溝口肇 (Mizoguchi Hajime) is a cellist and composer. He was born in Tokyo in 1960. Mizoguchi started playing piano in 1963 and cello in 1971. From 1978 to 1985 at Tokyo university of art he majored in violoncello. While at school, he started playing the cello with Japanese pop-singer and working as a studio musician for radio, TV, films, and albums. In 1982, at the age of 22, he had a serious traffic accident. This is what made him start composing.