La Belle Époque - Hideko Amano, Flute, and Friends
7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2023
Hideko Amano was born in Japan and came to the United States at the age of 12. In 1995, she received a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where she studied under the prominent flutist, Paula Robison. From 1995 to 1998 Amano continued her musical education in Paris, France where she studied with Mathieu Dufour, who has since joined the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as principal flutist. While studying in Paris, she performed in many international Chamber Music Festivals in Italy, England, Israel and Morocco. Since her return to Chicago in 1998, she has continued her career as an active recitalist. She is involved with several Japanese organizations and performed in a concert series at the House of Consul General of Japan and the Japan American Society of Chicago's August Peace Concert. Amano has performed on WFMT 98.7 Monday Evening Series, among others. In 2003 she appeared on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series at the Chicago Cultural Center. In addition to her performing career, Amano also maintains a growing private studio for young flutists and many competition winners in Chicago Symphony Concerto Competition, Union League, SAM, Chicago Club, Music Teachers National Associations and Walgreen National Competition. She was an adjunct professor of flute at Northeastern Illinois University.