Miguel Hiroshi was born in Kamakura, Japan in 1984 to Andalusian parents. They moved to La Alpujarra, Granada (South Spain) when he was a year old, where he was raised surrounded by beautiful nature. His musical path started at the age of 8… He was inspired by his beloved grandfather (folkloric lute and mandoline player) and a wonderful being of music called Dagmar Trichtinger, a German musicologist and musictherapist. A few years later he set off on a never-ending road of music exploration, following the teachings of some of the greatest world percussion masters, such as Los Rumberos de Cuba, Los Chinitos de la Corea (Cuba), Ernest Maçanet (Barcelona) Rubem Dantas (Brazil) Ghatam V. Suresh, Niti Ranjan, Yogesh Samsi (India) Zohar Fresco (Israel) and Misirli Ahmet (Turkey).
On the academic side, he finished a Jazz master’s degree at Amsterdam Conservatory (The Netherlands) and a World Music bachelor degree at Rotterdam Conservatory (The Netherlands) becoming a teacher at the Conservatory after his graduation. During his studies he was awarded the prestigious Dutch scholarship HSP Huygens Programme of Nuffic, Dutch Ministry of Education -given to excellent students studying in The Netherlands.
MH mastered great sound sensitivity through making music with almost anything his hands touched, becoming a versatile instrumentalist. To create his music he uses a large list of percussion instruments from African, Mediterranean, Caribbean, South-American and Indian origin. He also produces Electronic Music from analog and digital sources and makes music with other acoustic instruments such as flutes or small
guitars. Since 2006 MH has also been playing, exploring and creating with a very special musical instrument called Hang (hangdrum, handpan), a new piece with no culture or heritage behind it. Adapting his playing techniques knowledge and musicality MH has created his own methodology and techniques for Hang playing.

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During the past 20 years MH has taken part in multiple music projects and experiences. He has been involved with various music genres such as Flamenco, Jazz, World Music, Electronic Music, New Age, Singer Songwriter and made music for other artistic disciplines such as Theatre, Dance and Circus arts.
Since then MH has played, toured and recorded with artists such as Jorge Pardo, Josemi Carmona, Tomatito, Chick Corea, Shai Maestro, Antonio Serrano, Javier Colina, Zohar Fresco, Ghatam Suresh, Israel Suárez El Piraña, Aleix Tobias, Rycardo Moreno, José Manuel León, El Amir, Sandra Carrasco, La Kaíta, Karen Lugo, Alicia Carrasco, Isabel Bayón, Luis de Luis, Antonio Lizana, Mirabai Ceiba, Kudsi Erguner, Ahmad Al Khatib, Petros Klampanis, Andreas Arnold, Tomás Merlo, Miguel Rodríguez, María Marín, Audun Waage, Indrė Jurgelevičiūtė, Jean-Cristophe Bonnafous, Bert Cools, Leonardo Prakash, Ganavya, Álvaro Corcuera, Davide Salvado, Pedrito Pastor Guerra, Lara Bello, Carrie Tree, Celso Duarte, Lingua Franca Ensemble, Tunisia National Orchestra,
Rotterdam Big Band, BVR Flamenco Big Band, Cía. Zen del Sur, Cía. Albadulake, Rob Tannion (DV8) and Mohamed Hamaki among others.

Has toured and held music workshops worldwide in:
Spain, Morocco, Portugal, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, The
Netherlands, Switzerland, England, Scotland, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Norway, Lithuania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, Turkey, Tunisia, USA, Canada, Qatar, China, India, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Brasil, Uruguay, Argentina…

Created and recorded soundtracks for performing arts and commercials such as:

– Soundtrack for the shows Heian and Wake app from the contemporary dance and circus arts company Zen del Sur with 7 Spanish awards for the show Heian.
– Soundtrack for the show Flamenco en Vertical of the acclaimed artist Antonio Vargas.
– Sountrack for some commercials on Dutch Tv.

