Hikaru Ebihara was the winner of the 3rd prize at the Lovro von Matacic Conducting Competition in
2007 and the 6th prize at the Malko Competition in 2009. He also won the jury’s special prize at the
International Competition for Orchestra Conductors “Antonio Pedrotti” in 2010.
He was Associate Conductor of Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra from 2010 to 2015.
Hikaru Ebihara was born in Kagoshima, Japan, in 1974. He graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he also completed the graduate course. He continued his studies in Hungary. From 2004 to 2006, he was an apprentice conductor of Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and received guidance from Taijiro Iimori and Hikotaro Yazaki. Ebihara studied conducting with Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Masamitsu Takashina, Janos Kovacs, Julius Kalmer, and Zoltan Pesko.
Hikaru Ebihara has conducted numerous orchestras including the Tokyo City Philharmonic
Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra,
Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, and Kyushu Symphony Orchestra.
From 2011, Ebihara regularly appeared in the Kirishima International Music Festival. He was invited to conduct subscription concerts of HRT Symphony Orchestra (Croatia Radio Symphony Orchestra) in Zagreb for the first time in 2012, and returned to conduct in 2015, winning favorable recognition.
Official homepage ： http://www.hikaru-ebihara.jp/