Monday, July 15, 2019

Kae Tanimura | 2nd Prize | Violin | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Kae Tanimura was born in 1998 in Kobe, Japan, and started playing the violin at the age of 5. She studied under the tutelage of Professor Tomotada Soh in London. At the age of 11, she made her soloist debut with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra, Bulgaria.

Currently Kae takes special lessons from Professor Midori Goto, while receiving education under Professor Mayuko Kamio and Professor Koichiro Harada at Tokyo College of Music to pursue a soloist career.

Kae trains extensively in both orchestral and chamber music through master classes and seminars, including Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy Okushiga, Project Q by TV Man Union Music, and Music Academy in Miyazaki. In 2017, she attended Heifetz International Music Institute, where her teachers were Professors Mihaela Martin, Ani Kavafian, Silvia Marcovici, David Cerone and Linda Cerone. While at the Institute, she participated in a series of recitals including one of the most notable collaborations with Professor Nobuko Imai.

As a soloist, Kae has performed with several orchestras throughout the world. For the annual New Year’s Concert in Osaka, she twice collaborated with the Symphony Hall’s New Year Celebration Orchestra, and in 2016 premiered the concerto arrangement of Dance of the Dragon ‘Ryu’ by Koichi Kishi, a modern Japanese composer.

In 2018, Kae made her Carnegie Hall debut, where she played on Stradivarius loaned to her for this particular occasion by Dr. Ryuji Ueno.

Kae regularly plays on a 1779 Giovanni Battista Guadagnini of Turin violin and a Dominique Peccatte bow, both kindly loaned by the Ryuji Ueno Foundation.

Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major Op.35 1.Moderato nobile (8:47)