A native of Yokohama City, Japan, Chihiro Shibayama is a versatile New York City-based freelance percussionist. She has played percussion on a successful run of a Broadway musical, Miss Saigon and her Broadway debut was as one of three on-stage musicians for a new adaptation of The Cherry Orchard starring Diane Lane. She has also performed for the renowned Radio City Christmas Spectacular, ABC's Good Morning America with John Legend and Common, The Metropolitan Opera, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, and The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, among others. As a chamber musician, she regularly performs with American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Alarm Will Sound, and A Far Cry.
She has been on the percussion faculty of the Diller-Quaile School of Music since 2013 and Third Street Music Settlement since 2019.
Ms. Shibayama earned both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School after graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy with a performance award. She proudly endorses Pearl/ Adams and Dragonfly Percussion.
ニューヨークを拠点に、現代音楽、室内楽、オーケストラ、講師など様々な活動を行っており、現在ブロードウェイミュージカルの名作「ミスサイゴン」のパーカッショニストとして活躍するほか、メトロポリタンオペラなどでも臨時パーカッショニストを勤める。ジャンルや形態にとらわれない芸術集団MuSE: Multicultural Sonic Evolutionの創設者の一人。ドラゴンフライ・パーカッションとパール・アダムスコンサートアーティスト。