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Ryu Goto

  • Violinist


An active chamber musician, Ryu Goto has collaborated with such notable instrumentalists as Mischa Maisky, Myung-Whun Chung, The Chung Trio, Jorg Widmann, Nobuko Imai, Michael Dussek, and Naoko Yoshino.

An acclaimed young artist, Ryu has appeared on a number of televisions, radio programs, and magazines throughout Europe, the U.S. and Asia. Beginning in 1996, Fuji TV broadcasted a documentary series entitled "Ryu Goto's Odyssey", which aired annually for ten years. He has also been featured in the television commercials and print advertisements of the East Japan Railway Company.

Internationally celebrated violinist and native New Yorker, Ryu launched "The Ryu Goto Excellence In Music Award" initiative to give back to New York in cooperation of the NYC Council, NYC Department of Education and S&R Technology Holdings in May 2010 around the same time as his debut at Carnegie Hall.

Ryu records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon in collaboration with Universal Classics Japan. Ryu's violin is the 1715 Stradivarius, known both as the 'Ex-Pierre Rode' and the 'Duke of Cambridge'. The instrument is on loan to him from the NPO "Yellow Angel."

Currently a student majoring in physics at Harvard University, Ryu also seriously studies and holds a black belt in Karate. In addition to the violin, Ryu enjoys playing the guitar.