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Tokyo Music Competition

INOUE Shizuka

INOUE Shizuka

Born in: Niigata Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, and Audience Award, String Section, The 6th Tokyo Music Competition 2008


Previously studied violin under Kobayashi Sugino, Washio Yuko, Harada Koichiro, Kato Tomoko and chamber music under Goldberg Yamane Miyoko, Tanamura Mazumi and Yamazaki Nobuko

Musical Careers

1994 Attended the summer term chamber music program at Alfred University in New York State and studied under Joseph Fuchs
Later participated and performed in several music festivals in Japan and overseas; the Aspen Music Festival and School (U.S.A.), the Ogaki Music Festival, the Miyazaki International Music Festival, Kiso Music Festival, the Obuse Music Festival, the Yufuin Music Festival, Chigiana Musical Academy and more
Influenced by Harvey Shapiro, Walter Barylli, Robert Mann, Harada Sadao, Ozawa Seiji and Mstislav Rostropovich
2002 Performed in the 72nd Yomiuri Shimbun Debut Concert
2003 Performed in the JT Ensemble Series as a member of Quartet 25
2005 Held a recital at the Ashinoko Music Festival (and every following year)
2007 The Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo Member (until now)
2008 2nd Place and Audience Award, String Section , the 6th Tokyo Music Competition
2010 Held a solo debut recital hosted by the Japan Federation of Musicians ;
In the September 2010 issue of Ongaku Gendai (Japanese music magazine) received high accolades

Further Activities

Every year in Niigata and other prefectures, Inoue has held duo concert series Mimi de Kiku Fukei (Scenes where you see with your ears) since 2007. Actively works on various French composers' works.
In 2009, scheduled to perform in Lyon and Paris.


Sonatas for piano and violin (Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Strauss etc.)
Small pieces by Kreisler, Elgar etc.
Csárdás, Zigeunerweisen
Mozart’s Concertos (K216, 218, 219)
Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto

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