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Chikara Imamura

Chikara Imamura, Regular Guest Conductor of the Polish National Opera, has conducted many distinguished European and Japanese orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, Orchestra Filharmonico della Scala Milan, Orchestra della RAI Milan, Vienna Philharmonic Wind Ensemble, Salzburger Dom Mozarteum Orchestra, North German Philharmonic, Helsinki Philharmonic, Warsaw Philharmonic, Polish Radio Symphony in Katowice, Krakow Philharmonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Lithuanian National Symphony, Prague Virtuosi, NHK Symphony, Tokyo and New Japan Philharmonic.

He was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1954 and studied piano, vocal, instrument and composition at the Kunitachi College of Music and the Tohogakuen College of Music in Tokyo. He studied conducting with Masamitsu Takahashi and, from 1976, with Seiji Ozawa and Professor Franco Ferrara. During this period, he conducted the orchestra and the opera of the Tohogakuen College of Music, Tokyo Radio Chorus and NHK TV-Opera. From 1976–1978 he held the position of Conductor of the Tokyo Academic Chorus and Jeunesses Musicales of Japan.




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