Chuhei Iwasaki is a Czech conductor from Japan. He was born by the Fish Market of Tsukiji in Tokyo in 1987. From his childhood he devoted himself to playing the violin. From 2003 until 2006 he studied at the Toho Gakuen Conservatory in Tokyo, then at the Prague Conservatory, along with composition and conducting (2007-2013). He has been conducting actively since 2012, he also studied conducting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has been teaching at the Prague Conservatory since 2014 (a conductor of a string orchestra) and he is a chief conductor of the Film Philharmonic.
He became chief conductor of the first Czech brass orchestra called Moravia Brass Band in 2018 and since September 2019 he has been a residence guest conductor of the Pilsen Philharmonic.
Chuhei Iwasaki also co-operates with leading orchestras in the Czech Republic and Slovakia: Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra, PKF-Prague Philharmonia, Pilsen Philharmonic, Brno Philharmonic, Hradec Králové Philharmonic, Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava, State Philharmonic Košice, The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, The Bohuslav Martinů Philharmonic Orchestra, The South Czech Philharmonic, The West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra Mariánské Lázně, etc.
As a theatre conductor, he currently conducts at the J.K. Tyl Theatre in Pilsen and at the Karlin Musical Theatre in Prague. He has been also a conductor of the Silesian Theatre Opava.
Chuhei Iwasaki made his debut at the Prague Spring with the Hradec Králové Philharmonic in May 2018.