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<Piano Solo >

【Private Première】 03/10/2013
Norwegian Ambassodor’s residence (Kensington, London)

【World Première】 05/02/2014
Carnegie Hall (New York)
                 
【UK Première】 27/02/2014                  
Cadogan Hall (London)

【Japan Première】 30/05/2014                  
Ginza Oji Hall (Tokyo)

【Netherlands Première】 27/06/2014                  
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)


【World Première】 30/05/2014                  
Ginza Oji Hall (Tokyo)

 

【World Première 】 29/10/2011
Wigmore Hall (London)

【Japan Première】 28/11/2011
Shichigahama Kokusai-mura Concert Hall (Miyagi)

【Tokyo Première】 1/5/2012
La Folle Journée au Japon 2012 (Tokyo)

【Africa Première】 27/9/2012
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah)

【Oman Première】 5/3/2013
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Muscat)

【Slovakia Première】 18/08/2013
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2013 (Brastislava)

【US Première】 05/02/2014
Carnegie Hall (New York)

【Netherlands Première】 27/06/2014                   
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

 

【World Première】 12/12/2007
Lutheran Ichigaya (Tokyo)

【UK Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

【London Première】 25/05/2011
Cadogan Hall (London)

【Slovakia Première】 18/08/2013
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2013 (Brastislava)

 

【World Première】 01/06/2007
Wigmore Hall (London)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【Private Japan Première】 04/07/2007
Embassy of Norway (Tokyo)

【Japan Première】 08/07/2007
Kochi City Cultural Plaza Cul-Port (Kochi)

【Tokyo Première】 18/07/2007   
Tsuda Hall (Tokyo)

【US Première】 05/02/2014
Carnegie Hall (New York)

【Netherlands Première】 27/06/2014                   
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

 

【World Première】 9/05/2005
St. John’s Smith Square (London)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Japan Première】 22/07/2006
Tsuda Hall (Tokyo)

【Denmark Première】 11/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【Spain Première】 13/06/2009
Auditori Pau Casals (Barcelona)

【Romania Première】 16/06/2009
Filarmonica Brasov (Brasov)

【France Première】 20/06/2009
Maison de la culture due Japon à Paris (Paris)

【Slovakia Première】 31/07/2011
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Brastislava)

【Lithuania Première】 10/10/2011
St. Catherine's (Vilnius)

【Africa Première】 29/9/2012
Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah)

【Oman Première】 4/3/2013
Al Faham Hall, Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos Uiversity (Muscat)

【US Première】 05/02/2014
Carnegie Hall (New York)

【Netherlands Première】 27/06/2014                  
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

 

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【World Première】 31/07/2011               
Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Bratislava, Slovakia)

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012           
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah)

【UK Première】 29/6/2013                  
Embassy of Japan (London)


【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【World Première】 19/04/2009
Smetana Hall (Prague)

【UK Première】 08/06/2009
Wigmore Hall (London)

【Denmark Première】 11/06/2009
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【Spain Première】 13/06/2009
Auditori Pau Casals (Barcelona)

【Romania Première】 16/06/2009
Filarmonica Brasov (Brasov)

【France Première】   20/06/2009
Maison de la culture du Japon à Paris (Paris)

【Lithuania Première】   10/06/2010
National Photography Museum - ‘Chopin Salon’ (Vilnius)

【Japan Première】   10/07/2010
Hamarikyu Asahi Hall (Tokyo)

【US Première】 4/03/2011
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)

【Scotland Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

【Slovakia Première】 31/07/2011
Bratislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Bratislava)

【Oman Première】 4/3/2013
Al Faham Hall, Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos Uiversity (Muscat)

 

【US Première】 19/1/2003
Baptist Church (Dallas)

【UK Première】 09/05/2005
St. John’s Smith Square (London)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【Slovakia Première】 31/07/2011
Bratislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Bratislava)

【Lithuania Première】   14/10/2011
Great Hall, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Vilnius)

【Africa Première】 29/9/2012
Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah)

【Oman Première】 4/3/2013
Al Faham Hall, Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos Uiversity (Muscat)

 

【US Première】 19/1/2003
Baptist Church (Dallas)

【UK Première】 08/12/2004
St Martin-within-Ludgate (London)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【Lithuania Première】   14/10/2011
Great Hall, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Vilnius)

【Africa Première】 28/9/2012
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)

 

【World Première 】17/7/1993
St. Alban’s (Tokyo)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【UK Première】 04/03/2006
St. George’s (Bristol)

