INSTRUCTORS(VIOLIN)

AYAKO YAMAKAWA

Received Best Performance Award at The 16th Kanagawa Music Competition.
Attended the 2006 Ishikawa Music Academy and 2009 Euro Music Festival & Academy.
Graduated from Tokyo Metropolitan High School of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts, with a Music degree with an option in Instrumental Music.
Participated in the Junior Philharmonic Orchestra since 12 years old.
Played as a concert mistress in The Tokyo Geidai Symphony Orchestra, Crioso Opera Orchestra, Junior Philharmonic Orchestra, and more.
In 2015, played in the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under contract.
As a free-lance player, mainly performs as an extra in orchestras, performs chamber music and performs solo.
Has studied violin with Yukiko Kudo, Sachika Mizuno, Chikashi Tanaka and Asako Urushihara.
Has studied chamber music with Hiroshi Arimori, Yoshiaki Teramoto, Noriko Kawanago, Hajime Kawanago, Hajime Otomo, Atsumi Hanasaki and Kazunori Kawasaki.


NAOKO YAMAKAWA

Joined the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra while attending Kunitachi College of Music.
Currently teaches at Kunitachi College of Music and plays in the Tokyo New City Orchestra.
A member of the Japanese String Teachers Association and Music Union of Japan.
Her students won first prize at the All Japan Students Music Competition. They have attended The Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music - Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts, Toho Gakuen School of Music, and other established music schools. Many of her students are now successfully playing as professional musicians.