Yoko Matsuda


Yoko Matsuda
Yoko Matsuda received her early musical training at the Toho School of Music in Japan and later received the Master of Music degree from Yale University in the U.S. First Prize Winner of the 1963 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, she won many other awards including first prize in the Merriweather Post Competition in Washington DC. She has performed as soloist with major orchestras both in the U.S. and in Japan. As a chamber musician she has performed with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in New York, at the Marlboro Festival and on U.S. tours with Musicians from the Festival.
An avid quartet player, in the U.S. she was a member of the Yale Quartet, and was the founder and first violinist of the Sequoia Quartet, which won the 1976 Naumburg Chamber Music Award. She has recorded for the Vanguard, Delos, CRI, and Nonesuch labels.
She founded the IMA Concerts and plays a role as a director.

(As of June 2014)