17 | JAPAN
Yuki Hirano was born in 2004 and grew up in Sapporo, the capital of Japan's Northern Island. She began playing the violin at the age of five under Yukari Fukushima. In 2017 she came to the national stage by winning the first prize at the All Japan Student Music Competition and receiving the Suntory Foundation for the Arts Award (loan of a violin: AngeloToppani 1740). In 2020 Yuki Hirano won the second prize in the Music Competition of Japan, Japan's most prestigious national competition.
She has been performing as a soloist since her debut with the Tokyo University of the Arts Philharmonia in 2016. In 2019 she was invited to appear as a rising star at the Miyazaki International Music Festival. Her performance with the Tokyo City Philharmonia in 2020 was aired on Japanese Public Television.
Yuki Hirano currently attends Toho Gakuen High School in Tokyo and studies the violin with Professor Tsugio Tokunaga. She is honored and excited to have a chance to participate in her first international competition at the JJV Hannover.
PRELIMINARY ROUND 1
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata for solo violin in G minor, BWV 1001
Eugène Ysaÿe: Sonata for solo violin, op. 27 No. 3
On stage: 28.09.2021, 5:00 p.m.
PRELIMINARY ROUND 2
Franz Schubert: Rondo in B minor, D 895
Camille Saint-Saëns / Eugène Ysaÿe: Caprice d'après l'étude en forme de valse
On stage: 01.10.2021, 10:00 a.m.
Accompanied by Miki Aoki.
SEMIFINAL ROUND 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Concert for violin and orchestra in D major, KV 218
Béla Bartók: Divertimento, Sz 113
SEMIFINAL ROUND 2
Joseph Haydn: String quartet movement
Johannes Brahms: F. A. E. Sonata for violin and piano – III. Scherzo
Antonín Dvorák: Romantic pieces for violin and piano, op. 75
Richard Strauss: Sonata for violin and piano in E-flat major, op. 18
Manfred Trojahn: To be played in the garden
Johannes Brahms: Concert for violin and orchestra in D major, op. 77