Shino Hidaka

Born in 1988, Shino Hidaka started playing the piano at the age of five.

In 2010, she was awarded two prizes: third prize at the 7th Kazusa Akademia Music Competition and an incentive award at the Chopin Piano Competition in Japan. In addition, Shino Hidaka performed as a soloist with the Geidai Philharmonia conducted by Zsolt Nagy (Prokofiev`s Piano Concerto No. 2) in May 2010, and with New Philharmonic Orchestra Chiba conducted by Kazufumi Yamashita (Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1) in June 2010.

In August 2010, she took part in the Russian Piano School in Tokyo as a master class student of Sergei Dorensky, Pavel Nersessian, and Andrei Pisarev. She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2011 and was awarded the Douseikai Prize at graduation.

In 2011, she won 3rd prize at the 16th Concert Marronnier 21 (Japan). In October 2012, she won the 1st prize and Gold Medal at the 5th International Piano Competition in Memory of Emil Gilels in Ukraine, Odessa.  At the Gilels Competition, she was awarded the Special Prize for the best performance of Ukrainian composer Vladimir Ptushkin’s composition Rhapsody.  She performed Prokofiev`s Piano Concerto No. 2 as a soloist with the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hobart Earle.

In October 2013, she took part in the 5th Tbilisi International Piano Competition (Tbilisi, Georgia). She was a semifinalist, and she won the Conservatoire Grand Hall Prize.

In March 2014, she graduated from the Master`s course of graduate school of music at Tokyo University of the Arts, and she continued her studies at the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory in the class of Professor Yuri Slesarev.

In 2015, she was a participant in the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition and performed in the Big Hall at the Moscow Conservatory.  And in 2016, she won 2nd prize at the 17th San Jose International Piano Competition in the USA (CA). In 2016, she had solo recitals in Moscow, Olenburg (Russia), Crimia, and Kiev (Ukraine), among others. Next season, she will play in Berlin, Odessa (Ukraine) with orchestra, and Moscow.

She has studied with Mrs. Yukiko Sakai, Mrs. Ritsuko Tsuchiya, Mrs. Tomoko Ogasawara, Ms. Akiko Ebi, Dr. Katsumi Ueda, Dr. Yuri Slesarev, and his assistant Vyacheslav Gryaznov.