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  • date of birth: October 25, 1990
  • graduated the Tokyo University of Arts with the Acanthus Music Prize for such outstanding achievement;
  • studied with professors Takashi Shimizu, Sungsic Yang, Eszter Perenyi, Dong-Suk Kang, and Pierre Amoyal;
  • studied at the Boyer College – Temple University with Eduard Schmieder;
  • semifinalist of the Bartók International Violin Competition in 2017.


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. 1

Second Round

Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 in G major Op. 30 No. 3

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

Ysaÿe Sonata No. 1 in G minor for Solo Violin Op. 27


Ravel Violin Sonata No. 2 in G major

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

Saint-Saëns / Ysaÿe Caprice d’après l’étude en forme de valse


Brahms Violin Concerto in D major Op. 77