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Iwaki was born in Tokyo in Shortly after he entered an elementary schoolhe moved to Kyoto due to his father's transferral. He came to play the xylophone at nine years old. He moved back to Tokyo when he advanced to the fifth grade. In Maysuffering from an air raidhe evacuated to Kanazawawhere his relatives lived. He had applied for admission to the Department of German Literature of University of Tokyobut he gave up on account of a Hiroyuki Iwaki - Bartók* - The Miraculous Mandarin fever he ran on the eve of the examination.
However, he dropped out later. In that era, discrimination existed depending on one's specialty within the faculty, and above all, the Percussion Department was ranked among the lowest group in the faculty.
He made his conducting debut with the NHK Symphony Orchestra inand was later honored as permanent conductor of that orchestra. Inhe became the first Japanese to conduct the Vienna Philharmonicas a substitute for Bernard Haitinkwho had taken ill.
He first conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra MSO on a Australian tour, and was chief conductor of the MSO for a record term of 23 years —97during which time he took the orchestra on two tours of Japan. In he was appointed the orchestra's conductor laureate, while remaining chief conductor until his retirement in He remained the Bombay March - Maurice Jarre - A Passage To India (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) laureate after retirement.
He made efforts to found the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and was appointed as the first music director, where he established the composer-in-residence system and tried hard to perform their commissioned works first in the world. He conducted all the symphonies of Ludwig van Beethoven in one concert at Tokyo Bunka Kaikanfrom the afternoon of 31 December to the morning of 1 January Hiroyuki Iwaki - Bartók* - The Miraculous Mandarin In the following year, he performed the same program again Con memory at Tokyo Metropolitan Art Space on 31 December On 13 Junehe died of heart failure in Tokyo, Japan.
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