Welcome to the official website for cellist Yushin Hirai.

Classical music is captivating!!!

Playing the cello is always really fun!!





Name : Yushin Hirai 

Speciality : playing the cello

Ability : absolute pitch / synesthesia

Language : fluent in English and Japanese / German ( Intermediate ) French ( Daily conversation ) / Italian

Favorite things : classical music / opera / JAZZ / art museum / drawing / painting / taking pictures / sports

Favorite : bird / insect / nature / koala

Personality : super positive / passionately curious 

Things he wants to do : conduct at the Vienna Philharmonic New Year Concert / perform with pianist Lang Lang and 2CELLOS

Favorite cars : Rolls-Royce / Lamborghini / Ferrari


名前 : 平井 祐心 

特技 : チェロを弾くこと

能力 : 絶対音感 / 共感覚

言語 : 英語、日本語、ドイツ語 流暢 / フランス語 / イタリア語

好き : クラシック音楽  / オペラ / ジャズ / 美術館に行くこと / 絵を描くこと / 写真を撮ること / スポーツ

好き : 鳥 / 昆虫 / 自然 /コアラ

性格 : スーパーポジティブ  / 好奇心旺盛

やりたいこと : ウィーンフィルのニューイヤーコンサートで指揮をしたい / ピアニスト ランラン、2CELLOSと共演したい

好きな車 : ロールス ロイス / ランボルギーニ / フェラーリ


His name is Yushin Hirai. He is a cellist.


平井 祐心、チェリストです。


* photos and videos *

* 3 years old *

He started to play the cello, when he was 3 years old.




* 4 years old *

He became the owner of a strong synesthesia, when he was 4 years old.




 When he was 4 years old, he could see vivid color in numbers, colors and tastes and more. Sounds also has color, hence for music and language, colors always come to his mind like a revolving lantern whenever he listens or sees something.

He became the owner of a strong synesthesia.


* 6 years old *

He performed  "Canon for two Cellos"  at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall.


6歳、浜離宮朝日ホールに出演しました。ドメニコ ガブリエリ " 二艇のチェロのためのカノン " を演奏しました。


* 7 years old *

He participated in the competition.

He was the youngest medalist for the first time ever in this competition.


7歳、第17回 泉の森ジュニアチェロコンクールに出場しました。大会史上初の最年少メダリストとなりました。


* 8 years old *

Playing the cello is always fun!




* 9 years old *

"The 24th Kobe International music competition"

Yushin Hirai received the outstanding performance award in this competition.


9歳、第24回 神戸国際音楽コンクールにて優秀賞を受賞しました。


Yushin Hirai performed Hungarian Rhapsody by D.Popper.




Hama no JACK concerto soloist audition 2019


Yushin Hirai has been chosen as a first place winner ( Age Category 22 and under ) of  HAMA no JACK Concerto Soloist Audition 2019.


ハマのジャック、コンチェルトソリストオーディション2019、チェロ部門 ( 22歳以下 ) を最年少の9歳で受け、第一位で合格。ソリストに選ばれました。


The pictures of final round.

The pictures of rehearsal.

Yushin Hirai has chosen as a first place winner of the American Protege International Piano & Strings Competition 2019. He also received a first place winner of the American Protege International Concerto Competition 2019.




Yushin Hirai performed at Carnegie Hall as a Winner's Recital.




Yushin Hirai received an award for the first place in both the solo and the concerto categories.




Yushin Hirai received a grand prize at the 6th Kariya International music competition.


第6回 刈谷国際音楽コンクールにて、最優秀賞を受賞しました。


Yushin Hirai also received the Kariya City Board of Education Award.




Yushin Hirai became the first place winner at the 21st Kansai Strings Competition. He also received a jury prize.


第21回 関西弦楽コンクールにて、第一位となりました。併せて審査員賞を受賞しました。


Yushin Hirai received a first prize at the 13th All Japan Art Competition.


第13回 全日本芸術コンクールにて、第一位を受賞しました。


* 10 years old *

Yushin Hirai received the Grand Prize at the 25th Kobe International Music Competition. He also received Hyogo Prefectural Board of Education Award.


第25回 神戸国際音楽コンクールにて、最優秀賞、併せて兵庫県教育委員会賞を受賞しました。


Yushin Hirai was on " sukkiri × golden manabi week " NTV.


日本テレビ ゴールデンまなびウィーク企画にて、朝の情報番組 " スッキリ " に出演致しました。


Yushin Hirai received a Gold Prize at the 6th Shimoda International Music Competition. He also received a Grand prize.

第6回 下田国際音楽コンクールにて、金賞、及び大賞を受賞しました。

下田国際音楽コンクール ウェブサイトより

Yushin Hirai performed Dvořák:Cello Concerto as a soloist with Hama no JACK Orchestra at Yokohama Minatomirai hall.




On 1st of October,2020,Yushin Hirai was on " Mezamashi TV " Fuji TV.

フジテレビ めざましテレビ "キラビト!" に出演しました。



He's been practicing the

piano since he was 2 years old. 

He also started to practice the cello when he was 3 years old.

In addition, he is studying conducting and composing music.

He really loves music.

Thank you so much for all of your support.

He always really appreciates it.