New York City based pianist / composer / arranger, Hiroshi Uenohara is one of the most versatile and inventive pianists working professionally in the U.S. and Japan today. A relentless explorer of improvisation and compositional form, he is building his fan base and repertoire simultaneously at prestigious venues and festivals internationally. His dense, unique style is a rich medley of bebop jazz and classical music executed effortlessly and with impeccable technique.
Born in Japan in 1980 to a multi-instrumentalist mother who was a player and teacher of the Japanese traditional instruments Koto and Shamisen, Hiroshi grew up being surrounded by music and naturally became interested in the art form -he began playing the piano by age 5.
In 2001, Hiroshi graduated from Osaka Junior College of Music, where he studied jazz, popular and classic piano. After graduating college, he entered Koyo Conservatory to gain deeper knowledge and musical skills.
Before moving to the U.S. in 2007, Hiroshi’s career was already flourishing in Japan, where he had an active career as a professional pianist. During this time he also joined an alternative music band as a keyboard player and together they released two albums Green field V.A. and Dohtel omnibus vol.3, the latter of which received considerable media coverage, including a feature in the music magazine B pass.