VC YOUNG ARTIST | Seiji Okamoto, 26 – Wieniawski Violin Competition Major Prize

26-year-old Japanese violinist, Seiji Okamoto, is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of great promise, praised for his charisma and creativity

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26-year-old Japanese violinist, Seiji Okamoto, is building an international reputation as an emerging young concert artist of great promise, praised for his charisma and creativity.

Seiji is a graduate of the Tokyo University of the Arts and the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” Berlin, and is currently a Professional Studies Program student of Antje Weithaas at the Kronberg Academy.

He is a former major prize winner at the J. S. Bach and Wieniawski International Violin Competitions.

Seiji’s recent solo engagements include performances with the MDR-Sinfonieorchester Leipzig, St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, Belgian National Orchestra, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, NFM Filharmonia Wroclawska, Opole Symphony Orchestra, Lodz Philharmonic Orchestra, Plock Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa.

He currently performs on a 1831 G.F. Pressenda on generous loan from “Munetsugu Collection”.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO & BORIS KUSNEZOW | JANÁCEK VIOLIN SONATA | 1ST MVT | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO & BORIS KUSNEZOW | BRAM VAN CAMP | SCHERZO-BAGATELLE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO & BORIS KUSNEZOW | JANÁCEK VIOLIN SONATA | 2ND MVT | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | 1ST MVT | JEAN-JACQUES KANTOROW & ORCHESTRE ROYAL DE CHAMBRE DE WALLONIE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO | BACH | PARTITA NO. 1 IN B MINOR | ALLEMANDE | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO | MOZART VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR | 3RD MVT | JEAN-JACQUES KANTOROW & ORCHESTRE ROYAL DE CHAMBRE DE WALLONIE | 2019 QUEEN ELISABETH VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO | BEETHOVEN | VIOLIN SONATA IN G MAJOR NO. 10 OP. 96 | 1ST MVT | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO & NATSUMI OHNO | POULENC | VIOLIN SONATA | 3RD MVT | 2018 JOSEPH JOACHIM INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST SEIJI OKAMOTO | WIENIAWSKI | VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 2 IN D MINOR | 1ST MVT | ŁUKASZ BOROWICZ & POZNAŃ PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2016 WIENIAWSKI INTERNATIONAL VIOLIN COMPETITION

 

Name: Seiji Okamoto

Violin: G.F. Pressenda 1831 - on generous loan from “Munetsugu Collection”

Bow: N.F. Voirin - On generous loan from Nippon Violin Co., Ltd.

Strings: Pirastro - Perpetual

Accessories: Shoulder rest: Wolf secondo Chin rest: Gerald Crowson Rosin: Gustave Bernardel

Teachers: Kan Tomikawa | Kimiko Nakazawa | Gerald Poulet | Kazuki Sawa | Antje Weithaas

Schools: Tokyo University of the Arts | Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin | Kronberg Academy

Instagram: @seiji_vn

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Website: https://seijiokamoto.net/