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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
1st place, String Section, The 7th Tokyo Music Competition 2009

Musical Study Experiences

2000 Graduated from Toho Gakuen Music High School in violin major
2004 Graduated from the Toho Gakuen College Music Department; transferred to Viola
2006 Completed research studies at the same university


Studied violin under Iida Yoshie and Ishii Shizuko; viola under Okada Nobuo

Musical Careers

2005 Top prize, the 15th Japan Classical Music Competition
2007 1st Place, Strings Category, the 11th Concert Marronnier 21
2009 1st Place, String Section, the 7th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

Previously studied under Mstislav Rostropovich, Robert Mann, Tanamura Mazumi and Kawasaki Masao, participating in Seiji Ozawa Music Academy Caravan Concert, Project Q(educational project hosted by TV MAN UNION in Japan), Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival, chamber music study groups for young musicians and more.
Performed with Imai Nobuko, Harada Sadao, Garth Knox and the Kyoto Alti String Quartet in the Viola Space, JT Hall Ensemble series, Spring Festival in Tokyo—Tokyo Opera no Mori, the Mito Chamber Orchestra, the Miyazaki International Music Festival and more.
Also served as a principal violist for orchestras and performed in various chamber music concerts etc.


Unaccompanied (Bach, Reger, Hindemith, Penderecki and more)
Pieces with piano accompaniment (Schumann, Schubert, Enescu, Jongen and more)
Sonata for Piano and Violin (Brahms, Hindemith and more)
Concertos (Stamitz, Hoffmeister, Walton, Bartók, Mozart [sinfonia concertante] and more)

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