Conductor INOUE Michiyoshi


Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Music Director

Michiyoshi Inoue was born in Tokyo in 1946. He has held tenures as Principal Guest Conductor of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Music Director of the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and Principal conductor of Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra.

During the 1999/2000 season, Maestro Inoue initiated a series of ten concerts during which he performed all of Mahler’s 10 symphonies with the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra at Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo. Receiving highest critical acclaim, the concerts were hailed as “the highest level of Mahler performance ever to be heard in Japan”. 2007 saw the widely-acclaimed “Russian-Japanese Friendship Shostakovich Complete Series Project” with Russian and Japanese Orchestras performing all symphonies under Michiyoshi Inoue at the Tokyo Metropolitan Hibiya Public Hall.

In January 2007, Michiyoshi Inoue became Music Director of Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and Artistic Advisor of the Ishikawa Ongakudo.