This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)


Hiro Kurosaki was born in Tokyo and raised in Vienna, where he trained at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst (MDW) according to the ancient tradition of the Viennese violin school under the guidance of Franz Samohyl. After establishing himself at the “Henrik Wieniawski” and “Fritz Kreisler” international competitions, he was invited as a soloist to perform with prestigious orchestras such as the Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker and Mozarteum Orchester. His interest in historically informed performance practice matured and he worked with leading artists in the sector such as René Clemencic, Jordi Savall, John Eliot Gardiner and William Christie. He has performed in renowned festivals and concert halls as a soloist and violin conductor of Clemencic Consort, London Baroque, Cappella Colononiensis and Les Arts Florissants. He recorded the complete violin Sonatas by W.A. Mozart on period instruments with Linda Nicholson on the fortepiano, and was awarded the Japan Academy Award. The performance of the complete sonatas by L. van Beethoven is another one of the duo’s pioneering projects. He is currently a professor at the MDW in Vienna and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, he teaches at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena since 2022.

Baroque Violin