Shiro Hatae graduated from the Tokyo College of Music and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with the Première prix and the Selmer prize. He has also performed as a soloist with numerous professional orchestras and in his recital as a soloist in Tokyo and all over Japan.
Shiro has been invited to the Manhattan School of Music and other instituitions for masterclasses and recitals.. He is a member of the award winning saxophone quartet SPIRITUS. They have received a special selected prize for their two consecutive albums by a record label magazine.
Shiro is currently a lecturer of saxophone , chamber music and wind ensemble at the Tokyo College of Music and Shobi Music College.