Hiroshi Uesugi

pianist, composer, and arranger working with various artists in Japan.


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Hiroshi was born in Hokkaido Japan in 1964. At his age of 6, his family moved to Ibaraki prefecture, the northeastern region of Kanto, and he entered small music school for electronic organ training. But three years after he started the class, he quitted the school because he wanted to play more freely. At the age of 10, the family moved to Tokyo. When he was a junior high school student, he bought his first small, analog, monophonic, synthesizer. He enjoyed to record all types of music and sound effects with his synthesizer and two cassette tape recorders. At the age of 17, he started learning to play the piano with self-study. After he graduated the high school, he went to an engineering college. He joined the jazz society and formed his own piano trio. He also formed an instrumental band with his friends from high school and started composing his own songs.

After graduated from the college, Hiroshi started his career as a professional musician. For over twenty five years, he worked as a pianist, composer, and arranger with many famous artists in Japan. In recent years, he especially focuses on playing the piano and composing songs for solo piano. Some of them are available on his SoundCloud page and YouTube channel. In 2010, he formed an ambient music duo named ‘Phonotronika‘ with Nobuhiko Nakayama who is a Japanese electronic musician and synthesizer programmer. Phonotronika songs are also available on Phonotronika’s SoundCloud page.

In 2011, Hiroshi released his first piano solo mini album ‘Spring Is Here’ on iTunes Store, Amazon mp3, and so on. This album contains three songs, ‘Spring is Here’, ‘Sweet Little Eyes’, ‘Early Flowering Cherry Blossoms’.

Hiroshi participated in Sting Symphonicities Tour in Japan as a pianist of Tokyo New City Orchestra in Jan 2011. It was great opportunity and experience for him. He thanks all the people who gave him such a treasurable opportunity.