Participated and led the following albums:

As a leader:
– Miguel Hiroshi_ Oniriko Orinoko (2019)

As a co-leader:
– Retro Band Systems_ High Scores (2018)
– Deep Diver_ Deep Diver (2018)
– Merope_Amaranthine (2015)
– Álvaro Corcuera_ Alebrije (2015)
– Merope _9 days (2012)

 

 

As a sideman:
– Mirabai Ceiba_ Agua de Luna (2019)
– Aukai_ Reminiscence (2019)
– Carrie Tree_ The Canoe (2019)
– Cristina Soler_ Mar de Cobre (2019)
– Andreas Arnold_ Odisea (2019)
– Najla Shami_ Ela Sabe a Sol (2019)
– Prakash_ In to the Fourth Dimension (2018)
– Alicia Carrasco y José Manuel León_ Los Bienes de la Tierra (2018)
– Gianni Gagliardi_ Mizu (2018)
– Aukai_ Branches of Sun (2018)
– Pedrito Pastor Guerra_ SoloLuna (2018)
– Bvr Flamenco Big Band_ Luz de Luna (2017)
– Davide Salvado_ Lobos (2015)
– Rycardo Moreno_ Varekai (2015)
– Miguel Rodríguez_ Contrasentido (2015)
– Violet Fall_ Seashore Fragments (2014)
– Alicia Carrasco y José Manuel León_Una Nueva Sociedad (2014)
– Manao_El Baile del Vivo (2014)
– Agnes Goslings_ Cais (2014)
– Bvr Flamenco Big Band_ Jaleo Holandés (2014)
– Miguel Rodríguez_ Miguel Rodríguez (2013)
– Annaelis de Jong_ Stages of Being (2012)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

30 jun Miguel Hiroshi & Mar Rodriguez @ Estival de Cuenca, Cuenca, SP
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6 jul w/ El amir @ Vila franca de Xira, Portugal
13 jul Qyräl @ The Mandrake, London, UK
22 jul w/ Davide Salvado @ Festival Musicas do Mondo, Sines, PT
1 aug Prakash & The Heroes @ La Guajira, Almeria, SP
2 aug Prakash & The Heroes @ Aku Aku, Mojacar, SP
4 aug Qyräl @ Untold, Transylvania, RO
13 aug Qyräl @ La Granja, Ibiza, SP
21 aug Qyräl @ Mikonos, GR
28 aug Qyräl @ Mikonos, GR
8 sep w/ Andreas Arnold Trío @ Koeln, DE
10 sep w/ El Amir @Amman, JO
12 sep w/ Andreas Arnold Trío @ Einbeck, DE
13 sep w/ Andreas Arnold Trío @ Berlín, DE
21 sep Encounter with Handpans @ Mallorca, SP
28 sep Miguel Hiroshi @ Singading, Barcelona, SP
29 sep Encounter with Handpans @ Singading, Barcelona, SP

       PAST EVENTS

2019

9 jan_ Merope @ Mumbai, IND

3 mar_ Pedro Pastor Guerra @ galileo galilei, Madrid, SP

12 may_ RBS@ Asturias, SP 20 may_ Sandra Carrasco & Miguel Hiroshi @ Live streaming, SP

4 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi @ Estival, Cuenca, SP

13 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Sweden, SWE 15 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU

26 jul_ Luis de luis/Elamir/J.Salinas/M.Hiroshi@Almeria, SP

27 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Alpujarra, Granada, SP

28 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Almeria, SP

29 jul_ Jorge Pardo @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

30 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

26 aug_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Norway, NOR 2 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 9 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 12 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Greece DEU 21 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @Slovakia, DEU 24 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Austria, DEU 7 oct_ RBS @ Barcelona games week, SP 24-27 Flamenco Workshop @ Alpujarra, SP 6 dec_ Jorge Pardo @ A tempo, Madrid, SP 18-22 Vibra-to @ Tour Andalucia, SP

