Multi-instrumentalist Hideaki Aomori has established a unique career as a freelance performer and educator. Equally comfortable in orchestral, new music, pop and jazz settings, Hideaki enjoys a diverse range of performances in New York City and around the world. He has collaborated with a variety of artists including Tito Puente, Sir Roland Hanna, Duncan Sheik, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Ron Carter, St. Vincent, Gabriel Kahane, Orchestre de Chambre Miniature, Sean Lennon, Spoon, Harper Simon and Holly Brook. His multifaceted performing career has taken him to many places around the globe including Asia, Australia, and Europe.
In 2006, Hideaki joined Sufjan Stevens for a world tour in support of his album, “The Avalanche.” As one of Stevens’ featured soloists, he played to great acclaim in such prestigious venues as London’s Barbican Centre and Sydney’s State Theater. In 2007, Hideaki joined the Kennedy Center Opera Orchestra for a special performance of Stevens’ songs. He also served as principal clarinetist for the recording and Brooklyn Academy of Music premiere of Stevens’ orchestral work, “BQE.”
In 2008, Hideaki toured the United States with Tony Award-winning songwriter/composer, Duncan Sheik. As clarinetist and bass clarinetist, he contributed to songs from the award-winning “Spring Awakening,” as well as new works from “Whisper House” and classic songs from Duncan’s catalog. Hideaki also participated in the 2008 Wainwright/McGarrigle Christmas Concert at Carnegie Hall, performing alongside such legends as Emmylou Harris, Lou Reed and Laurie Anderson.
In addition to his performing career, Hideaki maintains an active and passionate involvement in music education, teaching privately and in schools in Queens and Long Island. After earning his Bachelor’s degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Ayako Oshima, he received a Master’s degree from Queens College and a Doctorate from Stony Brook University. At the age of 18, Hideaki released his recording debut, “Young Man With a Horn,” presented by jazz legend, Sir Roland Hanna. He has recently released an all-Brahms albumwith renowned pianist Joshua Pierce for the MSR Classics label.