Yurina ARAI

Japan Age 28

Since graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts in 2017, she has continued her studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria.

She is recipient of numerous awards at both domestic and international competitions. In 2017, she has won 1st Prize at the 5th International Jascha Heifetz Competition, and was awarded the Lithuanian Jewish Community Prize as well as the Lithuanian National Phiharmonic Prize. In the same year, 2nd Prize at the 69th Prague Spring International Music Competition. In 2016 she received 1st Prize at the Arthur Grumiaux International Competition for Young Violinists, and 2nd Prize at the 32nd Valsesia Musica International Competition. In 2018 1st Prize in the chamber music category of the 14th International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’.

As concerto soloist she has collaborated with orchestras such as the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Chubu Philharmonic Orchestra, Romanian Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Polish Baltic Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic and Yamagata Symphony Orchestra.

She has studied under Prof. Natsumi Tamai, Prof. Gérard Poulet, Prof. Lothar Strauß, Prof. Dora Schwarzberg, and is currently with Prof. Christian Altenburger.



Preliminary Round

J.S. Bach Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No.2 in A minor B.W.V.1003

N. Paganini Caprice in G minor No.10

N. Paganini Caprice in C major No.11

F. Kreisler Schön Rosmarin


Semifinal Round

L. van Beethoven Sonata No.6 in A major, Op.30

R. Strauss - Sonata in E-flat major, Op.18

C. Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28

Sicong Ma’s Rondo No.1


Finals Round – I

W. A. Mozart - Violin Concerto No.5 in A major K.V.219


Finals Round – II

J. Brahms - Violin Concerto in D major, Op.77

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