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YOKO ISHIKURA

JAPAN

  • date of birth: October 2, 1997
  • currently studying with Régis Pasquier at École Normale de Musique de Paris;
  • previously graduated from Toho Gakuen Music High School and Toho Gakuen College Music Department, studying with Koichiro Harada and Michiko Kamiya;
  • she participated at Ishikawa Music Academy, Wiener Musikseminar, PyeongChang Music Festival & School, Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga and International Music Academy Tignes.

Prizes: 1st Prize at Leonid Kogan International Competition for Young Violinists, The Best Award at Paris International Music Competition, 1st Prize at Concours International de Violon d’Avignon Ginette Neveu

Program:

First Round

Bach Grave and Fugue from Sonata in A minor for Solo Violin

Mozart Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major K. 218

Paganini Caprice No. 23

Second Round

Schubert Fantasy in C major for Violin and Piano D. 934

Enescu “Ménétrier” from Impressions d’enfance Suite Op. 28

Poulenc Violin Sonata FP 119

Semifinal

Fauré Violin Sonata No. 1 in A major Op. 13

Enescu Sonata No. 3 in A minor for Violin and Piano Op. 25, “dans le caractère populaire roumain”

Milstein Paganiniana

Final

Brahms Violin Concerto in D Major Op. 77