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Joji Hattori (服部譲二 Hattori Jōji ?, born January 21, 1969 in Tokyo) is a Japanese violinist and conductor.[1]


Born in Japan but raised in Vienna, Joji Hattori studied violin at the Vienna Academy of Music and sociology at Oxford University, and furthered his violin studies with violinists Yehudi Menuhin and Vladimir Spivakov. Joji Hattori's international soloist career started after winning the International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in 1989.[2] In 1999 Hattori decided to start a conducting career and in 2002 won a prize at the Maazel-Vilar Conductor’s Competition which leaded to conducting engagements in New York.[3]

Since has been Principal Resident Conductor of the Theater Erfurt, Music Director of the Tokyo ensemble and since 2004 he has been Associate Conductor of the Das Wiener KammerOrchester. He gas been invited to conduct many major orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the orchestra of the Vienna State Opera.[4]

Hattori is a Visiting Professor of violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London. [5]


  1. ^ "l Round Participants". Maazel-Vilar Conductor’s Competition. Retrieved 11 August 2009.  
  2. ^ "Joji Hattori". Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Retrieved 11 August 2009.  
  3. ^ "Joji Hattori". Philharmonia Orchestra. Retrieved 11 August 2009.  
  4. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 11 August 2009.  
  5. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 11 August 2009.  

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