Akiko Suwanai

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Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子)
Born (1972-02-07) February 7, 1972 (age 42)
Genres Classical
Occupations Musician
Instruments Violin
Years active 1990–present
Labels Decca Records
Website akiko-suwanai

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.[1] In March 2011, she was accused by Tokyo authorities of failing to pay close to £240,000 (30 million yen) in taxes.[2]

She currently plays the 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius, which is on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.

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References[edit]

Decca Music Group's Biography for Akiko Suwanai
[1] Akiko Suwanai Official website (Japanese)

  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 2009-08-17. 
  2. ^ Demetriou, Danielle (July 13, 2011). "Biography". The Daily Telegraph (London). Archived from the original on July 13, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-13. 

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