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After graduating from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music , Hidemi played full-time with New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and was featured as a soloist for several concerts. He was also invited to join the Affinis Music Festival for three times, played with Mr.Larry Combs (Chicago Symphony Orchestra), Mr.Wolfgang Meyer (Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe, Germany), and others.
Hidemi was Principal Clarinet Player of Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra until retiring in 2020, though he is still active as a clarinet instructor at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and Toho Gakuen School of Music.
As a soloist, Hidemi performed Mozart's Basset Clarinet Concerto with Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in 2006, and released his first solo CD "Spurn Point" in 2013.
He took his part in making three CD albums of Euros Ensemble(a woodwind ensemble), five CD albums of The Clarinet Ensemble.
Furthermore he actively joined JYACMS(as a guest player), Art Respirant, Tokyo Kreis Ensemble, and also performed in the various music festivals such as: Miyazaki International Music Festival since 2002. Kirishima International Music Festival since 2006.
Hidemi serves as one of the judges for The Music Competition of Japan and many other clarinet contests.