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EUGENE KAWAI,

violoniste

Born in 2002 in Tokyo, Japan, Eugene currently studies with Prof. Masafumi Hori and Nat sumi Tamai in the Special Soloist Program at the Tokyo University of Arts as a full scholarship student.  He has had outstanding achievements at international competitions since he was very young.  He has won the first prizes at the 13th Lipinski and Wieniawski International Competition in 2015, and the 10th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians in 2017. Currently, Eugene has won the 1st prize at the 2nd Viktor Tretyakov International Competition.

He has gone on to perform with orchestras such as the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Chamber Orchestra, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra.  Eugene plays on the A. Stradivarius “Lyall” 1702 on generous loan from the ITOH Foundation.