Joji Hattori is Associate Guest Conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Founded in 1946, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra is Vienna’s leading chamber orchestra and over the years has attained recognition as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world.
In 2015, Joji Hattori opened SHIKI Japanese Fine Dining, Brasserie & Bar ( www.shiki.at ) on Krugerstrasse 3, in the very center of Vienna, only a few steps away from its main Opera House.
As its proprietor, he constantly inspires and motivates his qualified team, to improve every day.
This exclusive Japanese restaurant serves both traditional and fusion dishes and has received 2 hats (16 points) from Gault Millau, 3 forks (91 points) from Falstaff and 4 stars (87 points) from A-la-carte, as well as a Michelin Star.
The Menuhin Competition takes place every two years at a different location and is considered to be the most important international competition for young violinists. It also includes a major violin festival featuring all jury members as performers and provides an educational forum to all participants and visiting musicians. Joji Hattori, winner of this event in 1989, is now President and Member of the Jury of this exciting Competition-Festival.
Joji Hattori is Artistic Director of the Lauenen Chamber Concert series. His aim is „to bring together a small number of top international chamber musicians to perform in Lauenen’s cosy chapel to an audience whose sensitivity for absorbing beautiful music will be enhanced by the natural beauty of the surroundings.“
Joji Hattori has initiated this non-profit project, which is managed by the Hattori Foundation. The building, no.7 Exton Street in London (Southbank), serves its artistic community as an affordable venue for rehearsals, meetings, exhibitions, performances etc. as well as private functions.
The Hattori Foundation for Music and the Arts was established as an educational trust by the Hattori Family and granted charity status in 1992. The aim of the Foundation in the field of music is to encourage and assist exceptionally talented young instrumentalists and chamber ensembles who are based in the UK.