【London Première】 27/11/2006
St. John’s Smith Square (London)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【Lithuania Première】 14/06/2010
Great Hall, Vytautas Magnus University (Kaunas)

【US Première】 4/03/2011
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)

【Scotland Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

 

【World Première】 23/10/1994
Marukomachi Bunka Kaikan (Nagano)

 

【World Première】 23/10/1994
Marukomachi Bunka Kaikan (Nagano)

 

【Austria Première】 18/07/1999
Festsaal Schloss (Mondsee)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【US Première】 4/03/2011
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)

【Scotland Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

【UK Première】 25/05/2011
Cadogan Hall (London)

 

【Austria Première】 18/07/1999
Festsaal Schloss (Mondsee)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【US Première】 4/03/2011
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)

【Scotland Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

【UK Première】 25/05/2011
Cadogan Hall (London)

 

【Austria Première】 18/07/1999
Festsaal Schloss (Mondsee)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【US Première】 4/03/2011
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)

【Scotland Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

【UK Première】 25/05/2011
Cadogan Hall (London)

【Slovakia Première】 31/07/2011
Bratislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Bratislava)

 

【World Première】 23/10/1994
Marukomachi Bunka Kaikan (Nagano)

 

【World Première】 Aug. 1991
Washington D.C. (USA)

【Japan Première】 23/10/1994
Marukomachi Bunka Kaikan (Nagano)

【Texas Première】 19/1/2003
Baptist Church (Dallas)

 

【World Première】 23/10/1994
Marukomachi Bunka Kaikan (Nagano)

 

【US Première】Dec. 1988
Dallas (Texas)
Barry Craft (piano)

 

【US Première】 19/1/2003
Baptist Church (Dallas)

 

【World Première】 3/1988
Tachikawa Bunka Kaikan – Great Hall (Tokyo)


【World Première】 Dec. 1986
Tokyo (Japan)

【US Première】 Aug. 1988
Portland (USA)

【UK Première】 09/05/2005
St. John’s Smith Square (London)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Denmark Première】 14/06/2007
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark (Copenhagen)

【NY Première】 4/03/2011
Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall (New York)

【Scotland Première】 19/05/2011
Canongate Kirk (Edinburgh)

【Slovakia Première】 31/07/2011
Bratislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Bratislava)

【Lithuania Première】   14/10/2011
Great Hall, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre (Vilnius)

【Africa Première】 29/9/2012
Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah)

【Oman Première】 5/3/2013
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Muscat)

 

 

<Piano Solo with Reading>

【World Première】 07/05/2014
Oxford Brookes Festival 2014 - Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Bunnoh (Daisuke) Fujisawa (story)
Toshiya Kobayashi (illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
Chie Ishiyama (Reading in Japanese)
Commission by Oxford Brookes University

 

【World Première】 07/05/2014
Oxford Brookes Festival 2014 - Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Traditional [ca. 8th century] (story)
Peter Daly (illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
Jonathan Boon, Conor Dunne, Alice Fracchia, Anthea Hopkins (Reading in Japanese)
Commission by Oxford Brookes University

 

【World Première】 07/05/2014
Oxford Brookes Festival 2014 - Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Shinsuke Takasaki (story)
Pana Stamos (illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
Omar Chowdhury, Alex Hughes, Clarissa Marley, Rosie Tayler (Reading in Japanese)
Commission by Oxford Brookes University

 

【World Première】 21/12/2013
JOBA International London [Richard Lodge High School] (Wimbledon, UK)
Osamu Dazai (story)
Tsuga Takeuchi (illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
Students from JOBA International London (Reading in Japanese)
Commission by JOBA International London

 

【World Première】 18/08/2013
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2013 (Brastislava, Slovakia)
Traditional [ca.5th centry] (story)
Shinami Sasamatsu (illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
Jana Soucova (Reading in Slovak)
Commission by Japanese Embassy in Slovakia

 

【World Première】 31/07/2011
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Brastislava, Slovakia)
Yoko Sano (Story & Illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
A. Amadina, M. Korman, H. Valkova (Reading in Slovak)
Commission by Japanese Embassy in Slovakia

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah, Palastine)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)   
George Ibrahim (Reading in Arabic)

【UK Première】 29/6/2013     
Embassy of Japan – Ballroom (London)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)
Kornelia Mundo, Ollie Capehorn (Reading in English)

