Right after graduating from a Japanese junior high school in 1979, Hisayoshi Inoue went to Vienna to study piano under the late Bruno Seidlhofer and Branko Czuberka. He also studied conducting under the late Kurt Wöss. Since 1982, he continued his study in Munich and Mainz with the late Sergiu Celibidache and Horst Stein at Bayreuther Festspiele. He also had an opportunity to work with Gary Bertini at Das Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester and at other orchestras since 1986. The late Leonard Bernstein taught him as well. Inoue used to serve as an assistant to Isaac Karabtchevsky and Seiji Ozawa.

Inoue’s official debut was in 1992 with Brno State Philharmonic Orchestra at the subscription concert. Since then, he has been actively conducting in Czech Republic, Poland and the former Soviet Union and has worked with such orchestras as Czech National Symphony Orchestra and Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra just to name a few.

Getting acquainted with Loris Tjeknavorian while in Vienna led Inoue to conduct Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra in 1993. This concert was featured in two major Japanese national dailies. He had served as Guest Conductor of the orchestra till 2000.

With Inoue’s untiring and continuous effort, Armenian Philharmonic was rewarded with a financial support from the Japanese government in April 2000 and renewed their instruments. In September, the same year, “Japan Week”, a project Inoue first conceived was held in Yerevan, capitol of Armenia in association with Japan Foundation. This project was a gesture of gratitude for the generous gift and went into headlines.

Presently, Hisayoshi Inoue serves as Music Director of the Japan Sinfonia and Music Director of the Japan Gustav Mahler Orchestra(Presently,called Mahler Festival Orchestra), which he himself helped a great deal organizing, and is approved by International Gustav Mahler Society and performed complet Symphies by Gustav Mahler with this Orchestra.

since 2013,he took the position as guest Proffesor of the National Music College Mongolia,and Guest Conductor of the Mongolian National Philharmonic Orchestra in Ulaanbatar.

2016,he conducted The Armenian Natinal Philharmonic Orchestra and The Jersalem Symphony Orchestra.

2017,he will take the position as conductor of the Pegasus Orchestra in New York.


A Most frequently talked about talent among a handful of connoisseurs. Uncompromising music making.

K. I. (December, 2002, HMV Review)

I have known Mr. Hisayoshi Inoue since 1986 when he was one of my students at the Mozarteum Summer Academy. Mr. Inoue is an excellent musician with a wonderful musical ear and musical knowledge. He has done very good work in concerts he has conducted in various places and the recordings of his concerts with the Armenian Orchestra are proof of his ability.             

Gary Bertini(November, 2002)

This performance of Mahler Symphony No. 6 is genuinely worth paying attention to.

I cannot help being surprised at how deeply he understands and interprets a different culture. 

 Dr. Reinhold Kubik,Vice-President, International Gustav Mahler Society(October 2, 2002)

He transforms a Japanese amateur orchestra to Vienna Philharmonic while he works with it. There is none next to him in bringing out the polyphonic beauty from an orchestra.   

Atsushi Suzuki(November, 2000, Gramophone Japan)

A German sonority with harmonies on secured bass. Every detail is clearly articulated and stereoscopic. His music was never rush nor clamorous… He reminded me of Klemperer.

Mitsutoshi Kyo(February, 1998, Mostly Classic)

Though he is still in his thirtieth, he impressed me with a grand scale, and transparent and elaborate sonority of recent Celibidache.             

Naoya Hirabayashi(June, 1996, CD Journal)

I met a man of the most exquisite talent. I am certain that he will make an important career in the years to come.    Isaac Karabtchevsky(October 30, 1991)