Fumiaki Miura
Violin

“Miura calmly pulled sound from his violin like golden thread from a spool, with sensitive phrasing and a lustrous tone.” (Des Moines Register)

Contacts

Federico Hernandez +44 (0)20 3725 9184
Márcio Bugalho Domingues +44 (0)20 3725 9186

Biography

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.

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.

2016/17 season highlights include debut performances with the NAC Orchestra (Pinchas Zukerman) in Ottawa, and returns to Yomiuri Nippon Symphony (Tatsuya Shimono), Utah Symphony (Thierry Fischer) and Japan Philharmonic (Kenichiro Kobayashi) orchestras. In autumn 2016, Fumiaki is invited to be part of the One Asia Festival in Busan, South Korea. 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.

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Federico Hernandez +44 (0)20 3725 9184
Márcio Bugalho Domingues +44 (0)20 3725 9186

Reviews

“This recording ranks as one of most satisfying accounts of this perennial pairing I have heard, and worthily has a place on the shelves next to my favourite versions. I am almost certain that we will be hearing a lot more of Fumiaki Miura in days to come. Such outstanding talent bodes well for his future career.” [Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos] (Musicweb.com, September 2015)

"He met the concerto’s virtuosic demands with apparent ease, navigating extended passages of high harmonics with near-surgical precision and singing out beguiling melodies with a rich, full-bodied tone." (The Salt Lake Tribune, November 2014)

“Mr Miura is the consummate, non-showy artist whose attention is totally on the music. His expressive playing illustrated staggeringly supreme technique. He is an artist of such brilliance, I marvelled at his talent and obvious hard work, for this piece is of such difficulty.” (Nancy Snipper, Arts and Opnion, May 2014)

“This recording ranks as one of most satisfying accounts of this perennial pairing I have heard, and worthily has a place on the shelves next to my favourite versions. I am almost certain that we will be hearing a lot more of Fumiaki Miura in days to come. Such outstanding talent bodes well for his future career.” [Tchaikovsky and Mendelssohn Violin Concertos] (Musicweb.com, September 2015)

"He met the concerto’s virtuosic demands with apparent ease, navigating extended passages of high harmonics with near-surgical precision and singing out beguiling melodies with a rich, full-bodied tone." (The Salt Lake Tribune, November 2014)

“Mr Miura is the consummate, non-showy artist whose attention is totally on the music. His expressive playing illustrated staggeringly supreme technique. He is an artist of such brilliance, I marvelled at his talent and obvious hard work, for this piece is of such difficulty.” (Nancy Snipper, Arts and Opnion, May 2014)

"Miura calmly pulled sound from his violin like golden thread from a spool, with sensitive phrasing and a lustrous tone." (Michael Morain, Des Moines Register, October 2013)

“Playing Max Bruch’s Scottish Fantasy, Miura exhibited poise, an amazing depth of expression, remarkable technical acumen and radiant musicality…. He took charge of the work from the start and never looked back.” (Edward Reichel, reichelrecommends.com, December 2012)

“Miura quickly made believers of an enthusiastic Abravanel Hall audience, nimbly traversing the folk-song-rich work with lustrous tone that added a radiant thread throughout the brooding score. The work’s finale was a joyful nod to Scotland’s indomitable spirit, highlighted by Miura’s technical prowess and musical flair that increased with each variation.” (The Salt Lake Tribune, December 2012)

“The 17-year old soloist Fumiak Miura is not contented simply with showing off his award-winning virtuosity. He tackles the Carmen Fantasy by Franz Waxman with weightless gallantry, underlining the glowing, alluring, and ethereal character of the Bizet melodies.” (Mannheimer Morgen, July 2010)

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