2018

9 jan_ Merope @ Mumbai, IND

3 mar_ Pedro Pastor Guerra @ galileo galilei, Madrid, SP

12 may_ RBS@ Asturias, SP 20 may_ Sandra Carrasco & Miguel Hiroshi @ Live streaming, SP

4 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi @ Estival, Cuenca, SP

13 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Sweden, SWE 15 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU

26 jul_ Luis de luis/Elamir/J.Salinas/M.Hiroshi@Almeria, SP

27 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Alpujarra, Granada, SP

28 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Almeria, SP

29 jul_ Jorge Pardo @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

30 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

26 aug_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Norway, NOR 2 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 9 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 12 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Greece DEU 21 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @Slovakia, DEU 24 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Austria, DEU 7 oct_ RBS @ Barcelona games week, SP 24-27 Flamenco Workshop @ Alpujarra, SP 6 dec_ Jorge Pardo @ A tempo, Madrid, SP 18-22 Vibra-to @ Tour Andalucia, SP

2017

9 jan_ Merope @ Mumbai, IND

3 mar_ Pedro Pastor Guerra @ galileo galilei, Madrid, SP

12 may_ RBS@ Asturias, SP 20 may_ Sandra Carrasco & Miguel Hiroshi @ Live streaming, SP

4 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi @ Estival, Cuenca, SP

13 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Sweden, SWE 15 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU

26 jul_ Luis de luis/Elamir/J.Salinas/M.Hiroshi@Almeria, SP

27 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Alpujarra, Granada, SP

28 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Almeria, SP

29 jul_ Jorge Pardo @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

30 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

26 aug_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Norway, NOR 2 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 9 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 12 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Greece DEU 21 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @Slovakia, DEU 24 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Austria, DEU 7 oct_ RBS @ Barcelona games week, SP 24-27 Flamenco Workshop @ Alpujarra, SP 6 dec_ Jorge Pardo @ A tempo, Madrid, SP 18-22 Vibra-to @ Tour Andalucia, SP

2016
9 jan_ Merope @ Mumbai, IND

3 mar_ Pedro Pastor Guerra @ galileo galilei, Madrid, SP

12 may_ RBS@ Asturias, SP 20 may_ Sandra Carrasco & Miguel Hiroshi @ Live streaming, SP

4 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi @ Estival, Cuenca, SP

13 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Sweden, SWE 15 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU

26 jul_ Luis de luis/Elamir/J.Salinas/M.Hiroshi@Almeria, SP

27 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Alpujarra, Granada, SP

28 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Almeria, SP

29 jul_ Jorge Pardo @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

30 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

26 aug_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Norway, NOR 2 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 9 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 12 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Greece DEU 21 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @Slovakia, DEU 24 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Austria, DEU 7 oct_ RBS @ Barcelona games week, SP 24-27 Flamenco Workshop @ Alpujarra, SP 6 dec_ Jorge Pardo @ A tempo, Madrid, SP 18-22 Vibra-to @ Tour Andalucia, SP

2015
9 jan_ Merope @ Mumbai, IND

3 mar_ Pedro Pastor Guerra @ galileo galilei, Madrid, SP

12 may_ RBS@ Asturias, SP 20 may_ Sandra Carrasco & Miguel Hiroshi @ Live streaming, SP

4 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi @ Estival, Cuenca, SP

13 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Sweden, SWE 15 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU

26 jul_ Luis de luis/Elamir/J.Salinas/M.Hiroshi@Almeria, SP

27 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Alpujarra, Granada, SP

28 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Almeria, SP

29 jul_ Jorge Pardo @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

30 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

26 aug_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Norway, NOR 2 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 9 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 12 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Greece DEU 21 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @Slovakia, DEU 24 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Austria, DEU 7 oct_ RBS @ Barcelona games week, SP 24-27 Flamenco Workshop @ Alpujarra, SP 6 dec_ Jorge Pardo @ A tempo, Madrid, SP 18-22 Vibra-to @ Tour Andalucia, SP

