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Kunihiko Hashimoto (Composer)

Born: 14th September 1904, Hongō, Tokyo

Died: 6th May 1949, Kamakura, Japan

Nationality: Japanese

Kunihiko or Qunihico Hashimoto was a Japanese composer, violinist, conductor, and musical educator. He was born in the Hongo district of Tokyo. In 1923, he entered the Tokyo Music School (presently Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music) where he studied violin and conducting. In composition, he was largely self-taught, but later he would study that subject as a graduate student at the same school. Initially, he was active as a composer and arranger, but he soon made himself a name as an accomplished teacher, and in 1933 was appointed as professor at his alma mater.