Sunday, July 17, 2022

Kae Tanimura | 2nd Prize | Violin | 9th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition

Kae started playing the violin at the age of 5. As a child, she studied with Tomotada Soh in London. At the age of 11, she made her soloist debut with Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra in Bulgaria. 

Through her teen years, Kae continued to pursue her violin studies with Professors Tsugio Tokunaga of Toho School of Music, Stephan Picard of Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, and the renowned violinist Midori Goto. 

Kae has also been training 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, International Summer Academy Cervo 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 notable collaborations with Professor Nobuko Imai. 

Kae was selected as a participant of the Leonidas Kavakos International Violin and Chamber Music Masterclass, Lunigiana Music Festival 2020, and selected as one of the best students among the participants across all the instruments and was awarded scholarship for the LMF 2021, in addition to the opportunity to perform in a concert in New York in the next season. In 2021, She also took part in the International Music Festival Nippon. 

Kae is  a  winner  of The 1st International  Clara  Schumann  Competition, The  7th  New  York International Artists Competition, Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, Japan Player’s Competition and Tokyo International Association of New Artist New Artist Audition. 

Kae currently studies at Tokyo College of Music with Koichiro Harada and Mayuko Kamio.

Alongside her violin studies, she takes private lessons in viola from Kazuhide Isomura who is founding member of the Tokyo String Quartet. 

Bartok: Violin Concerto No.2 Sz.112  1. Allegro non troppo (16:05)