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Hiroko Ishigame

Hiroko Ishigame studied piano, harpsichord, song accompaniment, score playing, opera coaching, chamber music and conducting at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon as a Rotary International Foundation Scholar. Her Bachelor (DNSPM) was followed by her Master’s degree in piano accompaniment and further studies with François Le Roux and Anne Le Bozec at the Association Toulouse Mélodie Française. Further teachers were Yoko Watanabe, Fumio Ishibashi, Kenji Watanabe, Yu Kakuno and Billy Eidi. She received lessons in piano accompaniment from Tatsuya Hayashi, Akiko Fujita, Takehiko Yamada, Jean Koerner, Michel Tranchant and David Selig, and in opera interpretation from Sébastien Driant and Christoph Stöcker. In 2007 she won the Josef Dichler Competition in Vienna.

Engagements have taken Hiroko Ishigame to the Opéra National de Lyon, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Théâtre National des Louvrais in Pontoise, the theatres in Ulm and Münster, the Opera Academy Hamm and the Ballett am Rhein Düsseldorf Duisburg. She took part in master classes and music festivals such as the International Academy for Wind Instruments Hamamatsu, the Pablo Casals Festival, the Festival MusicAlp, the Festival Grand Nancy and has been invited to Cagliari and Kyoto. As an assistant Hiroko Ishigame worked at the National University of the Arts in Tokyo, as a professor of score-reading at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Cergy-Pontoise.

Since the 2020/21 season, Hiroko Ishigame has been a répétiteur at the Vienna State Ballet.

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