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Hiromi’s Sonicwonder

Hiromi’s Sonicwonder

Friday, October 20
7:30pm in Stewart Theatre

$40-$45 | $10 NC State Students | $20 Faculty/Staff

We may have a limited number of tickets available at the box office on the night of the concert. The box office in Talley Student Union will be open one hour before showtime for cashless sales (tickets subject to availability).

IMPORTANT: Always purchase your tickets through our website or box office. Tickets obtained from unauthorized online sources may be stolen, counterfeit and/or extremely overpriced.

Questions about ticketing? Email

One of jazz piano’s most brazenly virtuosic players.

The New York Times

About the Event

Since Hiromi thrilled NC State LIVE audiences back in 2009 and again with Stanley Clarke in 2011, her ebullient piano playing has continued to eclipse the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop. Her new project “Sonicwonder” is an electrified four-piece band with heavy groove, featuring Adam O’Farrill on trumpet, Hadrien Feraud on bass, and Gene Coye on drums. Trust us when we say you want to be in the room when this happens.

Born in Hamamatsu, Japan in 1979, Hiromi’s first piano teacher, Noriko Hikida, exposed Hiromi to jazz and in 1999 she moved to the US to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since then, she has taken the jazz world by storm, winning major awards and playing with the likes of Chick Corea, on bassist Stanley Clarke’s Grammy-winning Jazz in the Garden, and at the opening ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. An evening with Hiromi is exhilarating.


Before Hiromi heats up the stage, join us in NC State’s 1887 Bistro for an elegant three-course prix fixe meal inspired by the cuisine of Japan. Dinner is $45.95 per person and includes two glasses of wine or beer. Doors open at 5:00pm. Reservations required.

The pre-show dinner before Hiromi’s concert is SOLD OUT.

dinners sharing a meal in 1887 bistro
Faculty, students and staff enjoy lunch at the 1887 bistro at the Talley Student Union. Photo by Marc


NC State LIVE strives to make our programming accessible to everyone. If you have an access need or an accommodation request, please email Liza Green, associate director at Learn more about accessibility at NC State LIVE.

Protect the Pack

NC State LIVE is fully committed to the health and wellness of our campus, community and artists and will be following all public health and NC State University’s Community Standards as of the date of the event. This could include changes to capacity, attendance prerequisites and other protective measures. 

It Takes a Village

NC State LIVE is supported in part by grants from the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission, South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources.