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Haru Ogiwara

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Haru Ogiwara is a London based cellist who began playing the cello at the age of six with Dr.Oliver Gledhill. He has been a student of the Royal College of Music Junior Department (RCMJD), where he studied with Michal Kaznowski and Pal Banda, and graduated with the Freda Dinn and Ida Mabbett Prize.

He is a student of Prof.Hannah Roberts at the Royal Academy of Music where he currently studies with a full scholarship. 

He is a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestra member and has received numerous honours and performances in various music festivals in Europe, such as the Premier Cup & Recital Prize in the North London Festival, the Gregynog Young Musician String Player of the Year 2020, the Gustav Mahler Competition in Prague- Masterclass Award 2021, the Special Award in Radolfzell Music Festival in Germany and the Cello Masterclass course at the Kronberg Academy with Gary Hoffman in 2022. He has appeared in concerts such as at the Guildhall in London for the annual Lord Mayor’s Reflections, The Youth Music Award Grand Ceremony and as a soloist of the Schumann Cello Concert conducted by Thomas Gregory with the Fortismere Community Symphony Orchestra. 
In the summer of 2023, he held a sold out Elgar Room recital at the Royal Albert Hall London, and a solo performance at the Wigmore Hall. 

Haru has been generously supported by the DfES Music and Dance scheme, Awards for Young Musicians, Future Talent, Drake Calleja Junior Scholarship, Wrightson Trust Music Scholarship, J & M Michael, J & A Beares, the Royal College of Music and the Aud Jebsen Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music 


He plays a cello by J.F. Wright, Newark, 2023 (1727 Goffriller Ex Shapiro Model) and a William Salchow bow thanks to Pei Sian Ng and Pei Jee Ng who, have been supporting his artistic development. 

Full Musical CV
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Aug 2023

Ishikawa Music Academy, Japan 

Active MasterClasses and a Concert 
24th Aug 10:00am
Ongakugo, Ishikawa, Japan

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26th Sep 2022

Kronberg Academy 
Cello Master-class 2022

Active Masterclasses and a Concert 


9th July 2023

RCMJD Young Artists Concert

9th July 2023 3:00pm
Wigmore Hall

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Aug 2022

Radolfzell Music Festival Sommer Akademie

Masterclasses and Concerts
Special Awards

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21st May 2023

Elgar Room
Classical Coffee Morning

21st May 11:00am
Royal Albert Hall in association with the Royal College of Music with Craig White

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July 2022

Virtuoso & Belcanto, Lucca Itay


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J & M Michael

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