Makiko Hirabayashi

Makiko Hirabayashi (born 1966) is a Japanese jazz pianist based in Denmark. She started to play the piano at the age of four, and subsequently violin at nine. As a teenager, she became interested in composing film music and won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she became more involved with jazz and improvisation. After graduation, she moved to Copenhagen to start her career as a pianist and composer.

Her compositions are inspired by elements from classical music, jazz, music from the Far East and the Nordic moods.


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