Monday, July 20, 2015

Taiga Murooka: 2nd Prize, Violin, Cat.C | 2015

Taiga Murooka, 16, is a junior at Saratoga High School in California. He is studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Prep Program under Prof. Wei He.

He was a former concertmaster at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Prep Chamber Orchestra, and is a concertmaster at the Saratoga High School Strings Orchestra and a first violinist of the San Francisco Youth Orchestra.

He has performed at the Young Performers Program at Music@Menlo, Hotchkiss Chamber Music Program, North Western University Bienen School of Music Summer Violin Institute, Young Chamber Musician by Ms. Susan Bates, the junior Bach Festival, and CODA High School All-State honor Orchestra.

He has participated in master classes and has been coached by Wu Han, Gilbert Kalish, Nicolas Dautricourt, Kristin Lee, Sean Lee, Hyeyeon Park, Sunmi Chang, Dmitri Atapine, Joel Smirnoff, Frank Almond, Blair Milton, Paul Kantor, and Gerardo Ribiero.