30 September 2007

Yukie Yamaguchi (Baroqueviolin)

Yukie Yamaguchi (Violin, Baroque Violin & Baroque Viola) 

Yukie Yamaguchi was born in Japan. After completing her postgraduate degree in modern violin there with Toshiya Eto she went to study baroque violin with Lucy van Dael at the Amsterdam Conservatory, receiving her Masters degree with distinction in 2010.

Her passion for chamber music playing has led to the receipt of awards from international competitions, including: First prize, public prize and ORF recording prize in the "Premio Bonporti” (Italy, 2004 with Ricreation d' Arcadia), First prize in the "Musica Antiqua Brugge" (Belgium, 2006 with Duo Fortepiano-Violin).

Yukie is a founding member of several chamber ensembles, including Ensemble Ricreation d’Arcadia, Duo Otonoe, and Ensemble Dulcibella.  Since 2004 she has, together with Masato Suzuki (harpsichordist, organist, composer), led Ensemble Genesis, which performs baroque repertoire as well as contemporary music. 
This ensemble’s recordings of Biber, Vivaldi, Hindemith, Niigaki, and Feldmann for NHK Hi-vision TV program have been well-received.

She has been invited to perform chamber music at festivals such as MA festival, Nantes’ Printemps des Arts, Amsterdam’s Grachtenfestival, Barocktage Stift Melk, and Musica Antica Urbino. 
Yukie also appears regularly with Bach Collegium Japan (dir. Masaaki Suzuki) for both cantata and orchestral projects, Il Complesso Barocco (dir. Alan Curtis), Collegium Musicum Den Haag (dir. Claudio Ribeiro), L’arte del mondo (dir. Werner Ehrhardt), and B’Rock.

Since 2010 Yukie has played on a baroque violin made by Pieter Rombouts, Amsterdam 1710, which is provided by the Dutch Nationaal Muziekinstrumenten Fonds. http://www.muziekinstrumentenfonds.nl

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