Japanese-American violinist Mayumi Kanagawa began her violin studies at the age of four in Japan. Moving to New York shortly thereafter and at the age of twelve to Los Angeles, she is currently an undergraduate student of Professor Kolja Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik “Hanns Eisler” in Berlin. Recipient of the 1st prizes at the 2013 Jascha Heifetz Competition in Vilnius and the 2011 Irving M. Klein Competition in San Francisco, as well as being a finalist at the 2015 International Sibelius Competition in Helsinki and in 2014 at the TONALi Competition in Hamburg. Mayumi has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras including the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony (the Bruch concerto), the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (the Tchaikovsky concerto) and the Kremerata Baltica (Mozart’s Fourth Concerto).
Mayumi has participated in such major international festivals as the Verbier Festival Academy, the Yellow Barn Festival and the Aspen Music Festival, and has also been a featured artist on Performance Today’s Young Artist Series, with her recordings and interviews being broadcast nationally on NPR stations.
Mayumi Kanagawa’s former teachers include Yoshiko Nakura, Masao Kawasaki in the Juilliard Pre-College division and Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School.
Engagements for the current season include concerts at the Wiesbaden Kurhaus, the Minami Azabu Centre Hall in Tokyo and Berlin's Konzerthaus and appearances in Amsterdam and Trondheim.
Mayumi Kanagawa performs on a violin crafted by Pietro Guarneri (Mantua, late 17th century), on generous loan from the Deutsche Musikinstrumentenfond of the Deutsch Stiftung Musikleben.
Information for December 2017