Fumiaki Miura

Fumiaki Miura is not only the youngest ever winner of the Joseph Joachim Hannover International Violin Competition (2009) but also the one with the most prizes - having also been awarded both the Music Critics' and the Audience Prize. The young Japanese violinist is already proving himself to be one of the most accomplished of his generation.

At only 23 years old, Fumiaki has performed with several of the world's leading orchestras, including NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Wiener KammerOrchester, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta, and has played under conductors including Kazushi Ono, Christopher Warren-Green, Pietari Inkinen, Stéphane Denève, Kazuki Yamada, Kristjan Järvi and Rafael Payaré. Notable recent highlights include debut performances with Warsaw Philharmonic (Eiji Oue), Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra and Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, a tour of Japan with the Prague Philharmonia (Jakub Hrůša), and a performance of Penderecki's Double Concerto with Julian Rachlin, conducted by the composer himself in his 80th anniversary concert, where Fumiaki played the viola.

Fumiaki has appeared at numerous international music festivals and in spring 2016, he gave a recital tour in Japan which included two sold-out concerts at Tokyo's Kioi Hall. He will make his recital debut at London's Wigmore Hall in June 2017.

Fumiaki's debut recording was a disc of both of Prokofiev's Violin Sonatas with Itamar Golan for Sony Japan. In autumn 2015, Fumiaki's second album, of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky's Violin Concertos with Deutsches Symphonie-orchester Berlin and Hannu Lintu, was released by Avex-classics. Fumiaki recently played an important role in recording the theme music for NHK's historical drama, Sanadamaru, with NHK Symphony Orchestra - one of the most popular television drama series in Japan.

Miura performs on the Antonio Stradivarius 1704 violin "Viotti" on loan from Munetsugu Collection.