Hiroshi Arakawa is a Japanese flutist and composer.
Me. Arakawa studied at the Kunitachi College of Music, after which he entered the Paris Conservatory on the recommendation of A. Marion and I. Ribera. After graduation with premier prix from the school, he won a prize at the Japan Wind and Percussion Competition in '97. His performance of the Sonatine by Pierre Boulez met with high praise from the composer himself.
In 2006, Mr. Arakwa performed as a soloist withHirosi Aoshima and New Japan Philharmonic for famous TV program The most useful school in the world - The Mozart effect. Moreover, he recorded film music for Mr. Hayao Miyazaki's movie such as Spirited away and Howl's Moving Castle with the New Japan Philharmonic under the baton of Joe Hisaishi. Since '09, he has been a principal flute of the New Japan Philharmonic, and he actively works on composition.
Works for Winds
- The Farthest Hill (2013)
- Flute Trio No. 1 (2012)
- The Hill of Mecenat (2007/2011)
- Instrumental Colors I
- Hiroshi Arakawa website Accessed 23 October 2020