• first violin lessons at age 3
  • 1983-1986 Special School of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, in the class of Prof. Kousaku Yamaoka
  • 1986-1990 Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, in the classes of Prof. Masabumi Hori and Prof. Bela Katona
  • 1990-1993 further studies at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" with Prof. Werner Scholz. Graduated with "Konzertexamen"
  • international masterclasses with Prof. Ruggiero Ricci, Prof. Wolfgang Marschner, etc.

Professional Career

  • concerts as soloist and chamber musician in Europe und Asia
  • 1997 she founded the Artenius Trio, a piano trio which performs concerts throughout Europe und Asia. The trio's first CD was released in 2009, with works of Ravel, Debussy, and Tschemberji
  • 1993-2002 recordings for radio, CD productions and international tours, including solo appearances, as a member of the New Berlin Chamber Orchestra
  • 2002-2005 collaboration with Ensemble Oriol as concertmaster, performances in Germany and a tour of Spain
  • since 1993 she has been the assistant concertmaster of the Komische Oper Berlin
  • collaboration with RSB, NDR-Hannover, Staatskapelle Schwerin, Philharmonische Orchester Vorpommern, Orchester der Deutschen Oper

Baroque Violin

  • masterclasses for historical performance practice on the baroque violin with Prof. Stanley Ritchie
  • since 2001 frequent performances on baroque instruments at the Komische Oper Berlin and musical leadership of productions in historical performance practice
  • 2010 she founded with colleagues the baroque ensemble "La Capricciosa"

Teaching Experience

  • 1986-1990 while still studying she taught a violin class for children
  • in 2009 and 2010 she led the special project for children "The Emperor's New Clothes" at the Komische Oper Berlin, in which all musical material was performed by children
  • since 2001 work as a pedagogue in Berlin
  • violin courses for children and young adults in Japan and Germany

Portrait Mika Yonezawa
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