Everyone was focused, and I felt they looked at me very carefully, with great interest in listening to my music. Polish audience is fantastic.
Japanese composer, producer, arranger and musician. Creator of more than 100 soundtracks and albums.He has directed Quartet, a film regarded as the first fully–fledged Japanese music film. An acknowledged pianist, Hisaishi has worked with London Philharmonic and Italian Citta di Ferara Orchestra. Joe Hisaishi is the John Williams of the Orient. He is a composer who can boast having worked with such directors as Takeshi Kitano and Hayao Miyazaki. Thus, on the one hand we have gangster cinema treating of Jakuza, and on the other – family and anime films. Joe Hisaishi enchants the audience with the diversity of his pieces and musical erudition. He writes jazz, blues, pop, but also powerful symphonic scores. It was especially the latter that won him many fans all around the globe – enough to mention his scores for Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Hisaishi's style rests on clear, natural themes he uses as basis upon which to develop entire soundtracks. Another interesting fact is composer's approach to piano, which is present in nearly all of his soundtracks. The composer himself is a seasoned pianist with performances given in some of the finest concert halls in the world. He always plays piano sections on his own soundtracks himself. He is constantly touring Asia with his band, constantly impressing his audiences with new ideas about public performances and promoting his music. He has recently staged a concert with an orchestra of several hundred musicians and a choir to celebrate his collaboration with Ghibli studio, which has produced some of the most popular anime films, including Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle.