1997 | Michiko Kamiya

Born in Japan, Michiko Kamiya started playing the violin at the age of five and studied with Koichiro Harada. After completing the soloist diploma course at Toho Gakuen School of Music, Kamiya studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School and Gyorgy Pauk in London.

Kamiya is a winner of numerous international competitions, including the 2nd prize at the 39th Paganini International Violin Competition in 1992, and the 1st prize at the 3rd Joseph Joachim  International Violin Competition in Hannover in 1997.

She has performed with many leading orchestras with the highest acclaim, such as the London Philharmonic, the NDR Radio Philharmonic, the NHK Symphony, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the Stockholm Chamber, the Singapore Symphony, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, amongst others. She played a Mozart Concerto, directing the Chamber Orchestra of the Vienna Philharmonic members on tour in Japan.

She has collaborated with distinguished musicians, such as Charles Dutoit, Myung-Whun-Chung, Rudolf Barshai Raymond Leppard, Janos Furst, David Geringas, David Finkel, Kyoko Takezawa, Regis Pasquier and Stefan Dor.

Her debut CD from Naxos label has been highly acclaimed by international magazines, such as „The Strad”.

She taught at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, and currently, she is Associate Professor at the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, while being active performing both as a soloist and a chamber music player.