Akiko Suwanai

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Akiko Suwanai
Birth name 諏訪内 晶子
Born (1972-02-07) February 7, 1972 (age 44)
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Violinist
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] She currently plays the 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius, which is on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.



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

  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 2009-08-17. 

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