Atsuko Neiirishi
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Violinist Atsuko Neriishi was born in Nagano, Japan, and began her studies at age three. In 1994 she was awarded a Bachelor degree by the Toho Gakuen School of Music, in Tokyo. She continued her studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Brussels, Belgium, where she was awarded a Master with honours. Subsequently, in Switzerland, she furthered her career at the International Menuhin Music Academy, where she studied under Alberto Lysy, Ruggiero Ricci, Tibor Varga, Igor Oistrakh, and Pierre Amoyal.

She won several prizes in Tokyo and participated frequently as soloist and chamber musician at such important festivals as the Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria; the Lysy Festival in Carilo, Argentina; the Radio Montréal Festival in Canada and the Pau Casal Festival in Spain.

She started her symphony career in Germany, with the Bochen symphony orchestra. She was concertmaster for the Orquesta do Norte, Portugal, where she had the opportunity to play the Sibelius concert as soloist. She is member of the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada since 2004 and also collaborates with the Royal Philharmonic of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain; the La Monnais Orchestra in Belgium; and the Orquesta Gulhelsia of Portugal.

She has recorded two CDs as member of the Lysy chamber music ensemble and a CD of Bartók’s “Contrasts”.

Atsuko Neriishi plays a violin made by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfi in 1766.