Yuna Shinohara


Yuna Shinohara
Yuna Shinohara began playing the violin at age 4 and while still a high-school student, in 2011, she won the 2nd prize and the Iwatani (audience) prize at the 80th Music Competition of Japan. In 2012 she won 1st prize at the J.B. Guadagnini Violin Competition. In 2013 she won 2nd prize at the Tokyo Music Competition. She has also won the IMA Encouragement Award, the Courchevel International Music Academy in Kasama Music Prize, the Kirishima International Music Festival Award, and the Tsutsumi Tsuyoshi Musical Director Prize. She has performed on TV Asahi’s “Daimei no nai ongakukai” and NHK-FM’s “Recital Nova.”
As a soloist she has played with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Gunma Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. She has performed together with Akira Eguchi, Kiyoshi Shomura, Maxim Aleksandrovich Vengerov, and Ivry Gitlis. She has studied chamber music under Kazuoki Fujii and Tsugio Tokunaga and was a founding member of the Tokyo SKY Trio, Quartet Rose, and Lumiere Quartet. She has participated as an orchestra member at the Miyazaki International Music Festival and Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu, and served as concertmistress with the conductor Ryusuke Numajiri and the Toho Gakuen Orchestra. She studied under Kinya Yamashita from the age of 4.
Since she was 9, Akiko Tatsumi has been her mentor. She graduated top of the class from Toho Gakuen Music High School and is currently taking a soloist diploma course at Toho Gakuen Music College as a scholarship student. She is a Yamaha Music Foundation scholarship student.She plays a G.F.Pressenda (1832) ex Carl Flesch on loan by NPO Yellow Angel.
CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2015 Artist

(As of 2015)