Chuhei Iwasaki (1987) was born in Tokyo next to the biggest fish market. He studied violin at the Toho Gakuen High School of Music. He continued to study the violin, adding composing and then conducting at the Prague Conservatory and at The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
He studied violin with prof. František Pospíšil (former concertmaster of Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra), composition with prof. Jiří Gemrot, conducting with prof. Miriam Němcová, prof. Hynek Farkač, prof. Tomáš Koutník and prof. Leoš Svárovský.
Iwasaki started his career as a conductor when he was a student at the Prague Conservatory. In 2012 he and his friends founded the student orchestra ‘Iwasaki Philharmonic Orchestra’ which has many concerts to this day. In the same year he conducted Carmina Burana (C.Orff) as his debut concert with an ensemble from the Prague Conservatory and the excellent children’s choir Pueri Gaudentes. For Iwasaki’s Prague Conservatory graduation concert, he conducted his own composition, Symphony no.1, and Symphony no.14 by Dmitri Shostakovich.
In 2014, after graduating the Prague Conservatory, Iwasaki began to work there as the conductor of the ensemble, ‘Prague Conservatory Modern’. In 2016, Iwasaki and this ensemble won the grand prize at the Czech competition for various ensemble, ‘Concerto Bohemia’. From September of 2016, Iwasaki is conductor of the Prague Conservatory’s String Orchestra.
Iwasaki is the chief conductor of the film music orchestra, ‘FILMharmonie’, since its establishment in 2014. He is also the conductor of the social music program ‘El Sistema’ in Czech Republic. From 2017 Iwasaki is also conductor of J.K.Tyl Theatre in Plzeň and regular conductor of Karlín Music Theatre in Prague.
As a guest conductor, Chuhei Iwasaki has hosted many Czech Orchestras, for example Prague Philharmonia – PKF, South Czech Philharmonic, Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra Zlin, Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice., Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra.