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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Okayama Prefecture, Japan
1st place, String Section, The 9th Tokyo Music Competition 2011

Musical Study Experiences

Born in Okayama in 1994
Began learning violin from 3 years of age with the Suzuki Method
2011 Attended Lake District Summer Music Academy (the U.K.)
Graduated from the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, currently 4th- year student at Tokyo University of the Arts


Previously studied under Mihara Yukihiro, Nagamine Takashi, Sawa Kazuki, Gérard Poulet, Pierre Amoyal and Nagahara Kota

Musical Careers

2004- Participated in the 2nd and 3rd classes of Sado Yutaka and Super Kids Orchestra as a selected member
2006 2nd Place, Strings Category, Age-J the Osaka International Music Competition
2008 2nd Place, Violin Category, Middle School Division, Osaka Regional, the Student Music Concours of Japan
1st Place, Middle School Category, National, the Japan Player's Competition
2009 1st Place, High School Category, National, the Japan Player's Competition
1st Place, Violin Category, High School Division, Osaka Regional, the Student Music Concours of Japan
2010 1st Prize-Grand Prix, Violin Category, High School Division, the Japan Classical Music Competition
2011 3rd Place and Audience Award, the Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition
Became a recipient of Pressenda 1831 on loan from the NPO Corporation Yellow Angel
1st Place, String Section, the 9th Tokyo Music Competition
Won the following prizes in the Strings Category, High School Division of the YOKOHAMA International Music competition
-1st Place
-Gerard Poulet Award
-Grand Prix
2012 Performed in the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan's Morning Concert Vol.59 (Solo Recital)
Invited to play a concerto as the Japanese Representative at the International Music Festival "Young Prague" (Czech), and held a half recital in Prague
2013 Dispatched as a goodwill ambassador to New Zealand and held a recital in Christchurch
2014 Performed at Shimane Prefecture’s Izumo Taisha "Heisei no Daisengu (the shrine transfer of the Heisei era)" celebratory concert
2015 Selected as the campus morning concert soloist for Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra, Tokyo
Encouragement Award, Violin Category, Matsukata Hall Music Award

Further Activities

Kishimoto has performed various concertos with numerous orchestras, including the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and other local orchestras under the baton of renowned conductors such as Enkoji Masahiko, Umeda Toshiaki, Miyamoto Fumiaki, and Yamashita Kazufumi. Also she has been performing in various ensembles and her solo recitals in and out of the university.

2012, 2013 Rohm Music Foundation Scholarship Student
2015 Aoyama Music Foundation Scholarship Student


Baroque to contemporary. Especially violin concertos, virtuosos, concert pieces, etc. regardless of era. I am also actively working on other contemporary unaccompanied pieces such as music written by Ysaÿe.

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