Tomohiro Arita


Tomohiro Arita
Born in Osaka, Japan, Tomohiro Arita began playing the violin from an early age and first came into contact with the viola at the age of 15.
He was a finalist of the Cecil Aronowitz International Viola Competition 2014 in the UK, and he was awarded 2nd prize in the SALZBURG=MOZART International Chamber Music Competition. He has performed in various music festivals including the Verbier Festival and Lucerne Festival in Switzerland, the Miyazaki International Music Festival, Kitakyushu International Music Festival, Le Pont International Music Festival Ako & Himeji, the Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga, Asia, and the Yutaka Sado Super Kids Orchestra, and appeared at the memorial concert service of Pierre Boulez in Switzerland and the TV Asahi’s program "Untitled Concert." To date, he has played as a soloist with the Geidai Philharmonia, Kojima Musica Collegia and Birmingham Conservatoire String Orchestra. In addition, he studied under Nobuko Imai and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker including Amihai Grosz, Mate Szucs and Walter Kuessner. Tomohiro studied the violin under the late Togi Sachi and the late Chihiro Kudo, and is currently studying under Toshihiko Ichitsubo.
After graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in March 2017, he plans to study at the Hochschule für Musik “hanns eisler” Berlin in April 2017. He is a member of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen Academy.

(As of February, 2017)