Nobuko Imai

  • March 18, 1943 Tokyo (Japan)


One of the greatest violists of her generation, Nobuko Imai studied viola at the Toho School of Music in Japan, her home country, before continuing her studies at Yale and then at Juilliard in the USA.

First prize winner in the Munich, Geneva and Suntory Music competitions, she was a member of the Vermeer Quartet for many years. She is also a highly sought-after teacher, teaching regularly at the Amsterdam and Geneva conservatoires and giving masterclasses. She has made more than forty recordings for companies such as BIS, Chandos, EMI, Hyperion, Phillips and Sony Classical.

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