VC YOUNG ARTIST | Ayana Tsuji, 20 – Montreal International Violin Competition 1st Prize

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Ayana Tsuji

20 year old Japanese violinist, VC Young Artist Ayana Tsuji is quickly building an international reputation as a one of the finest young virtuosi to emerge in recent years.

A student of Professor Koichiro Harada at the Tokyo College of Music, Ayana is a former major prize winner at the Seoul, Munetsugu Angel, Hannover and Indianapolis International Violin Competitions – and was awarded 1st prize at the 2016 Montreal International Violin Competition, in Canada.

Her recent solo debuts include performances with the Montreal Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, Kanagawa Philharmonic, Osaka Symphony, Central Aichi Symphony, Yokohama Sinfonietta, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Chubu Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra and the Sejong Soloists.

In May of 2018, she is scheduled to make her solo debut performance with Maestro Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

Ayana currently performs on the 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin – on generous loan from Japan’s Yellow Angel NPO Corporation.

She is currently under general management with Kajimoto, Japan.

AYANA TSUJI | SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO | GIANCARLO GUERRERO & ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE MONTRÉAL | 2016 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD

 

AYANA TSUJI & PHILIP CHIU | BEETHOVEN | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 6 IN A MAJOR | 2016 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD

 

AYANA TSUJI & PHILIP CHIU | STRAVINSKY | DUO CONCERTANT | 2016 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD

 

AYANA TSUJI | PAGANINI | CAPRICE NO. 21 | 2016 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD

AYANA TSUJI | BACH | PARTITA NO. 1 FOR SOLO VIOLIN, BWV 1002 | ALLEMANDE, COURANTE, SARABANDE | 2016 MONTREAL INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE | 18 YEARS OLD

 

AYANA TSUJI | MOZART | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 3 | MUNICH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA | 2015 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER | 17 YEARS OLD

 

AYANA TSUJI & THOMAS HOPPE | SAINT-SAENS | INTRODUCTION ET RONDO CAPRICCIOSO | 2015 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER | 17 YEARS OLD

 

AYANA TSUJI & THOMAS HOPPE | PROKOFIEV | VIOLIN SONATA NO. 1 IN F MINOR | 2015 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION HANNOVER | 17 YEARS OLD

 

Name: Ayana Tsuji

Violin: 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini – On Generous Loan from the Yellow Angel NPO Corporation

Bow: Etienne Pajeot 

Strings: Thomastik-Infeld Dominant G, D, A Strings | Lenzner Goldbrokat E String

Accessories: Shoulder Rest – Mach One | Rosin – Bernardel

Teacher: Koichiro Harada

School: Tokyo College of Music

Website: www.ayanatsuji.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ayanaviolin

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