HIROS' Curriclum Vitae

Primary areas of activity :

production/planning of Asian performing arts, music composing,Hidustani music (North Indian classical music) performance on bansuri (bamboo flute of India), scholarship of Indian music theory and musicology, translation


Born in Yamagata, Japan in 1950, Nakagawa studied Indian music theory at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in northern India from 1981 to 1984. In addition to his formal studies, he studied vocal music with the Dhrupad singer Ritwik Sannyal, and bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) with Gorakhnath Das.
After returning to Japan, he began giving bansuri performances, and since 1988, he has been a pupil of the world-renowned bansuri player Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia. He was also given musical guidance by the late Pandit Malhar Kulkarni. Nakagawa's current activities include not only live performance, but also the planning and production of Shomyo and Asian music events both in Japan and abroad in his capacity as director of Tengaku Productions. He has given lectures, made appearances on television and radio, and translated and published works on Indian music theory in a continued effort to promote the performing arts of Japan as well as other Asian countries. hirosphoto