Biography

Japanese violinist Yukiko Uno is a laureate of the  legendary Queen Elisabeth Competition 2019. She was born in 1995 and began playing the violin at the age of four. 

She is a multiple prizewinner from international and national competitions, including winning two-time first prize at the International Violin Competition Andrea Postacchini Competition in Italy (2016,2017), Gifu International Music Festival in Japan (2013,2014), first prize of Chengdu Guangya Violin Competition, Czech Music Competition, special prize at 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition.

Uno appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as the Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, the Belgian National Orchestra in Belgium, Lviv Symphony Orchestra in Ukraine, Orchestra Filarmonica Marchigiana in Italy, Symphony Orchestra of University Mozarteum in Austria, St. Gellert Festival Orchestra in Hungary, the Chamber Orchestra of Nagoya in Japan, collaborating with Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Hugh Wolff, Michele Nitti, Johannes Kalitzke, Yoon Kuk Lee, Kazuki Wada. 

As an active soloist and a chamber musician, she was invited to international musical events such as “St.Gellert International Music Festival” in Hungary, “Classy Sundays” International Chamber Music Festival in Belgium. She had played chamber music together with Maestro Maxim Vengerov.

Her musical mentors include Rainer Schmidt, Pierre Amoyal, Natsumi Tamai and Mayumi Shindo. She was also inspired by great artists such as Viktor Tretyakov, Vadim Repin, Midori, Mihaela Martin, Rainer Küchl, Szabadi Vilmos, and Herwig Zack.

She studied at the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music,Tokyo University of the Arts. In 2014 she was accepted into Tokyo University of the Arts with highest honors as a recipient of Tokuji Munetsugu Scholarship. Since 2015 she is pursuing her further studies at University Mozarteum Salzburg.