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Wakana Ichihashi

After Completing her bachelor’s and master's degrees in pedagogy of music from the University of Chiba, Wakana Ichihashi studied Ondes Martenot with Takashi Harada. She continued her studies in France under Jeanne Loriod, premier ondist and step sister of Olivier Messiaen. She received her diploma for Ondes Martenot's with unanimity and judges’ commendation from Schola Cantorum. She was the last student of Jeanne Loriod before her death. In 2000, she was invited to the United Kingdom by recommendation of Jeanne Loriod to play in Olivier Messiaen’s “Turangalia Symphony” as a soloist under the direction of Mark Friz-Gerald. She is also an acclaimed performer at several festivals and concerts in France. In 2002, she started her career in Japan as an ondist. In addition to performances in salons and concerts, music festivals, clubs and educational institutions, she appears on radio and television programs. She has also won first prize with judges’ special commendation in several competitions at home and abroad. She is involved in composition and performance of all genres’ music, while also looking to further appreciation for the beauty of the Ondes Martenot.