Eriko Sumi

Eriko Sumi ,Violin

Born in Tokyo. His grandfather Saburo Sumi was a famous teacher who contributed greatly to the development of the Japanese violin world, and his parents were both violinists.

In 1989, he moved to the United States, and from 1994 to 1998 studied chamber music with Dorothy DeLay and Samuel Sanders at the Juilliard School. In 1994, he won the Michelangelo Abbado International Music Competition, a gateway to success for violinists. In recent years, he has served as a judge for the same competition. In 2007, she won the Italian Music Festival Alice Bel Core Competition. After that, he made his New York debut recital at Carnegie Hall and performed at Every Fisher Hall. Many co-stars with famous orchestras and artists in Japan, America, Italy, Austria, Northern Europe, Bulgaria, etc.

In 2007, released the CD "Appassionato" (includes Carmen Fantasia by Sofia National Philharmonic and Sarasate). In 2009, he performed with the Orchestra Academia delle Opere at the Great Hall of the Verdi Conservatory in Milan, attracting a great deal of attention. In the same year, he performed for the first time as a Japanese at the Hungarian Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra and the Hungarian Parliament Building. He also made his first Japanese appearance at a concert at the Royal Palace in Milan. In 2010, he won the Toretta Prize in Milan. In 2011, he was appointed as the Furusato Ambassador of Tottori Prefecture. Performed at the Dino Ciani Music Festival in Cortina d'Ampeo, Italy (honorary director Ricardo Muti, music director Geoffrey Swann) and gave a master class. Studied under Reiner Honeck (Vienna Philharmonic Concertmaster).

With Ivry Gitlis, Robbie Lakatos and Vasco Basilev. Appeared on radio programs such as TV Asahi, Nippon TV, "Shabekuri 007", "Koi Suru Classic", NHK-FM broadcasting, etc.

Currently residing in Milan, Italy. He continues to play an active role in various places, mainly in Italy and Austria.

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