Michi Sugiura

Michi Sugiura ,Violin

Washington D.C., USA C. birth. Invited by Professor Ivan Galamian, a prominent educator, she entered the Curtis Institute of Music (USA) at the age of 16. While in school, she participated in the master class of Chigiana Conservatory in Italy and received an honorary diploma. After graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, she further studied at the Indiana University graduate school. Since childhood, she has won competitions all over the United States, and has performed with many orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Studied under Barr Senofsky, Ivan Galamian, Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri String Quartet), Franco Gulli, Miriam Fried, Yumi Ninomiya, and Toshiya Eto.

She has won awards at international competitions such as Menuhin (UK), Montreal (Canada), Queen Elisabeth (Belgium), Carl Fleche (UK), and the Japan International Competition. She has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Brussels Radio Symphony Orchestra (Belgium), the Janáček Chamber Orchestra (Czech Republic), and the Gunma Symphony Orchestra. She has also given recitals in Washington, Chicago and other parts of the United States, Brussels, Tokyo and various parts of Japan. Appeared in recital programs such as NHK, RTB (Brussels), and WFMT (Chicago). Formed a piano trio in the United States and worked on regional music promotion activities and educational programs with a grant from the United States Arts Fund.

Invited as a Visiting Associate Professor from Indiana University at a young age to teach lessons for Professor Miriam Fried. In Japan, she gives public lessons and performances at the Tokyo College of Music as a "specially invited musician". Invited to a music festival subsidized by the Ministry of Culture of Georgia (former Georgia), performed with an orchestra and gave public lessons in Georgia. She also serves as a judge at the All Japan Student Music Competition.

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