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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Chiba Prefecture, Japan
3rd place, String Section, The 18th Tokyo Music Competition 2020

Musical Study Experiences

March 2014 Enrolled in the Violin Course of the Tokyo Metropolitan Senior High School of Fine Arts, Performing Arts and Classical Music
April 2015 Enrolled in the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
2017 Enrolled in and currently studying at the Viola Soloist Program of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna


Studied violin under SAKON Kyoko, KUBOTA Shigeo, and TAMAI Natsumi.
Studied viola under ONO Kaoru, SUGANUMA Junji, Wolfgang KLOSS, Ulrich SCHÖNAUER, Thomas SELDITZ, and OHYAMA Heiichiro.
Studied chamber music under MATSUBARA Katsuya, NAKAGI Kenji, and Johannes MEISSL.

Musical Careers

2013 1st Place, Kanagawa Prefectural Governor's Prize, and Television KANAGAWA Prize, String Category, the 15th Japan Player's Competition
2015 1st Place and Grand Prize, Prof. Dichler-Competition (Vienna)
2018 Highest Rank (2nd Place; 1st place not awarded), Viola Category, Anton Rubinstein International Music Competition (Düsseldorf, Germany)
2nd Place, the Romanian International Music Competition In Japan
3rd Place, String Section, the 16th Tokyo Music Competition
2019 Awarded diploma from the international competition for classical music held in Vienna
2020 3rd Place, String Section, the 18th Tokyo Music Competition
2nd Place, Viola Category, International Johannes Brahms Competition (Pörtschach, Austria)

Further Activities

Aritomi has been selected as a performer of all concerts at the master classes which she attended including the International Master Classes of Wiener Musik Seminar, the Allegro Vivo Festival, and International Music Academy Orpheus, receiving high praise for her performances.
Also she performed in various concerts in Japan and overseas including: the 42nd Geidai Chamber Music Concert featuring the successful auditionees, Station Concerts hosted by the Metro Cultural Foundation, and Salzburg Festival.

Grants received:
⁃ the Rohm Music Foundation 2019 & 2020 scholarship
⁃ the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna's Anny Felbermayer Fund 2019 & 2020 scholarship
⁃ Fondation Josef & Harrietta Krips 2020 scholarship (Switzerland) with a recommendation from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna


Bartók: Viola Concerto
Walton: Viola Concerto
Brahms: Sonata for Viola and Piano No.1
Bowen: Sonata for Viola and Piano No.1
Hindemith: Sonata for Viola and Piano, Op.11-4
Clarke: Sonata for Viola and Piano
Enescu: Concert Piece for Viola and Piano
Ravel: String Quartet
Debussy: String Quartet
Brahms: String Sextet No.1
Mendelssohn: String Octet
and more

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