violinist

Akiko Suwanai

  • February 7, 1972 Tokyo (Japan)

Biography

The youngest ever winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition, Akiko Suwanai enjoys a prestigious international career performing in concert and recital in the major cities of Europe, North America and Asia.

Recent and upcoming highlights include tours with the London Symphony Orchestra (under Valery Gergiev), Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (under Sakari Oramo), and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse (under Tugan Sokhiev). She also performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Belgique, Orquesta Sinfonica de RTVE, Gürzenich Orchester, Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg and Sapporo, St. Louis and Melbourne Symphony orchestras. Suwanai regularly tours with Orchestre de Paris (under Christoph Eschenbach), the NDR Sinfonieorchester (under Christoph von Dohnányi) and Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen (under Paavo Järvi).

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