国内でも著名バレエダンサー、歌手、タレントのサポートなど様々なフィールドで活動中。

KOJI HIRATA BandoneonJapanese

Koji Hirata is considered one of today’s most promising bandoneonists. His performances always attract core tango fans as he has not only technique, but also the distinct ability to convey the “soul of tango” to his audiences.

Born in Yokohama in 1983, Koji Hirata studied Music, Music Design and Composition at Senzoku Gakuen College after graduating from Zushi Kaisei Junior and Senior High School. He began to study the bandoneon at the age of 13. When he was 16 years old, he went to Buenos Aires and studied under the late Maestro Calros Lazzari. In the following year, he also studied under Maestro Néstor Marconi. Afterwards, he was taught by Mr. Akira Okamoto and Mr. Yuzo Saito in Japan. In 2007, he became the first Japanese bandoneonist to be accepted into the Orquesta Escuela de Tango (Tango Orchestra School). In the following year he signed an exclusive contract with the world famous tango show restaurant in Buenos Aires, “La Ventana”. In 2009, he graduated from the Orquesta Escuela de Tango.

As a soloist, Koji had one of his most successful performances at Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore in 2005. In the same year he played Astor Piazzolla’s Bandoneon concerto with Mr. Kazuyoshi Akiyama conducting the Senzoku Gakuen Student Orchestra at Senzoku Gakuen Maeda Hall in Kanagawa. He has received invitations from several international tango festivals including Seoul Tango Festival, Paris Tango Festival at Théâtre National de Chaillot and also festivals in Singapore and Bangkok.

Koji is a member of the tango ensemble “CAMBAtango” which formed in Buenos Aires in 2006. This popular tango group has performed in several prestigious theaters in Buenos Aires. They also appeared in the documentary film “El tango de mi vida (The Tango of My Life)” directed by Hernán Belón in 2009. Their first Japan tour in 2009 was performed at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space, Osaka Symphony Hall and Fukuoka Symphony Hall, where audiences totaled over 10,000. In 2010, as the official representative of the Argentine government, CAMBAtango was invited to the Festa do Avante! in Portugal, where they were enthusiastically welcomed by audiences of more than 150,000. Besides Portugal, the ensemble toured in Italy and Spain. After a highly successful European tour, they were invited to the official residence of the President of Argentina.2014 sep NY tour. with japanese ensemble 2014 nov in China tour.

Koji Hirata vigorously pursues his career in Japan with his Japanese ensemble “Koji Hirata Tango Quarteto”. He is also involved in a variety of activities including support for ballet dancers, singers and TV personalities.