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Yukio Chidori

Personal Profile

Yukio Chidori started learning Shakuhachi in 1997. Since 2007, he has been studying Shakuhachi under renowned master Teruhisa Fukuda, the founder of the Hijiri School / Sainte-École.

He subsequently performs in various performances organized by The Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong. He has also given many performances at universities and concert halls in Hong Kong and Japan in an effort to promote traditional Japanese music. These include a performance held as part of the 2007 ISCM-ACL World Music Days Conference and a public performance in 2018 at Tokyo Opera City with Teruhisa Fukuda and Shakuhachi players from France. In 2012, he was invited to play with City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in HK debut of Karl Jenkins - Requiem under the baton of the composer himself.
He not only plays traditional Japanese music but also shows great interest in jazz and popular music. In 2018, he has completed the recording session for the song of Cantopop singer Pakho Chau. In the same year, he has performed as a soloist with top Cantopop singer Hins Cheung at HK Coliseum. In 2019, he was awarded the title of Shihan (Master) and the name of “Seimei 聖明” (Wisdom).
He is currently a lecturer (Shakuhachi) of The Chinese University of Hong Kong Music Department. 
He is the Shakuhachi performer of NEXUS ensemble.

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