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 two-time first prize winner of the International Violin Competition Andrea Postacchini Competition (2016,2017), Gifu International Music Festival (2013,2014), first prize winner of Chengdu Guangya Violin Competition, Czech Music Competition. In 2019 she received special prize in 3rd Oleh Krysa International Violin Competition. She was awarded “Paul Roczek Award 2020” for the extraordinary talent and musical commitment to the artistic goals from University Mozarteum Salzburg.
Yukiko appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as 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 and more.
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, “Mozartwoche” in Austria. In 2019, she appeared in Japanese radio program “Recital Passio” of NHK-FM. At the Mozarteum University, she had played String Octet by F.Mendelssohn 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, Leonidas Kavakos, 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 Music Performance with a Solo Performance Major, in the class of Rainer Schmidt at Musik Akademie Basel in Switzerland.