(おいかわ きょうこKyoko Oikawa）
Kyoko Oikawa (Arab-oriental style violin player)
Born in Tokyo, Japan.
Began her music studies by piano, and after violin, both in European classic.
But it's sound is not enough for her , from young age searching something could touch more deep feeling reach to the soul , and then find THE WAY in the Arabic music.
She started playing Arab-Oriental style violin from year 2002 by herself and from year 2007 she has been visiting violin masters of Middle Eastern Country to study their music and culture.
Now she plays Arab- Oriental style violin and has given lot of concerts, recture workshop of Arab music in all around Japan and also in Abroad. She also collaborates with musicians of another genre by way of Arab-Oriental style music.
She also writes lots of liner notes of Arab music CD distributed by Ahora corporation, Japan.
Education and Training
・Studied Western classic music theory and piano :
At Music School affiliated by Kunitachi College of Music (1976-1985)
Under Sachiko Kobayashi(1984-1990)
・Studied Western-style Violin under:
Yoko Oka (1987-2007)
・Studied Middle Eastern instrument Oud and Darbuka at:
Folkloric Music Center(2002-2004)
・Studied Middle Eastern-style violin under :
Bechir Selmi (Tunisia/2007,2011,2012)
Saad Muhammad Hassan(Egypt/2011～)
She has given arabic music recture workshop all around Japan and also world as;
Korea Maroc, and Paris,France.
Performance and Music Experience
・She performs soloist with many artist.
・Joins Arabic music ensemble "Sen-To Hitoyo" ,"Sout al-Nil","Gada al-Rouh" and so
・Collaborating with oriental dance as "tsuki-no-sabaku(dance, violin, and egyptian
table) " andwith many other dancers.
・In 2017 Enta Omri Japan tour by oriental dancer Nesma al-Andalus , she is music
director of Japan.
・She participates lot of recordings with Japanese singer "Morio Agata", "Osamu
Koganei",original song unit "orange pekoe" ,"iota", humanbeat boxer "Kyo Sakurai", sound
creator and DJ artist "J.A.K.A.M" (NEXS/CROSSPOINT) and so on.
Every year she has given lots of concerts all around Japan and also abroad at:
May 2011, Kamellia's dance performance show "Souffles d' Orient" at Theatre
Espace Paris Plaine, as a member of the "tsukinosabaku".
May 2014, Kamellia's dance performance show "La Liberte de la Dance" at Theatre
Chef Chaouen, Maroc.
June,2014, Arabic Music workshop with dancer Kamellia.
June,2015 Sen-To-Hitoyo in Le Club Soroptimist Charity Concert at Hotel Les Idrissides
August,2011at Saad Zaghloul Culture Center
June,2013 Sen-To-Hitoyo Arabic music ensemble Live Concert at Opera House Cinema Center.
June,2013 Sen-To-Hitoyo Live Concert at el-Sawy Culture Wheel.
Dicembre.2014 Sen-To-Hitoyo Concert with Sufi tabla player Hany Morgan and Sufi
Music ensemble at Egyptian Oriental Arts Culture Center
January, 2015 Sen-To-Hitoyo Concert with Dr. Khairy Amel at Helwan University
January, 2015 Sen-To-Hitoyo Concert with Sufi tabla player Hany Morgan at Cairo American University.
November, 2017 Voice of the Nile Tokyo at el-Sawy Culture Wheel
April,2017 at Raqs Madrid WS and Haflat Concert organized by Nesma al- Andalus.
Sincia International Bellydance Festival (2017,2018)