Tamaki Kawakubo / Violin
Grand Prize winner of the 2001 Pablo Sarasate, winner of the 2002 Tchaikovsky Competition and of the Avery Fisher career Grant and S&R Foundation in Washington D.C, violinist Tamaki Kawakubo started to play the violin at the age of five in Los Angeles. Kawakubo studied with Prof. Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, Prof. Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at Juilliard Pre-College, and completed her studies at the Zürich Musikhochshcule with Prof. Zakhar Bron.
Kawakubo has performed numerous recitals in Japan, Spain, Germany, Israel, and gave her Kennedy Center Recital Debut in 2009. Her 2009 & 2010 seasons included engagements and tours with the Russian National Orchestra, the Moscow Radio Symphony, the NHK Chamber Orchestra, the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, and a tour throughout Germany with Sinfonia Varsovia. Her 2010, 2011 engagements include concerts with the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony in Vietnam, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Tel Aviv Chamber Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic, the Yomiuri Symphony Orchestra, as well as a number of recitals in the United States. In recent years, Tamaki Kawakubo has been active in chamber music, performing in a piano trio in Japan and in a string trio and a piano quartet in Europe. Forthcoming engagements will included chamber concerts in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Tokyo, and other cities in Japan.
Tamaki Kawakubo plays on a 1779 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini kindly on loan from the S&R Foundation in Washington D.C.