KATSUHISA HATTORI
COMPOSER AND ARRANGER


Born in Tokyo in 1936.  Studied abroad in Paris France from 1955 and graduated from Conservatoire national superieur de musique (National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music) in 1958.  Wide variety of activities, not only as a musician but also as concerts and events' producer, conductor, pianist, TV commentator, radio DJ and so on.  One of his lifelong work, "ONGAKUBATAKE (=music land)" albums, mostly instrumental and all composed by himself, have been released more than 20 series.  As chairman of JAPAN COMPOSERS & ARRANGERS ASSOCIATION, committing himself to the development of Japanese music industry.

 

1936 Born in Tokyo
1955

Studied abroad in Paris, France

1958

Graduated from National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music

1964

Music Director for artistic gymnastic at Tokyo Olympic

1970

Participated in Expo '70 Osaka, Japan, made musical composition for the wall painting created by Joan Miro

1984

Released his first original album "ONGAKUBATAKE"

1989

Music Producer at Sea and Island Exhibition in Hiroshima, Japan

1990 Music Producer at The International Garden and Greenery Exposition in Osaka, Japan
1992

Music Producer for Japan Pavilion at Expo '92 Seville, Spain, produced and conducted the memorial concert with the local   orchestra

 

The world premiere of "Intensity of Space and Wind" for the Eric Hawkins Dance Company in New York City

1993

Produced the concert for Japan Day at Expo '93 Taejon, Korea

1997

Tokyo Pops Orchestra concerts at United Nations Headquarters General Assembly Hall and Carnegie Hall in New York City

1999

Closing Concert for Honolulu Festival in Hawaii

 

Produced and conducted "Japan China Friendship Concert in Taipei

 

Japan Year Concert at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

 

Self-produced the concert to commemorate his 40th anniversary as a musician at NHK hall

2000

Brought his ONGAKUBATAKE Orchestra to the Sydney Opera House in Australia

2001

Produced and conducted the 400th anniversary celebration concert for The World Heritage Nijo castle in Kyoto, Japan

2004

Special event at ORCHARD HALL to commemorate the Achievement for hosting concerts at over 100 cities in Japan

2005

Composed the ending theme and performed at the official Closing Event at Expo 2005 Aichi, Japan

2006

Assumed the position of music director at Miyakonojo Art & Culture Hall in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan.

2007

Participated the celebrating concerts as a conductor in Shanghai for the 35th anniversary of the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and China

 

Produced the album and the concert in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Ryoichi Hattori, his father, who received the People's Honor Award in 1993

2008

Produced and conducted Sakkyo Pops Concert with Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan

2009

Produced the concert and two commemoration albums for his 50th anniversary as a musician

2010

Became lifetime honorary director for Miyakonojo Art & Culture Hall in Miyazaki prefecture, Japan.

2011

Produced and performed the charity concert in Nagoya, Japan for the Great East Japan Earthquake

2014

Released two albums to commemorate his 55th anniversary as a musician: “77-55 - Past, Present & Future” and “ONGAKUBATAKE 21 - Virtuosi”.

2017

Published musical score from ONGAKUBATAKE for String Quartet and Piano Solo.


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