Rei Tsujimoto


Rei Tsujimoto
Rei Tsujimoto graduated top of his class in the Faculty of Music at Tokyo University of the Arts. He went on to study at the Sibelius Academy and the Berlin University of the Arts. He placed second in the 72nd Music Competition of Japan, and third at the 2009 Gaspar Cassado International Violoncello Competition, the highest-ever placing by a Japanese artist. In 2011, he performed a debut recital series of concerts at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and in five other major cities. 2013, he was the recipient of the Hideo Saito Memorial Fund Award. In 2019, he released a CD entitled “Oblivion” (a special release by Record Geijutsu magazine). In addition to performing every year with the Saito Kinen Orchestra, Tsujimoto also performs chamber music with the quartet in residence of the Arkas Sasebo. He is the lead cellist with the NHK Symphony Orchestra. Tsujimoto plays a 1730 Stradivarius, generously on loan from the NPO Yellow Angel. He uses a Tourte bow, on loan from an anonymous collector.

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CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2007 Artist.

(As of November 2023)