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Epiphany Center For The Arts, The Sanctuary, 201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607


About the event

ORiHANA is a modern J-POP / Anime music project reimagining iconic songs from Japanese anime, tv series and movies. Founded by award-winning international musicians, violinist Olya Prohorova and pianist Hana Fujisaki, ORiHANA creates unique arrangements of J-pop and anime songs, elevating them through the two musicians’ classical and jazz music backgrounds. ORiHANA brings a fresh spin on music from anime like Bleach, Elfen Lied, Fruits Basket, Honey and Clover among many others, covering songs by celebrated musicians like Kenshi Yonezu, Mika Nakashima, Radwimps, Angela Aki, Suneohair and others. ORiHANA has been a regular entertainer at Japanese Culture events in the Midwest. Their work and upcoming performance dates can be seen on the ORiHANA YouTube Channel, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok.

About the musicians

Violinist Olya Prohorova is a highly versatile musician enjoying a career in multiple music genres - from classical, to rock, country and bluegrass. Ms. Prohorova performed internationally as a classical musician in Italy, Germany, Moldova, Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Japan, United States and Canada, winning awards at violin and chamber music competitions, as well as playing with prominent artists like Augustin Dumay, Tessa Lark, Anna Tifu, Utto Ughi and others. She performed at Tiny Desk Concert series and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC with Grammy-winning artist PJ Morton, and collaborated as a studio musician with celebrated artists like Kirk Franklin, John Legend, Chronixx, etc. In 2021, with her friend Hana Fujisaki, she started ORiHANA, a project to reimagine Japanese pop music.

Hana Fujisaki is one of the most sought-after Chicago-based pianist, organist, composer and music educator. She earned awards at multiple music competitions as an organist and composer, such as Yamaha Electone Festival, Luminarts Jazz Competition, etc. Hana studied organ at Yamaha Music School in Tokyo, Japan, and later went on to pursue her music career in Chicago. She received her BM’ from Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she studied jazz with Jim Trompeter, Scott Mason and Paul Wertico, and a MM’ from Northwestern University, where she studied with Jeremy Kahn and Victor Goines. Aside from her US academic degrees, Hana holds a Yamaha teaching certificate and currently teaches jazz, classical piano and directs a choir at Harold Washington College. As a performer she plays with a variety of cultural music projects including Chicago Samba, soul musician Brandon James, Los Perros Cubanos, Forever Frida project, and most recently, ORiHANA.


Olya Prohorova, Hana Fujisaki

Price Range

$25 - $70

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Live Event
Epiphany Center For The Arts, The Sanctuary, 201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Dinner Theater
No kids under 5 years old

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