Hinge Arts is hosting a meet and greet for Asako, Tuesday, October 23rd at Springboard for the Arts, 4:30 - 5:30PM. Located at 201 West Lincoln Ave., Fergus Falls, MN. Asako will be a resident artist with us from Monday, October 21th until Saturday, November 3rd, for our Alumni Program. We will provide beverages and appetizers and Asako will share what projects she will be working on while in residence.
This event is FREE and open to the public
A harpsichordist and composer, Asako Hirabayashi's first recording on Albany Label, whose program is entirely composed and played by herself, was selected as one of the 5 best classical CDs of the year 2010 by Minneapolis Star Tribune and received 7 favorable reviews internationally. She won numerous grants and awards including the 2009-10 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and 2 Minnesota State Arts Board’s Artist Initiative grants as a soloist. As a composer, she has won 2016 McKnight Fellowship for Composers, several first prizes in competitions such as Alienor International Harpsichord Composition Competition (won the 6th, 7th and 8th consecutively) and NHK International Song Writing Competition in Japan and was awarded 2012 Jerome Fund for New Music by American Composers Forum to write an opera. She has appeared as a featured guest soloist in international festivals and concert series worldwide since her New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall. She holds a Doctoral degree from the Juilliard School.