【Oxford Première】 07/05/2014
Oxford Brookes Festival 2014 - Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
Omar Chowdhury, Alex Hughes, Clarissa Marley, Rosie Tayler, Jonathan Boon, Conor Dunne, Alice Fracchia, Anthea Hopkins (Reading in English)

 

【World Première】 31/07/2011
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Brastislava, Slovakia)
Kenji Miyazawa (Story)
Koji Suzuki (Illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
A. Amadina, M. Korman, H. Valkova (Reading in Slovak)
Commission by Japanese Embassy in Slovakia

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah, Palastine)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)   
George Ibrahim (Reading in Arabic)

 

【World Première】 31/07/2011
Brastislava Cultural Summer Festival 2011 (Brastislava, Slovakia)

Ryusuke Saito (Story)
Jiro Takidaira (Illustrations)
Motoki Hirai (piano)
A. Amadina, M. Korman, H. Valkova (Reading in Slovak)
Commission by Japanese Embassy in Slovakia

【Palestine Première】 12/11/2012
Al-Kasaba Theatre and Cinematheque (Ramallah, Palastine)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)   
George Ibrahim (Reading in Arabic)

【UK Première】 29/6/2013     
Embassy of Japan – Ballroom (London)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)
Kornelia Mundo, Ollie Capehorn (Reading in English)

【Oxford Première】 07/05/2014
Oxford Brookes Festival 2014 - Pegasus Theatre (Oxford, UK)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)   
John Lo Breglio (Reading in English)

 

from the Poem by Haruo Sato

【World Première】 19/10/2008
NHK Hall (Tokyo)
Reading: Ichitaro Nakamura (Kabuki Actor)       
Improvisation: Motoki Hirai (Piano Solo)        

 

 

<Piano Duet / Two Pianos>

【World Première】 01/04/2008
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Tokyo)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)      
Commission by Piano4Hands                    

【UK Première】 12/05/2010
Dulwich Festival 2010 (London)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)      

【Scotland Première】 21/11/2010
Monymusk Arts Trust (Monymusk)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)

 

【World Première】 01/04/2008
Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall (Tokyo)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)
Commission by Piano4Hands

【UK Première】 22/05/2008
Wigmore Hall (London)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)

 

【World Première】 01/04/2008
Tokyo Opera City Concert Hall (Tokyo)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)
Commission by Piano4Hands

【UK Première】 22/05/2008
Wigmore Hall (London)
Piano Duet: Piano4Hands (Waka Hasegawa & Joseph Tong)

 

 

<Piano Trio>

 

 

 

<Violin & Orchestra>

 

 

 

<Violin & Piano>

【World Première】 01/06/2007
Wigmore Hall (London)
Katsuya Matsubara (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)
Commission by Katsuya Matsubara

【Japan Première】 08/07/2007
Kochi City Cultural Plaza Cul-Port (Kochi)
Katsuya Matsubara (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

【Tokyo Première】 18/07/2007
Tsuda Hall (Tokyo)
Katsuya Matsubara (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

【Denmark Première】 18/08/2007
Music Hall (Frederikshavn)
Yuko Yasui (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

 

 

<Two Violins>

[originally composed for the music of three stories as part of 'World of Japanese Picture Books' with reading and images]
【World Première】 17/08/2007
Det Musiske Hus (Frederikshavn)
Masaki Okada (Violin I)
Yuko Yasui (Violin II)
Hanne Boensen (Reading in Danish)
Commission by the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark

【UK Première】 21/11/2008
Westminster Academy (London)
Tomoko Sasaki (Violin I)
John Pearce (Violin II)
Kumiko Mendl (Reading in English)

【Lithuania Première】 8/2/2012
Applied Art Museum (Vilnius)         
Raimundas Neverovas (Violin I)        
Eduardas Bogdanovas (Violin II)
Juozas Šalkauskas (Reading in Lithuanian)

【Cornwall Première】 16/3/2012                
The Gallery, Eden Project (Cornwall)
Phil Montgomery-Smith (Violin I)
Jake Loewendahl (Violin II)
David Bunday and Barbara Gordon (Reading in English)

Juozas Šalkauskas (Reading in Lithuanian)  

【US Première】 25/03/2012
National Building Museum (Washington D.C.)
Molly Hodges Hollingsworth (Violin I)
Hoorig Poochikian (Violin II)
Yumiko Kusakabe, Robert Gallagher, Mica Dumas (Reading in English)

