HIHARA Fumie ≪Koto and Shamisen－player/performar≫
She started to learn the Koto from 9 years old and the Shamisen from 15years old. Qualified as a teacher of the Koto and the Shamisen. She graduated at Tokyo National University of Fine Art and Music(specialised in the koto and Shamisen performance and music)
After graduated, main activity was solo performance as well as collaboration with many kinds of Artists, performers and actors. Started composing Koto-music and writing lyrics. Began involvement in various koto and Shamisen related projects such as restoration of ancient koto, performance to theatrical plays and films, and research about Japanese Ancient Koto called “Haniwa-goto”
In 2004, she was performed at the Avignon festival of France after she activity in the EU, principalement in France. She played at Opera Lyon,Festival Bourge, Palais de Congres,Musee Guimet etc.
From 2006 she start to teache Koto and Shamisen in France /Paris. She was recording 4 discs in Japan and France.