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Violinist Yuka Ishizuka has recently made her “stunning performance” (Stratford Herald) debut with London Mozart Players and been described as an “irresistible” artist (Music and Vision) and brought a “lyrical outpouring of purest joy”.  Her performing highlights include Suntory Hall (Blue Rose) in Tokyo, Wigmore Hall London, Bridgewater Hall Manchester, Kings Place London, Fairfield Halls, West Road Concert Hall Cambridge, Steinway Hall, and as soloist, has performed with Croydon Symphony Orchestra, Guildford Symphony Orchestra, Camden Chamber Orchestra, Academy Strings Orchestra at Royal Academy of Music, with whom she premiered the Mozart Concerto for Violin and Piano by Dr. Tim Jones in 2010. Being an active chamber musician, Yuka has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Robert Cohen as well as Maurice Hasson with whom she performed the Double Bach Violin Concerto. She currently is a member of Ianthe Ensemble – Horn Trio.

 

Yuka is a recipient of numerous award and prizes including the 2nd Prize at Windsor International String Competition, where she performed for HRH The Earl of Wessex. Winning the Tunnell Trust Artist Award with her duo partner, Ji Liu, Yuka has also won Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform Award, Worshipful Company of Musicians Award, Rohm Music Foundation, Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society Artists Award, the Philharmonia Orchestra Martyn Musical Scholarship, the first prize at the International Young Musicians’ Competition in Italy, Beethoven Piano Society of Europe Chamber Music Competition, Winfield Small Solo Violin Prize and Harold Craxton Chamber Music Prize at Royal Academy of Music.

 

Her festival appearances include Salzburg Mozarteum Summer Academy, Pablo Casals Festival, Perlman Music Program, Prussia Cove International Music Seminar, where she worked with Ana Chumachenco, Schmuel Ashkanasi, Igor Oistrakh, Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, David Takeno, Gyorgy Pauk and Gerard Poulet.

 

Yuka holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts from Royal Academy of Music with the first class honors and the highest violin exam mark ever at Academy, where she studied with Maurice Hasson and Tomotada Soh..