URUSHIHARA Keiko

URUSHIHARA Keiko

Violin
URUSHIHARA Keiko

 In 1981, at the age of 18, URUSHIHARA Keiko won the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition — along with six secondary prizes— and was the youngest contestant and the first Japanese winner, while she was a student at the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music.

 In the following year, URUSHIHARA entered the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and started her career as a violinist. In 1986, her chamber music group, Halley String Quartet, won 1st prize in the chamber music section and the Hideo Saito Award in the Min-On Competition. She has been active as a soloist and chamber musician, performing in a number of concert tours and festivals in Japan and abroad. Her career has included performances with major orchestras, and she has received high acclaim especially in the field of chamber music.

 In May 2011, celebrating the 30th anniversary since her debut, she released her first unaccompanied recording from Nippon Acoustic Records (selected as a special recommended disc by Record Geijutsu magazine). She also gained a high reputation for her recitals and chamber music concerts in various locations that marked the 30th anniversary.

 Her consistently-high performance standard has helped her win great beliefs not only from music fans but also from professional musicians, such as conductors and orchestra members. She is currently a visiting professor at Kunitachi College of Music.
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