Masayuki Kino

Masayuki Kino

Masayuki Kino
Violin 
Masayuki Kino studied in London at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Yfrah Neaman and then under maestros Nathan Milstein, Ruggiero Ricci and Ivry Gitlis. In 1984, he received top prize and the Audience Award at the Carl Flesch International Violin Competition in London, and in 1985 received the award for exceptional salon music at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition. In 1987, he gave a commemorative London performance after receiving the Royal Orchestra Society Silver Medal.

Since then, Kino has appeared with countless orchestras worldwide, on television and radio station, and has taken part in international music festivals such as the Sanremo Music Festival and the Aldeburgh Festival, and has performed with Ivry Gitlis, Ruggiero Ricci and Martha Argerich at the Violin Festival in Cassis, France. Kino is Music Director of the Kumagawa Music Festival.

In Japan, having been Concertmaster of the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, he became the Concertmaster of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in April 1993 and is now Solo-Concertmaster. Along with his numerous lectures at international venues around the world, he teaches at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Musashino Academia Musicae and the Tokyo College of Music.

His celebrated repertoire recordings with CD labels such as Octavia Records are all rated highly. Kino plays the 1776 Lorenzo Storioni violin that was given to him by his honorary teacher Ruggiero Ricci.

www.masakino.com

July 14th 2017
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The Travelling Clara

‘The Travelling Clara’ A trilogy of concerts spaced out over 2019, reimagining concerts of the virtuoso Clara Schumann as she travelled across Europe, performing the most significant piano concertos of the nineteenth century. 1) Clara in Leipzig Robert Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor. Clara premiered her husband's only completed piano concerto 1 January ...
March 8th 2017
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Clara 2019

Clara Schumann, née Wieck 1819–1896 To celebrate the bicentenary of Clara Schumann in 2019, Reiko will be performing Clara's music throughout her programmes. One special recital we have planned is 'Clara Schumann: An inspirational life in words and music'. Combining the music of Clara and Robert Schumann, together with other works ...
February 7th 2016
Tags: Goldberg Variations

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Goldberg Project

In July 2016, Reiko will be embarking on her Goldberg Project. Over the next year, Reiko Fujisawa takes on JS Bach’s magnificent ‘Goldberg Variations’ BWV 988, and will perform this work across the country, in a variety of performance venues. Upheld as one of the greatest examples of variation form, the ...
February 7th 2016
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530,000 notes!

As my final concerts of 2016 are approaching, I can look back over an amazing few months. My Goldberg Project has been so wonderful. With seven performances of Bach’s Goldberg Variations across the country, I have performed in such incredible venues and met so many wonderful people. That’s over 530,000 ...
February 7th 2016
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Goldbergs in Derby (again!)

Absolutely loved my concert of Bach's Goldberg Variations at Derby High School. It was lovely to return to the city in beautiful autumn since my last visit at the start of summer. And indeed, it was great to see some familiar faces in the audience! Here I am after the ...

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