Born in Nara (Japan), Hiroaki started playing violin at the age of five. After graduating from Kyoto music high school and Kurashiki Sakuyo University, he left for Europe to study at the Royal Brussels Conservatory in the class of Aki Saulière where he is currently pursuing a Masters degree. He has participated in the La Loingtaine Academy for many years and performed in the Château de Fontainebleau. During the 2018-2019 season he will be a member of the La Monnaie Opera Orchestra Academy. His former teachers include Chihiro Kudo and Yuko Mori.