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Yuzuko Horigome
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Biography
Yuzuko Horigome started learning the piano at the age of four; she began the violin the following year, with Ryosaku Kubota. In 1975 she continued her violin studies with Toshiya Eto, before graduating from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in 1980. That same year she became the first Japanese musician to win First Prize in the Queen Elisabeth Competition. She has played with the Berlin and New York Philharmonic Orchestras, the London, Chicago, St Petersburg, Montreal, Vienna, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, La Scala (Milan), the RAI Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, and the Camerata Salzburg. She has performed with prestigious conductors such as C. Abbado, A. Prévin, K. Masur, C. Dutoit, R. Chailly, E. Leinsdorf, S. Ozawa, I. Fischer, S. Rattle, A. Dimitriev, V. Ashkenazy, and S. Vegh. In chamber music she has played with M. Argerich, A. R. El Bacha, P. Rogé, W. Manz, G. Kremer, P. Graffin, T. Zehetmair, N. Imai, K. Kashkashian, M. Maisky, A. Meneses, and many others. Yuzuko Horigome has been and continues to be a guest at many international festivals, including Marlboro, Lockenhaus, Tanglewood, Musicfest La Jolla California, Lugano, and Buenos Aires. A guest teacher at the Brussels Conservatory, she is one of the most prominent soloists in Japan, where she tours for several months every year.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final violin 2009Member of the jury
Semi-final violon 2009Member of the jury
First round violin 2009Member of the jury
VIOLIN 2009Member of the jury
DVD preselection violin 2009Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 2001Member of the jury
First round violin 2001Member of the jury
VIOLIN 2001Member of the jury
Final violin 1993Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 1993Member of the jury
First round violin 1993Member of the jury
VIOLIN 1993Member of the jury
Prelude concert violin 1989Soloist
Gala Concert - Prelude to the final of the 1983 Piano CompetitionSoloist
Closing concert violin 1980Soloist
Recital 1st laureate violin 1980 : Yuzuko HorigomeSoloist
Laureates' concert with the 1st, 3rd and 5th laureate violin 1980Soloist
Final 1980: Yuzuko HorigomeSoloist
Semi-final 1980: Yuzuko HorigomeSoloist
VIOLIN 1980First prize - Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize
Audio
Final 1980: Yuzuko Horigome
Frederik van Rossum : Concerto n. 1 op. 37 (ONB, Georges Octors)
Final 1980: Yuzuko Horigome
Jean Sibelius : Concerto in D minor op. 47 (ONB, Georges Octors)
Final 1980: Yuzuko Horigome
Johannes Brahms : Sonata n. 1 in G major op. 78 (Pianist accompanist : Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden)
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