Born in 1995, Japanese violinist Yukiko Uno started playing the violin at the age of four.
Since she became a laureate at the legendary Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2019, Uno has established herself internationally as a newcomer talent. Besides, Uno has won numerous competition prizes including two-times 1st prize at the International Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition in Italy (2016,2017), 1st prize at the Chengdu Guangya Violin Competition in China (2016). She also received the prestigious “Paul Roczek Award 2020,” which is awarded for the most extraordinary talent and for its musical commitment to the artistic goals from University Mozarteum Salzburg. Her prizes also include 1st prize at the Czech Music Competition in Japan, 1st prize at the Gifu International Music Festival, as well as a laureate and special prize at the Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition in Ukraine.
Uno has performed as a soloist with the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Belgian National Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Lviv Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana, Symphony Orchestra of University Mozarteum, St.Gellert Festival Orchestra, the Chamber Orchestra of Nagoya, collaborating with Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Hugh Wolff, Johannes Kalitzke, Eiji Oue, Kazuki Wada.
She has played at various international festivals such as “Mozartwoche” in Austria, “Pärnu Music Festival” in Estonia, “St.Gellert International Music Festival” in Hungary, “Classy Sundays International Chamber Music Festival” in Belgium. She has performed chamber music together with great masters such as Maxim Vengerov, Imre Rohmann. In media, she appeared in the radio program “Recital Passio” of NHK-FM in Japan.
Lately she acted as the concertmistress at Japan National Orchestra directed by Mo.Yutaka Sado performing with Kyohei Sorita in Japan tour 2021.
Her musical mentors include Rainer Schmidt, Pierre Amoyal, Natsumi Tamai and Mayumi Shindo. She was also inspired by great artists such as Vadim Repin, Midori, Leonidas Kavakos, Maxim Vengerov, Viktor Tretyakov, Mihaela Martin, Rainer Küchl, Szabadi Vilmos, and Herwig Zack.
Yukiko studied at the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2014 she enrolled in Tokyo University of the Arts with the highest honor as a recipient of Tokuji Munetsugu Scholarship. Since 2015 she studied at the University Mozarteum in Salzburg at the class of Pierre Amoyal and Rainer Schmidt and graduated with the highest honor.
Currently she studies the Master of Arts in Specialized Solo Music Performance, in the class of Rainer Schmidt at Musik Akademie Basel in Switzerland.