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  • “Audience Award” as one of the 3 finalists, 4th Nino Rota Conducting Competition in Italy from 1 to 7 Oct. 2019                                                               

  • 3rd Prize, 1st Italian Conducting Competition in Italy from 3 to 7 Sep. 2019; 1 concert to be held in the 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 season of the Bordighera Symphony Orchestra.

Tchaikovsky String Serenade

Mozart Requiem

Ryo Hirabayashi

Born in July 1988

Nationality: Japanese

In Europe: Berlin, Germany

In Japan: Tokyo

Competition & Prize

  • “Audience Award” as one of the 3 finalists, 4th Nino Rota Conducting Competition in Italy from 1 to 7 Oct. 2019

  • 3rd Prize, 1st Italian Conducting Competition in Italy from 3 to 7 Sep. 2019 
    1 concert in the 2019/2020 or 2020/2021 season of the 

  • 2nd Prize, London Conducting Masterclass & Competition in 2015

  • International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest Competition, one of the 22 finalists in 2017

  • Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition, one of the 50 finalists of 301 applicants in 2017

  • International Opera Conducting Competition in Liege, one of the 24 finalists in 2017

Master Class

  • Participated in Muti Italian Opera Academy in 2015.  As one of 8 participants from around 200 applications, invited to the audition for this academy. Conducted the Orchestra Givoanile Luigi Cherubini Orchestra. Judged by Riccardo Muti and got advices from him. Studied in this academy as one of 3 selected auditors.

  • Passed the audition for Castleton Festival Maestro Maazel Masterclass in 2014 judged by Lorin Maazel. Conducted Castleton Festival Orchestra in a rehearsal of “Madame Butterfly”, which was supposed to be conducted by Lorin Maazel in the concert. Conducted other rehearsals and concerts in the festival.


Professional Conducting Experience

Argovia Philharmonic

Berlin Sinfonietta

Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra

Cadaqués Orchestra

Castleton Festival Orchestra

George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra

Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra

North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa

Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini

Orchestra Magna Grecia

Orchestra of Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

Royal Camerata Orchestra

Salzburg Chamber Soloists

Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra

Tokyo Philharmonic Chorus              

Bordighera Symphony Orchestra

State Academic Orchestra of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Other Conducting Experience

Assistant Conductor / Chorus Conductor

  • Nissay Opera (professional opera production in Japan), “Cosi fan tutte”

  • Nippon TV (key station in Japan) , assistant of Joe Hisaishi (Studio Ghibli composer)

  • Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo College of Music, assistant of Michiyoshi Inoue

  • Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, chorus conductor of the 812th regular concert

  • Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, chorus conductor of “Beethoven 9th Symphony”

Main&Guest Conductor

Appassionato Orchestra

West-Ikebukuro Orchestra   

Hannoki Wind Orchestra

Nishi Philharmonic Orchestra

Tsuchiura Symphony Orchestra

Orchestra Possiamo       

Chiyoda Philharmonic Orchestra

Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group Orchestra

Tokyo College Music Orchestra and Chorus

Ensamble Dimanche

Nasu Philharmonic Orchestra

Kashiwa Symphony Orchestra  etc.



Tokyo College of Music, research student

under Prof. Junichi Hirokami


Tokyo College of Music, BM in conducting

Other Teachers

Christian Ehwald

Colin Metters

Kenneth Kiesler

Leonid Grin

Michiyoshi Inoue

Peter Güelke

Wolfgang Scheidt

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