2014
9 jan_ Merope @ Mumbai, IND

3 mar_ Pedro Pastor Guerra @ galileo galilei, Madrid, SP

12 may_ RBS@ Asturias, SP 20 may_ Sandra Carrasco & Miguel Hiroshi @ Live streaming, SP

4 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi @ Estival, Cuenca, SP

13 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Sweden, SWE 15 jul_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU

26 jul_ Luis de luis/Elamir/J.Salinas/M.Hiroshi@Almeria, SP

27 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Alpujarra, Granada, SP

28 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Almeria, SP

29 jul_ Jorge Pardo @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

30 jul_ Miguel Hiroshi 4tet @ Aku, Mojacar, SP

26 aug_ Mirabai Ceiba @ Norway, NOR 2 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 9 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Germany, DEU 12 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Greece DEU 21 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @Slovakia, DEU 24 sep _ Mirabai Ceiba @ Austria, DEU 7 oct_ RBS @ Barcelona games week, SP 24-27 Flamenco Workshop @ Alpujarra, SP 6 dec_ Jorge Pardo @ A tempo, Madrid, SP 18-22 Vibra-to @ Tour Andalucia, SP

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Learning with Miguel Hiroshi.

MH is avalible for online lessons, private and public workshops, conferences, clinics and study programmes at universities. For upcoming courses, check events, for hiring miguel in private or public event contact for more info.

After a very complete career in music and investigation about rhythms, percussion and music genres, Miguel has accomplished a backpack full of music tools, skills and creative ideas which he is excited and happy to share with whoever wants to learn. His teaching approach could be about one instrument, rhythm pattern orplaying technique in particular, but more interesting, it could be about essential musical parameters/matters that could be applied to any instrument, musical situation and could open your musical ear and awake your creativity. Students are often surprised of the amazing “keys” that they get from his teachings.

COURSES

– Encounter with rhythm: This is the essential course about learning rhythm, useful for any kind of musician no matter which musical instrument or level is interested on. Inspired very much from an ancient Indian system that connects mathematics with music and the brain with languaje. Barely no other learning rhythm technique is more accurate, faster and precise like this one. Easy to learn and possible to go from the easier rhythm pattern to the most complicate rhythm structure. This way of understanding rhythm works for learning, analyzing, composing and teaching.

– Compás Flamenco: MH growed up surrounded by the flavours and manners of Andalucía, the land that
gave birth to flamenco, his mother music. This special music genre is the voice of a coexistence of
different cultures like arab, jewish, gypsy, ancient hispanics, africans and the exchanged influences with
american cultures or eastern countries like India that happened through history. That is the reason why the rhythm DNA of Flamenco is so sophisticated, playful, groovy, colorful and exciting. During this course MH share the essence of these rhythms on cajón, handclaps and other instruments.

– World Percussion and playing techniques: There are endless percussion instruments around the globe and many ways of playing and combining them. During this course MH explains the essence of the main percussion playing techniques. The understanding of those movements could help the musician instantly in order to get a great sound from any world percussion instrument or sounding surface.

– Encounter with Handpans: MH enjoy very much sharing his love and knoledge for this intrument that has been close to him for almost 15 years now. The content of the course is firstly about playing techniques that work best for Handpans, sound aproaches and about music development and improvisation tools that can help very much when playing this marvelous instrument.

ONLINE LESSONS 

Online lessons could be about all topics above (courses) and about specific instruments like cajón, handpan, frame drums, tabla, ghatam, calabash, udu, kalimba, pandero cuadrao, hand percussion… MH is very open to specific proposals too. Online lessons could be done via any plataform (skype, whatsapp, hangouts, etc) contact for more info.

CONTACT

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