平井 麻奈美

平井 麻奈美 Manami Hirai (Cello)
これまでにチェロを、堺 靖師、小川 剛一郎、北本 秀樹の各氏に師事。
2012年に結成した弦楽四重奏団『Lupinus Quartet』に在籍しながら、首都圏を中心にソロ、室内楽、プロオーケストラで活動する実力派。
第24回 ロシア ウラジオストク春の音楽祭や、みやこじま青少年国際音楽祭に招聘され、好評を博す。
クラシック演奏にとどまらず、2017年ブロードウェイミュージカル「ウエスト・サイド ・ストーリー」バーンスタイン生誕100周年記念ワールドツアー日本公演や、 サラ・ブライトマンJAPANツアー、X JAPAN YOSHIKIクラシックツアーなど、国内外の有名アーティストのライブコンサートでも演奏。



Manami started playing the piano at age​ of 2, and cello at age ​of 11. She majored in String Instrument at Toho Gakuen College Music Department where she graduated from, and later completed her studies at their Graduate School. She has obtained diplomas from Bachfest Leipzig and Courchevel International Music Academy (summer). She studied cello under teachers Yasushi Sakai, Goichiro Ogawa, and Hideki Kitamoto. Manami has become a talented musician who performs mainly in Tokyo metropolitan area as solo, in chamber music group, and in professional orchestras, while being an active member of a string quartet, “Lupinus Quartet“, founded in 2012. She was invited to perform in the 24th Far Eastern Spring Festival in Vladivostok, Russia, and in Miyakojima Youth International Music Festival where she received favorable reviews. Not only in classical style, but also in popular music scenes, she had played in live concerts of prestigious Japanese and non-Japanese artists, groups such as the Japan production of “West Side Story“ for “Leonard Bernstein at 100“, a world tour celebrating the100th anniversary of Berstein‘s birth, and Sarah Brightman’s Japan tour, and also in X JAPAN YOSHIKI’s classic tour. Furthermore, she is actively engaged in diverse fields, such as by doing recordings for TV commercials, movies, games, and for hymns. Appearing in the TV commercial of “Kenja no Shokutaku” (Wiseman’s table) by Otsuka Pharmaceutical, from Jun. 2018.