BIOGRAPHY

Taro Hakase: Violinist

TARO HAKASE is a contemporary classical and crossover violinist, entertainer, music composer and producer. His CD has reached over six million sales in his homeland.His violinist career started in 1990 as a band member of KRYZLER&KOMPANY, violin, bass and keyboards trio. After the break up of KRYZLER&KOMPANY, Hakase has started his solo career and he was recognized internationally after a collaboration soundtrack and a concert tour with Celine Dion in 1996.
He is not only an artist who receives a Gold Disc Award successively for 2 years but also a record winning performer who is giving a hundred of 5000-capacity concerts a year. More to mention, he becomes the very key artist for successfully and extendedly running two music festivals, “Jonetsu Tairiku Special Live Summer Time Boanza” and “Live Image”.
Hakase also established and became a general director of a record label HATS, which label “lets artists to be freely creative”.

Awards

1991
The 33rd The Japan Record Award
PROGRAM AWARDS (KRYZLER & KOMPANY)
1996
To Love You More The 10th Japan Gold Disk Award
GRANDPRIX SINGLE AWARD (Celine Dion with KRYZLER & KOMPANY)
2010
My Favorite Songs The 24th Japan Gold Disk Award
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
2012
THE BEST OF TARO HAKASE The 26th Japan Gold Disk Award
INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
2013
BATTLE NOTES The 27th Japan Gold Disk Award
CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR