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Tokyo Music Competition

SUHO Ryosuke

SUHO Ryosuke

Born in: Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
1st place, and Audience Award, String Section, The 9th Tokyo Music Competition 2011

Musical Study Experiences

Began learning violin from 7 years of age
2009 Participated in the Zakhar Bron Music Festival in Miyazaki Violin Seminar, the Courchevel International Music Academy in Kasama, and the Tokyo Music Academy master classes hosted by the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
2012 Participated in the Chigiana Musical Academy Master Classes (Italy)
Currently special scholarship student at Tokyo College of Music High School


Previously studied under Okamoto Chisako, Iwatani Yuko, and currently under Ohtani Yasuko and Oguri Machie
Also took master classes of Zakhar Bron, Pierre Amoyal, and Boris Belkin

Musical Careers

2005 Gold Prize and Encouragement award, the 17th Violin Competition for Children (Japan)
2006 1st Place, String Category, Primary School Division, the 16th Japan Classical Music Competition
2007 Excellence Award and Judge's Awards, the 9th Kansai Strings Competition
2nd Place, Violin Category, Primary School Division, Osaka Regional, the 61st Student Music concours of Japan
2008 Excellence Award and Judge's Award, the 10th Kansai Strings Competition
Beethoven’s 9th Alto Solo (Kyushu Symphony Orchestra led by Genda Shigeo)
1st Place, Middle School Category, Osaka Regional and 3rd Place, National, at the 62nd Student Music concours of Japan
Performed with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra led by Otomo Naoto in Concert for Children, the 21st "Hands Across the Sea"
Performed in "Kitai Sareru Wakaki Ensoka no Tsudoi (Anticipated Young Musicians Series)" (Japan)
2009 1st Place, Virtuoso Award, and EMCY Prize, the 13th International Competition for Violin, Kloster Schöntal (Germany)
In the Kyoto Art Festival won the Audience Award and the Mainichi Shimbun Award
Performed in the 14th Relay Music Festival at the Kyoto Brighton Hotel Atrium
2010 Performed with the Prague Chamber Orchestra at the Dvořák Hall, being invited to the 19th and 20th International Music Festival "Young Prague" (Czech Republic). Also appeared in various performances in suburbs of Prague
Top Prize and the Special Prize of the General Sponsor, the 4th David Oistrakh International Violin Competition (Moscow)
Performed in "Nikkan Wakai Kizuna no Classic concert (Japan-Korea Classic Concert with a bond of youth) in Osaka"
2011 Held a recital in Osaka
1st Place and Audience Award, String Section, the 9th Tokyo Music Competition
Also won various prizes in competitions in Japan
2012 Performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto under the baton of Sado Yutaka at the UNESCO Main Building International Conference Hall in Paris for the event "3.11 Fukkatsu no Hi wo Kanaderu Hi: Great Eastern Japan Earthquake Memorial Concert"
Received a diploma from the Chigiana Musical Academy master classes

Further Activities

Previously performed with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra led by Otomo Naoto, the New Japan Philharmonic led by Kim Hong-Je, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra led by Enkoji Masahiko, and the Ensemble Kobe led by Ban Tetsuro.


Baroque to contemporary. My specialties are unaccompanied sonatas, classical sonatas written by Beethoven and Mozart, etc., Romantic era concertos, and various virtuoso pieces.

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