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Yuzuru Hiranaka (born in Sapporo, Japan) studied Organ, Harpsichord and church music at Tamagawa University Tokyo, Sweelinck Concervatorium Amsterdam, Hoogschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem, Royal Concervatory in The Hague, Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Freiburg and Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen with Ton Koopman, Bert Matter, Piet Kee, Xavier Darasse, Zsigmond Szathmàry, Hans Fagius and others. He obtained the master degree for Organ, Harpsichord and Danish state church music (DOKS- Kirchenmiker A), and also the certificate for baroque organ and state organ pedagogic diploma, as well organ soloist diplomas from the Royal Academy of Music.
Yuzuru Hiranaka is a prize winner in the 3rd international organ competition in Odense, Denmark, and the 5th international organ competition in Toulouse, France, and received the " Honorary Diplom "in Lahti, Finlad and Brugge, Belgium.
He has made recording for various television and radio networks, among them, a TV program which Yuzuru Hiranaka and his church choir performed on DR (The Danish National Broadcasting) was nominated as the 2nd best sacred television program in EU.
In Japan, he received honorary diploma for the TV programme he performed for Tokyo Broadcasting Service (TBS) at " The Tokyo Music Festival ".
Since 1994 he has been workings as organist in the Danish state church. In 2007 he was appointed organist and music director at the Sankt Johannes Church, in one of the largest parishes in the centre of Copenhagen.
Yuzuru Hiranaka teaches organ at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen and at the State Academy of Church Music in Roskilde, and he is Lecturer in Interpretation Studies at the Malmö Academy of Music, State University of Lund in Sweden. In 2009 Hiranaka taught at the State Music Academy of Norway in Oslo, in 2014 at St. Petersborg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory, Russia and in 2018 at Poznan Conservatory, Poland as a guest professor.
He gives regularly courses /academy in Europe and Japan.
As a concert performer, he plays very actively in Europe, Japan, USA and Latin America. He is also frequently invited to international organ competitions as one of a jury members.
Yuzuru Hiranaka is a permanent resident of Copenhagen since 1991.