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Akiko Suwanai
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Japan
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Biography
Suwanai Akiko studied at the Toho Gakuen School with Toshiya Eto, at Columbia University and the Juilliard School with Dorothy DeLay and Cho-Liang Lin, and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin with Uwe-Martin Haiberg. A laureate of the Paganini and Japan international competitions, she won the Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990 and was second laureate in the 1989 Queen Elisabeth Competition. Her international career has seen her perform recently with the Orchestre de Paris, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. This season she toured with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Sir Antonio Pappano), the Philadelphia Orchestra (Yannick Nézet- Séguin), and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (Paavo Järvi). She has collaborated with renowned conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Valery Gergiev, Lorin Maazel, Sakari Oramo, Seiji Ozawa and Esa-Pekka Salonen among others. Her extensive discography on Universal has garnered much critical acclaim. She is also an Artistic Director of the International Music Festival NIPPON, performs on the Stradivarius ‘Dolphin’ violin from 1714, which has been kindly loaned to her by the Nippon Music Foundation.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final violin 2015Member of the jury
First round violin 2015Member of the jury
VIOLIN 2015Member of the jury
Final violin 2012Member of the jury
Semi-final violin 2012Member of the jury
VIOLIN 2012Member of the jury
Closing concert violin 1989Soloist
Laureates' concert with the 2nd, 4th and 6th laureate violin 1989Soloist
Final 1989: Akiko SuwanaiSoloist
Semi-final 1989: Akiko SuwanaiSoloist
VIOLIN 1989Second Prize
Audio
Laureates' concert with the 2nd, 4th and 6th laureate violin 1989
Henryk Wieniawski : Concerto n. 2 in D minor op. 22
Final 1989: Akiko Suwanai
André Laporte : Fantasia Rondino Con Tema Reale
Final 1989: Akiko Suwanai
Johannes Brahms : Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108
Final 1989: Akiko Suwanai
Nicolò Paganini : Concerto n. 1 in D major op. 6
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