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Michiko Kamiya

  • Violinist


Michiko Kamiya is a recipient of numerous prizes including the 2nd prize at the 39th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” and the 1st prize at the Hannover International Violin Competition in 1997 which is recognized as remarkable accomplishment. Kamiya has collaborated with many leading orchestras in Japan and the world such as NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, etc. Her appearance with these orchestras as well as her recitals given in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Helsinki received great critical acclaim. She also receives numerous requests for performance for chamber music.

In April 2000, Kamiya performed with the Vienna Philharmonic members at the Toyota Millennium Concert. In May she appeared at the Seven Stars Gala Concert (produced by Myung-Whun Chung), and in July was invited to Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. In December, Kamiya appeared with NHK Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit and received favorable review. In January 2001, she made a success of concert tour in UK with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist, and also won praise when she played Mendelssohn’s concerto under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung in Tokyo in September.

Her debut CD released from Naxos label has received semi-highest honor on the magazine “Record Geijutsu”, and her second album is to be released.