Pianist and composer Hibiki Inamoto was born in Osaka, Japan in 1977.
At the age of 3, he began piano lessons and at age 5 he made his stage debut with his clarinet musical father.
He started his musical studies at age 18 where he gained the techniques of pianist master Alfred Cortot and interwined his own reform movement.
During his studies, his European tour received high appraisal from Germany’s major newspapers.
Upon his return to Japan, he met concert tuner master Yu Takagi with whom a specialized piano (New York Steinway (Steinway & Sons)) was prepared which Hibiki transports wherever city he tours.
He has performed with world top members in the renowned Berlin Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and secured foremost applaud from the classic world.
As composer and music director, he has extended his great recognition in major Japanese films as “Nagai Sanpo” (A Long Walk) which received a Grand Prix Award at the Montreal World Film Festival, “Hoshi Mamoru Inu” (A Dog’s Star Protection), “Ikigami” ((from Manga Living God), etc.
stage plays as “Kimi To Miru Sen No Yume” (1,000 Dreams With You)
”Relative Values” by Noel Coward
“Burn This” by Lanford Wilson
“The West Side Waltz” by Ernest Thompson
“Monsieur Ibrahim et Les Fleurs du Coran” by Eric -Emmanuel Schmitt
“The Little Years” by John Mighton
“Elizabeth Rex” by Timothy Findley
“Pianist on the Sea” (The Legend of 1900) by Alessandro Baricco
“Our Town” by Thornton Wilder etc.
commercial songs for Honda Elysion Prestige, IDC Otsuka Furniture, Nihon Seifun (Japan Flour Co.), and theme songs for Ueno art Museum(Royal Museum) Picasso Exihibition, Aichi Exposition/Women Expression Exhibition and Takeda Pharmaceutical Industry Insomnia Project Image, Official Supporter Theme Song for Japanese football team “Roasso Kumamoto”,etc.
His creativity has also extended to his own inventions including a piano tinbre (piano mute) patent (No. 4572092) where it became possible to play various tinbre (instrumental sounds) as bass, cembello, and percussion on one piano.
During the Years 2006 thru 2009, he improvised a portable piano which can be placed in the center of the audience whereby he would be able to have a direct rapport with them, thus renovating the usual live style of piano performance which boosted Hibiki’s unique creativities.
In Year 2008, he formed a collaboration team called “Earth~Tamayura” of whose participants involves famous Japanese musicians/composers as Kaori Muraji, Dozan Fujiwara, Hirotada Kamei, Denzaemon Tanaka and Denjiro Tanaka and they perform periodically at high quality venues as Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, Suntory Hall, and other nationwide cities.
In Year 2010, having been influenced by his visit to Yakushima, a subtropical island off the southern coast of Kagoshima and part of Kagoshima Prefecture, Hibiki became enthused with healing music and produced a project called “Natural Blessing.”
稲本 響 オフィシャル・ウェブサイト Hibiki Inamoto Official Website