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​Profile | Akito Hiraishi

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Akito Hiraishi is a semifinalist for the Lake Como International Conducting Competition.


In the 2021 season, Hiarishi has been appointed Associate Conductor of Japan's premier orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. His appointment includes assisting Chief Conductor, Maestro Paavo Järvi and guest conductors including Herbert Blomstedt, Fabio Luisi, Gaetano Despinosa and many others. 


He has been invited to participate in various music festivals and conducting programs, including the International Bartok Festival (Hungary), Kirishima International Music Festival (Japan), and Wiener Musik Seminar (Austria).


In addition to his participation in festivals, Hiraishi has conducted the Janacek Philharmonic Ostrava, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Savalia Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Instabile di Arezzo, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, and the National Presidential Symphony of Ukraine.


His strong passion for opera led him to conduct numerous premieres and most recently to assist Maestro Janowsky in Lohengrin and Maestro Tatsuya Shimono in Fidelio.


While pursuing conducting training at Ueno Gakuen University, Hiraishi received his Musicology degree from Tokyo University of the Arts. After graduating, he attended the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna under the tutelage of  Dr. Johannes Wildner. In addition, his mentors include Tomáš Netopil, Martin Sieghart and Junichi Hirokami.



B. Bartok

L. v. Beethoven

H. Berlioz

A. Borodin

J. Brahms



B. Britten


A. Bruckner


A. Copland


C. Debussy


A. Dvorak


G. Enescu


C. Frank


E. Grieg


J. Haydn


F. Liszt


F. Mendelssohn

W. A. Mozart

O. Nikolai

J. Offenbach


Tanz suite, Concerto for Orchestra, Der Holzgeschnitzte Prinz (Ballet), Piano concerto No.3

Symphony No. 1-9, Coriolan overture, Egmont overture, Leonore overture No.2 and No.3, Fidelio overture, The Creatures of Prometheus overture, Piano Concerto No.5, Violin Concerto

Symphony fantastique, Roman carnival overture

from Prince Igor  dance of Polovestian maiden and Polovesian dance, In the Steps of central Asia, Symphony No.2

symphony 1-4, Academic Festival overture, Tragische overture, Haydn Variation, Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto No.2

four Sea interludes from peter grimes

Symphony No. 4 and 5

Appalachian spring for 13 instruments

la Mer, Prelude a L'apres-midi d'un faune

Symphony No. 7, 8, 9, Serenade for strings, Carnival overture, Cello Concerto,

Rhapsodie Roumaine No.1

Symphony in D


Holberg suite, Piano Concerto

Symphony No. 45, 48, 88-104

Les Preludes, Hungarian Rhapsody No.2

Symphony No. 3, 4, 5, The Hebrides overture Op. 26, A Midsummer Night's Dream suite, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage overture Op. 27, overture to the Legend of the Fair Melusine Op.32

Symphony No. 25, 29, 36, 38-41, Overtures The Magic Flute, Figaro, Don Giovanni, Diverdiment KV136-138, Violin Concerto No.5, Piano Concerto No. 20, 21, 24, Clarinet Concerto

The Merry Wives of Windsor overture

Orpheus in the underworld overture (arranged by Carl Binder)


M. Ravel


O. Respighi


G. Rossini

C. Saint=Saens

F. Schubert

R. Schumann

D. Shostakovich


J. Straus II

R. Strauss


P. Tschaikowsky

R. Wagner

C. M. v. Weber

Rhapsodie Espagnole, Ma mere l'Oye, Pavane, La Valse, Tzigane

Ancient Airs and Dances suite No.3


overtures to Il Batbiere di Siviglia,

La Cenerentola, Tancredi, la gazza ladra, Guillaume Tell


Symphony No.3

Symphony No. 4-7

Symphony No. 1-4, Overture to Manfred Op.115, Overture to Genoveva Op.81,

Piano Concerto

Symphony No. 5, 7, Festive Overture Op.96

The Soldier's Tale, The Rite of Spring (1967), Petrushka (1947), Concerto in D

The Bat (Die Fledermaus) overture, The Gypsy Baron overture, The Blue Danube Op. 314, Kaiser-Walzer Op.437

Don Juan, Death and Transfiguration Op. 24

Symphony No. 1, 2, Finlandia, Karelia Suite Op.11

Symphony No. 2, 4, 5, 6, The Nutcracker suite, Serenade for strings, Overture 1812, Slavonic March Op. 31, Capriccio Italian Op. 45, Violin Concerto, Rococo Variation,

Piano Concerto No. 1

Overtures to Lienzi, Meistersinger, Lohengrin(also to 3rd Act.), Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer,

Tristan and Isolede Vorspiel and Liebes Tod,

Siegfried Idyl

Overtures to  Freischutz, Oberon, Euryanthe

Fg Concerto

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