Praised by Pinchas Zukerman as a “great violinist” and “an intelligent and sincere musician”, Fumiaki Miura was awarded First Prize at the prestigious Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover 2009, where he was not only the youngest winner, but also the most awarded violinist at this competition, including both the Music Critics’ Prize and Audience Prize.
Miura has collaborated with the most prestigious orchestras including Mariinsky Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, Canada’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Warsaw Philharmonic, Utah Symphony and Japan Philharmonic, among others. He has played under the baton of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Pinchas Zukerman, Vasily Petrenko, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Jakub Hrůša, Christopher Warren-Green, Hannu Lintu, Thierry Fischer and Rafael Payare.
Highlights of the 2018/2019 season included performances with Mariinsky Orchestra and Valery Gergiev, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, among others. In addition, he presented his own chamber music festival ARK Classics: Fumiaki Miura and Friends at the Suntory Hall, and went on tour to Spain together with pianist Varvara in May 2019.
Miura has been invited to several international music festivals such as Miyazaki International Music, Ravinia Festival, Julian Rachlin and Friends, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Festival de Musique de Menton and Menuhin Festival Gstaad and has played with artists including Mischa Maisky, Torleif Thedéen, Pinchas Zukerman, Julian Rachlin, Yuri Bashmet, Nobuyuki Tsujii or Lawrence Power. As a recitalist, he has performed at world-renowned concert halls, including the Louvre and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and Wigmore Hall in London.
Miura’s first album featuring Prokofiev’s two violin sonatas with pianist Itamar Golan was released by Sony Japan in 2011. His second album featuring Mendelssohn & Tchaikovsky violin concertos with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Hannu Lintu was released by Avex-Classics label in 2015.
Born in Tokyo in 1993, Miura studied with Tsugio Tokunaga at Toho Gakuen School of Music and later moved to Vienna to continue his studies with Pavel Vernikov and Julian Rachlin at Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität. He has been mentored by Pinchas Zukerman since 2009, who has guided him in his professional career.
Miura performs on the Antonio Stradivarius 1704 violin “Viotti” kindly loaned to him by the Munetsugu Foundation.click to download images