Hina Maeda


Hina Maeda
Hina Maeda is the winner of first prize at the 16th edition of the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition 2022, and attracted the world’s attention as the newest up-and-coming violinist. She was also awarded four additional special prizes at the competition: for her rendition of Wieniawski’s Concerto, best performance of Wieniawski’s Caprice, best performance of a sonata, and best performance for works by Beethoven or Brahms. Maeda was born in 2002 in Osaka and started playing the violin at age 4. She completed her studies at the Tokyo College of Music High School and continued on to the Tokyo College of Music with a special scholarship. She is currently studying under Machie Oguri, Koichiro Harada, and Mayuko Kamio. Maeda is a recipient several awards at home in Japan as well as abroad. She won first prize in 2013 at the 67th Student Music Concours of Japan, second prize and Iwatani Prize, selected by the audience, in the 88th Music Competition of Japan in 2019, and first prize and audience prize in the 18th Tokyo Music Competition String Section in 2020. Other accomplishments include first prize in Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, Kronberg Academy scholarship, Kirishima International Music Festival Award, Matsukata Hall Music Award, and 48th scholarship recipient of the Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation. She debuted with Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra at age 11 and since then she has performed with Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and New Japan Philharmonic. Maeda is also active in solo recitals, chamber music, and outreach programs. In 2020 and 2021, she had an artist residency with CHANEL Pygmalion Days. In 2023 Maeda has performances in over 20 countries, 60 different locations, including recitals and solo appearances with orchestras in Tokyo and Osaka.

CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2020-2022 Artist.

(As of November, 2023)