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Yoé MIYAZAKI, violonist



Born in Ithaca, New York, Yoé Miyazaki spent her childhood in Paris, where she started to play the violin at the age of three.
She studied at the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and subsequently obtained her graduate degree from the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo. Among the principal teachers one finds the prestigious master Masafumi Hori, together with Hiroyuki Yamaguchi and Sumiko Edo. Soon after her graduation, Yoé Miyazaki obtained a full scholarship and was invited to play the violin at the Tanglewood Music Festival in the U.S. under the supervision of Seiji Ozawa. She then entered the Conservatoire Superieur de Musique de Geneve, where she worked with Jean-Pierre Wallez, master connoisseur in French music. During this time she gained in-depth specific chamber music experience under the guidance of Gabor Takacs and an equally substantial training in both Modern and Baroque music with Hansheinz Schneeberger.
There, she obtained the Premier Prix de Virtuosite (First Prize of Music Performance) with distinction in 1997 upon her graduation.

She has performed in various European countries including Switzerland, France, Spain, and Austria, and has participated in numerous international music festivals. Furthermore, she has partnered with Solist de Geneve, Geneva Chamber Orchestra, and Budweis Orchestra among others.



As a part of “Yoé's Project” activities, between 2010 and 2012, she performed with her mentor, Jean Pierre Wallaz discovering the fine piano quintet in France, and has recorded them.
In 2013, she performed with Orchestre Regional de Basse-Normandie, where Jean Pierre Wallez is the music director.
In 2014, she partnered with Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra at Bratislava in Slovakia.

In Japan, she held her recitals at Sapporo Concert Hall Kitara (2007-), Ginza Oji Hall(2008), Casal's Hall (2009), Hamarikyui Concert Hall (2010-2012) and performed with a pianist, Jun Kanno, among others. In addition , she partnered with Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hikotaro Yazaki, and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra in 2013, and performed Paganini “Il Palpiti, Op.13”(Violin and Orchestra), which was performed for the first time in Japan and was highly appraised.

In 2014 Fall, Yoé partnered with Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama, and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 Summer, she is expected to again partner with Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra at Tokyo Suntory Hall. She will continue to help spread and develop the music culture in both Europe and Japan.

Since 2008, she has released five CD's from Octavia Japan. Furthermore, by optimizing her lifestyle of having the two bases, namely, Switzerland and Japan, she has travelled around Europe to follow the footsteps of the composers, and learn about the source of music, and released her DVD Series, which use contents and photos taken during the trips. In the Series, she performs with Orquesta Sinfonica de Navarra and Czech Philharmonic Orchestra pursuing wide range of activities, and not limited to concert activities. In 2013, as a part of “Yoé's Project”, she has introduced a piano quintet collection written by a French composer. (European market only)

 


 
 
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