At the Montreal International Musical Competition 2016, the young Japanese violinist
Ayana Tsuji captured all of the “best performance” awards (including the Bach Award, the
Compulsory Canadian Work Award, the Sonata Award, the Caprice by Nicolo Paganini
She had previously won major prizes at international competitions in Hanover (Joseph
Joachim), Seoul and Tokyo (Music Competition of Japan ).
She has performed as soloist with the Montreal Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic,
Kanagawa Philharmonic, Osaka Symphony, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Central Aichi
Symphony, Yokohama Sinfonietta, Chubu Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra,
and the Sejong Soloists.
She has recorded C. A. Beriot violin concertos with Czech Chamber Philharmonic
Orchestra Pardubice and has released the CD from NAXOS. She studies with K. Harada
at the Tokyo College of Music.
Ayana currently plays on a 1748 Joannes Baptista Guadagnini violin – kindly on loan from
the Yellow Angel Foundation.