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Yumiko Yumiba

Yumiko Yumiba is a Japanese violinist. She spent her childhood in Osaka and moved to Tokyo with her family. She started playing the violin and piano at the age of 3. Her sister influenced her to love music because her sister is a violinist too. At the age of 15, she decided to pursue her career in music. Then, she studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts. During her journey of studies in Tokyo, she received the Dean’s scholarship and special awards for outstanding students of the year.

She is currently studying at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Professor Ilya Kaler, as a recipient of the full scholarship, and at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media with Professor Elisabeth Kufferath. She was awarded a scholarship from the “Yehudi Menuhin - Live Music Now” association in Hanover.

Yumiko has recently performed with the Varna Chamber Orchestra (Bulgaria), the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra (Japan), Orchester Göttinger Musikfreunde (Germany), Toruń Symphony Orchestra (Poland), the Dolnośląska Philharmonic (Poland), and the Orchestra of the Opéra national de Lorraine (France).

She also had many recitals at the Music Festivals, including the Gdańsk Music Festival (Poland), the International Festival "Nova Music and Architecture" (Poland), and the International Music Festival Goslar-Harz (Germany).

As a chamber musician, she often has many concerts together with her sister (Takako Yumiba) as her Violin Duo. She has performed as Piano Trio and String Quartet as well.

Yumiko received many prizes at international violin competitions such as the Varna International Violin Competition, the International Karol Lipiński Violin Competition, and the Mirecourt International Violin Competition. She won many times and got first prize in domestic competitions in Japan.



​弓塲 友美子(ゆみば ゆみこ)

大分県別府市生まれ。幼少期を大阪で過ごし、5歳より東京に移る。姉の影響で3歳よりヴァイオリンとピアノに親しみ、東京藝術大学附属音楽高等学校入学をきっかけに音楽を専門に学び始める。東京藝術大学在学時、成績優秀者に贈られる安宅賞、「宮田亮平奨学金」、同声会賞を受賞。 その後ドイツのハノーファー音楽演劇大学にてElisabeth Kufferath氏に師事。同大学の修士課程を最高点の成績で修了し、現在ソロパフォーマンスコースに在籍。また、アメリカのクリーブランド音楽院にてアーティストディプロマに授業料全額免除の特待生として在籍し、Ilya Kaler氏に師事。

ソリストとしては、藝大フィルハーモニア管弦楽団、ヴァルナ室内管弦楽団(ブルガリア)、トルン交響楽団(ポーランド)、ロレーヌ国立歌劇場管弦楽団(フランス)、ハノーファー音楽演劇大学オーケストラ、Göttinger Musikfreunde Orchestra(ドイツ)、CIMオーケストラ(アメリカ)等のオーケストラと共演。

室内楽奏者としては、ピアノトリオや弦楽四重奏等多くのコンサートに出演。また、姉妹デュオではYEHUDI MENUHIN Live Music Now Hannover e. V.の奨学生として、ドイツハノーファーを中心に演奏活動を行った。また、デュオの活動をきっかけに作曲や編曲も手がけている。



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