Haruyo Horie (Composer)
Born in Tokyo in 1944, Ms. Horie began learning about music at the age
of 5, studying piano with Taeko Asai. After finishing her studies in the
music section at Komaba Metropolitan High School (now known as Tokyo Metropolitan
Fine Arts High School),she went on to graduate from the Composition Department
at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. Horie’s instructors
include Tomojiro Ikenouchi, Yuzuru Shimaoka and Akira Miyoshi. While a
high school student, she worked as a classic ballet lesson pianist, and
upon entering university she began as a pianist at the Takarazuka Theater
Troupe’s training center where she continued to work for eight years. She
has also been a lesson pianist for jazz artist Sanae Mizushima, chanson
singer Natsuyo Fukamidori and modern dancer Akiko Kanda. In 2014, Horie’s
suite for square piano “The Wanderer” was premiered by Ms. Megumi Tanno
in Holland at the Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Museum’s Festival Opening Concert:
New on Fortepiano.
- CDs -
“Letter From Haruyo Horie” series, including No. 1 for guitar, No. 2 for recorder, No. 3 for voice and piano, No.4 for voice, piano and violin (with essay and score) and No. 5 for recorder and harpsichord , "Crain" for recorder & piano.
- Music Scores -
“Haruyo Horie Works for Guitar I〜V” / “Beyond Spring for Melody Instruments”
with separate guitar and piano accompaniments / Recorder & Harpsichord
Series No. 1 “Beyond Spring Collection” and No. 2 “Suite des confessions
“Little Suite of Wildflowers – with Illustrated Story” for recorder and piano (soon to be published)
Haruyo Horie’s official website Katatsumuri no Hitorigoto (Monologue of a Snail).