|Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子)|
|Born||February 7, 1972|
Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子 Suwanai Akiko ) (born February 7, 1972) is a Japanese classical violinist.
She was the youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990. In addition, she won second place in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition in 1989 and is a laureate of the International Japan Competition.
She has studied with Toshiya Eto at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, with Dorothy DeLay and Cho-Liang Lin at the Juilliard School of Music while at Columbia University, and with Uwe-Martin Haiberg at the Universität der Künste Berlin. In March 2011 she has been accused by Tokyo authorities of failing to pay close to £240,000 (30 million yen) in taxes.
- Bruch: Concerto No. 1 / Scottish Fantasy
- Akiko Suwanai: Souvenir
- Dvořák: Violin Concerto, etc.
- Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor / Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D Major
- Brahms, Dvořák, Janáček
- Sibelius & Walton Violin Concertos
- Bach: Violin Concertos
- Akiko Suwanai Official website (Japanese)