Michiko Kamiya


Born in Nagoya, Japan, Michiko Kamiya started playing the violin at the age of 5 and studied with Noriko Kitagaki, the late Ryosaku Kubota and Koichiro Harada. After completing the soloist diploma course at Toho Gakuen School of Music with top honors, Kamiya studied with the late Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School and Gyorgy Pauk in London.

Kamiya is a recipient of numerous prizes including the 2nd prize at the 39th International Violin Competition ¡ÈPremio Paganini¡É and the 1st prize at the Hannover International Violin Competition in 1997 which is recognized as remarkable accomplishment. Kamiya has collaborated with many leading orchestras in Japan and the world such as NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, etc. Her appearance with these orchestras as well as her recitals given in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Helsinki received great critical acclaim. She also receives numerous requests for performance for chamber music.

In April 2000, Kamiya performed with the Vienna Philharmonic members at the Toyota Millennium Concert. In May she appeared at the Seven Stars Gala Concert (produced by Myung-Whun Chung), and in July was invited to Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival. In December, Kamiya appeared with NHK Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Dutoit and received favorable review. In January 2001, she made a success of concert tour in UK with the London Philharmonic Orchestra as a soloist, and also won praise when she played Mendelssohn¡Çs concerto under the baton of Myung-Whun Chung in Tokyo in September.

Her debut CD released from Naxos label has received semi-highest honor on the magazine ¡ÈRecord Geijutsu¡É, and her second album is to be released.


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Date September 13, 2015 (Sun) 14:00
Venue Rokkasho-mura Cultural Exchange Plaza SWANY Big Hall
Mayuko Kamio Super Ensemble Concert

Mayuko Kamio (Violin)
Michiko Kamiya (Violin)
Yuko Ando (Violin)
Hitomi Niikura (Cello)
Takashi Sato (Piano)

Chopin: Fantasie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
Schumann / Liszt:Widmung Op.25, No.1, S.566, R.249
Liszt: La Campanella
Bruch: Kol nidrei, Op. 47
Popper: Ungarischer Rhapsodie, Op. 68
Mozart: Violin Sonatain E minor, K. 304
Dvorak: Piano Quintet in A Major, Op. 81 etc.

All Seats Reserved¡¡\2,000 Door \3,000

Rokkasho-mura Culture Promotion Corporation

Date Sat/1/Aug/2009 15¡§30
Venue Aichi Prefectural Art Theater
The 20th Aichi Family Concert
Summer Music Festival
The 250th Anniversary of Handel's Death and
The 200th Mendelssohn's Birthday

Yosuke Funabashi (conductor)
Michiko Kamiya (violin)
Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra

Socitey of Aichi Prefectural

Date Thu 26/Mar/2009 16:00
Venue Tajimishi Bunka Hall(Small Hall)
Michiko Kamiya & Etsuko Hirose Duo Recital

Stravinsky. Suite "Italienne"
Debussy. Violin Sonata
C.V.Alkan¡§Le Vent
Beethoven. Voiloin Sonata No.9 "Kreutzer"

Regular ¡ï2,500¡¡Middle School or Under ¡ï1,500

Tajimishi Bunkakaikan¡¡
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