Yuriko Naganuma

1st violin

Born in Japan, Yuriko Naganuma began her musical studies in Tokyo.

She then came to France where she obtained a first prize at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Madame Michèle Auclair’s class. She won other prizes at the Paganini Competition in Genoa and at the Jacques Thibaud International Competition in 1981, and first prizes at the Indianapolis and Montreal International Competitions.

Based in France, she gives a series of concerts each year in Japan. She divides her time between her performances as a soloist and her position as first violinist with the Octuor de France.

In 1997, Yuriko Naganuma recorded Jean Francaix’s Violin Concerto with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, conducted by the composer himself.

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