Biography

Kosuke HASHIZUME
(Composer / Classical Guitarist)

Hashizume had a keen interest in music from a young age, which lead him to study in Europe After spending almost a decade there, in Scotland, France, Belgium, and England. Hashizume studied composition and Classical guitar performance, returning to Japan to start professional career as a Musician.

Although trained as a guitarist, the guitar is only one of many instruments for his composition. Hashizume uses various methods for composition, which is not defined only by his training. He relies on numerous instruments from a variety of sources, for instance, musical instruments, human voices or electric and physical sounds inspire him to create music in different styles for various formats. His works include some collaboration with media artists.
In 2017, he united “rosetta contemporary ensemble“.

He studied classical guitar with Masanobu Nisigaki, Ako-Ito Dorigny, Laurent Blanquert, Hugues Navez, Santiago Abadia Parada and Olivier Chassain, and chamber music with Igor Semenoff at Conservatoire National de Region de Nice (France) and Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Belgium) where he obtained bachelor degree, and composition with Daniel Capelletti, Kazuko Okada, Noriko Nakamura, Haris Kittos and Dai Fujikura at Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (Belgium), Royal College of Music (London) and Kyoto City University of Arts (Obtained Master’s Degree).

He has been awarded national and international grants in Germany and Japan, such as ;

2008 Yamaguchi Guitar competition (1st place) as a guitarist,
2009 Herbert-Baumann composition competition, Germany(Prize winner),
2010 Carl-von-Ossietzky International composition competition, Germany (Repertoire Prize),
2010 Osaka international mandolin competition, Japan (Finalist),
2013 Tokyo Katsushika Composition Competition (3rd and Public Prize),
2016 Timo Korhonen International Composition Competition, Finaland (Finalist),

and his work has been selected for “public call for scores”  ;
2013 All Japan Mandolin Ensemble Competition
2013 St. Patrick’s college international Compoers’ Forum, Dublin.

and in 2014, selected artist for the Feldstaerke International 2014 in Essen, Marseille, and Kyoto,
in August 2015, selected for residency programme at Pact Zollverein, Essen.