Yurina Arai

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Yurina Arai, born in 1994,  graduated from the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2017, and is currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with Prof. Dora Schwarzberg and Prof. Lothar Strauß.

Yurina Arai has won numerous awards, the first prize and two special prizes of the 2017 International Jascha Heifetz Competition, second prize at the 2017 Prague Spring International Music Competition, first prize at the 2018 International Competition Young Virtuosos, and 2016 Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists, and second prize (first prize not awarded ) at the Valsesia Musica International Competition. 

Yurina Arai has appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Yamagata Symphony Orchestra and others. Yurina Arai plays on a 1721 Pietro Guarneri on loan from ITOH general incorporated foundation.


Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for solo violin in A minor, BWV 1003

Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, op. 27 No. 3

On stage: 29.09.2021, 5:30 p.m.



Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata for violin and piano in A major, op. 30 No. 1

Eugène Ysaÿe: Poème élégiaque in D minor, op. 12

On stage: 02.10.2021, 10:35 a.m.

Accompanied by Boris Kusnezow.



Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concert for violin and orchestra in A major, KV 219

Béla Bartók: Divertimento, Sz 113



Joseph Haydn: String quartet movement

Claude Debussy: Sonata for violin and piano in G minor, L 140

Franz Schubert: Fantasy for violin and piano in C major, D 934

Franz Schubert (arr. D. Oistrakh): Valse Caprice No. 6



Johannes Brahms: Concert for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 77

Manfred Trojahn: To be played in the garden