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Tokyo Music Competition

AOKI Atsuko

AOKI Atsuko

Born in: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
1st place, String Section, The 2nd Tokyo Music Competition 2004

Musical Study Experiences

2001 Graduated from Toho Gakuen College Music Department; transferred to viola
2003 Completed research studies at Toho Gakuen College Music Department
At Senzoku Gakuen College of Music completed the soloist course and currently active as an freelance violist


Studied violin under Fujii Tamiko, Tougi Sachi, Harada Koichiro and viola under Okada Nobuo

Musical Careers

2003 1st Place, Strings Category, the 15th Takarazuka Vega Music Competition and won the Hyogo Prefectural Governor Award;
1st Place, Strings Category, the 2nd Nagoya International Music Competition and won the Special Jury Prize and Chunichi Shimbun Award
2004 1st Place, String Section, the 2nd Tokyo Music Competition
Current Currently part time lecturer, Piano Major, at Kyoto City University of Arts


Previously participated in Saito Kinen Chamber Music for the Young Study Group, Seiji Ozawa Opera Project III-V; performed in the Kurashiki Music Festival, the MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu (Beppu Argerich Music Festival), the Viola Space and Saito Kinen Festival.

After serving as a guest principal viola at the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, in September 2008 she became principal violist of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Also, she is focusing on her chamber music repertoire as a member of Véla Strings Quartet.

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