About Akiko Hosoi

Who is Akiko?

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東京生まれ。鈴木メソードでヴァイオリンを始め、桐朋学園大学音楽学部付属子供のための音楽教室で学んだ後、英国政府奨学金を受けロンドンのパーセル音楽院に入学、王立音楽院のモーリス・ハッソンに師事。イギリス国内、フィンランド、マルタ、ロシアや日本で室内楽やソロリサイタルを行う。クリーヴランド音楽院から優秀賞奨学金を授与され渡米。ジュリアード音楽院修士課程を優秀な成績で卒業。ウラルスク国際ヴァイオリンコンクールで第3位受賞。これまでに、澤和樹、デイヴィット・シェロン(CIM) とロナルド・コープス(ジュリアード・カルテット)に師事。


現在New Haven Symphony Orchestra に所属。ニューヨークを拠点に室内楽やソロの演奏活動とともに、教育にも力を入れる。ニューヨーク州サリヴァン郡の文化啓発促進団体であるNesin Cultural Artsの活動的なメンバーでもある。室内楽ヴァイオリンとファカルティをつとめ「Aspiring Young Musicians 若い音楽家のためのプログラム」を設立。


Akiko Hosoi, violin

Born in Japan, violinist Akiko Hosoi has had an international career from an early age. While attending the Purcell School of Music in London under the British Government Music and Ballet Scholarship, she performed throughout the country, as well as toured throughout Malta, Russia, Japan, and Finland, and as a third-prize winner in the 4th Uralsk International Violin Competition in Kazakhstan, she performed with the West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra. She then moved to the USA and enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Ronald Copes, a member of the Juilliard String Quartet. Her previous teachers include Kazuki Sawa, Maurice Hasson, Lydia Mordkovitch and David Cerone.

Currently residing in New York City, Akiko enjoys an extensive performing freelance career. Aside from being a member of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and Stamford Symphony Orchestra, she regularly performs chamber music with musicians in NYC as well as solo recitals annually in Tokyo. As an orchestral player, she has worked with many prestigious conductors such as Herbert Blomstedt, James Levine, Fabio Luisi and Kurt Masur.

Always trying to inspire the younger generation, Akiko is in high demand as a violin instructor. As well as teaching privately in New York City, she has been an active member of Nesin Cultural Arts, where she is a co-founder and violin/chamber music faculty of the Summer Academy and Aspiring Young Musicians Program. For more information please visit www.akikohosoi.com

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