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Tsuguo Hirono

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Hirono studied organ at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He continued his studies of organ and Protestant church music at the Westfaelishe Landeskirchenmusikschule Herford. In the 1970's, he studied the performance practice of 17th and 18th Century organ music at the Norddeutsche Orgelakademie. Since 1989, Hirono has held the position of professor for organ at his alma mater. He performs actively not only as a recitalist in Germany, France, Sweden and Finland, but also as a soloist with the prominent orchestras in Japan. He is also active as an organ consultant as well as the vice president of the Japan Association of Organists.