Eiichi Chijiiwa

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Eiichi Chijiiwa, violinist



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Eiichi Chijiiwa was born in Tokyo in 1969.
He began playing violin and piano at the age of five.
He first studied music at the National University of Fine Arts and Music of Tokyo, and then learned in France, with a French Government’s scholarship, and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. There he graduated with Premiers Prix (First Prize) for violin and chamber music.
During his postgraduate studies at the Conservatoire, he worked with Pierre Doukan, Olivier Charlier, Philippe Hirschhorn, Jean Sulem, and Walter Levin.
He has been performed both as a soloist and part of a chamber music in many festivals throughout the world. including the Berliner Festwochen, Aldeburgh, Ars Musica, Musica in Strasbourg, Cervantino in Mexico, and Kuhmo in Finland.
In Paris, he has performed in several concerts among which in Théâtre du Châtelet,  Auditorium du Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, festival d’Automne, Cité de la Musique and Radio France.
He gave the world première of Marc-André Dalbavie’s Violin Concerto at the Donaueschingen Festival with the Orchestre National de France under Lothar Zagrosek’s direction,and the French premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet with the orchestre de Paris under Christoph Eschenbach’s direction. This concert has been recorded live (Naive label).
Since February 1998, Eiichi Chijiiwa is an assistant concertmaster of the Orchestre de Paris.
He plays on “Freiche”, Omobono Stradivarius dated 1740.

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