【Africa Première】 8/9/2012
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Masaki Okada (Violin I)
 Nina Kawaguchi (Violin II)
 Kiyoe Maeda, Yohei Sato and Kaori Honma (Reading in Japanese)

【Israel Première】 14/11/2012
Haifa Museum of Art – Auditorium (Haifa)
Yinal Khoury (Violin I)
Hisham Khoury (Violin II)
Yoram Yosefsberg (Reading in Hebrew)

【Tel Aviv Première】 15/11/2012
Cameri Theatre - Café Theatre (Israel)
Yinal Khoury (Violin I)
Hisham Khoury (Violin II)
Yoram Yosefsberg (Reading in Hebrew)

 

[originally composed for the music of 'Urashima-Taro' as part of 'World of Japanese Picture Books' with reading and images]
【World Première】 27/9/2012 (English version)
                               28/9/2012 (Swahili version)
                               29/9/2012 (Japanese version)
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Masaki Okada (Violin I)
Nina Kawaguchi (Violin II)
Shuichiro Kawaguchi (Taiko Drum) 
Louise Tonkin (Reading in English)
Emery Kimaro (Reading in Swahili)
Masayuki Hattori (Reading in Japanese) 
Commission by the Japanese Ambassador to Tanzania

 

 

<Unaccompanied Violin>

【World Première】 21/05/2008
Chelsea Flower Show 2008 (London)     
John Pearce (Violin)
Commission by Studio Lasso

【Africa Première】 28/9/2012
 Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Nina Kawaguchi (Violin)

 

 

 

 

<Cello & Piano>

【World Première】 27/11/2006
St. John’s Smith Square (London)
Yoko Ara (Cello)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

 

 

<String Trio>

 

 

 

<Flute & Two Violins with Reading>

for ‘World of Japanese Picture Books’ with reading and images

【World Première】 14/10/2011
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Lithuania (Vilnius)
Aiste Birvydaite (Violin I)
Eduardas Bogdanovas (Violin II)
Machiko Takahashi (Flute)
Juozas Šalkauskas (Reading in Lithuanian)   
Commission by the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania   

 

 

<Percussions>

 

 

 

<Choral Works>

 

 

 

 

 

<Songs / Lieder>

 

 

 

 

 

<Transcriptions>

【World Première】 29/9/2012
Serena Hotel, Dar es Salaam (Tanzania)

【Oman Première】 4/3/2013
Al Faham Hall, Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos Uiversity (Muscat)

【World Première】 05/02/2014
Carnegie Hall (New York)
                 
【UK Première】 27/02/2014                  
Cadogan Hall (London)

【Japan Première】 30/05/2014                  
Ginza Oji Hall (Tokyo)

【Netherlands Première】 27/06/2014                  
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

 

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

 

【World Première】  4/3/2013
Al Faham Hall, Cultural Center, Sultan Qaboos Uiversity (Muscat)

【World Première】 05/02/2014
Carnegie Hall (New York)
                 
【UK Première】 27/02/2014                  
Cadogan Hall (London)

【Japan Première】 30/05/2014                   
Ginza Oji Hall (Tokyo)

【Netherlands Première】 27/06/2014                  
Concertgebouw (Amsterdam)

 

【World Première】 27/9/2012
Residence of the Japanese Ambassador (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Commission by Japanese Embassy in Tanzania   

 

【World Première】 09/05/2005
St John’s Smith Square (London)

【CD:‘Motoki Hirai Piano Works’】 22/12/2005
Recorded at Hitokuchizaka Studio (Tokyo)

【Japan Première】 12/12/2007 
Lutheran Ichigaya (Tokyo)

 

【World Première】 18/08/2007
Music Hall (Frederikshavn)
Yuko Yasui (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)
Commission by the Embassy of Japan in Denmark   

【Japan Première】 21/10/2009
Hamarikyu Asahi Hall (Tokyo)
Mami Motoyoshi (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

【World Première】 08/12/2004
St Martin-within-Ludgate (London)
Masahiro Ogura (Flute)
Motoki Hirai (piano)

【Bristol Première】 04/03/2006
St George’s (Bristol)
John Pearce (Violin)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

 

 

 

【World Première】 27/11/2006
St John’s Smith Square (London)
Yoko Ara (Cello)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

 

Lylics: Haruo Sato, Song: Keizo Horiuchi (arr. Motoki Hirai)

【World Première】 19/10/2008
NHK Hall (Tokyo)
Keiko Secondary School Old Boys (Male Chorus)
Motoki Hirai (Piano)

 

 

 

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