Chika Edanami


Chika Edanami
Chika Edanami was born in Niigata, Japan, in 1983. She started playing the violin at the age of 4 with teacher Kazuo Okumura. At the age of 10, she began studying with violinist Akiko Tatsumi. Chika won first prize in the 52nd All Japan Student Music Competition national convention, as well as the first prize in the international violin competition “Michelangelo Abbado” in Milan, Italy, in 2003, and she had a winner recital in Milan for this competition. She graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music in 2006, the same year she joined the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra (2006-2008). After leaving the orchestra, she performed as a soloist and concertmaster with ensembles such as the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, and Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra. She has been invited to the Miyazaki International Music Festival, La Folle Journée Tokyo, and the Spring Festival in Tokyo. In 2018, a full orchestra project led by her, "ORCHESTRA POSSIBLE," was a great success. She has released three CD albums to date.

CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2009 Artist.

(As of November 2023)