Tomoko Akasaka - viola
TOMOKO AKASAKA Viola
During and after winning numerous prizes, including the 1st prize at the 12th Japan classical music competition and the 3rd prize at the 53rd ARD International music competition, Akasaka has performed as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide.
As a soloist she has appeared with the orchestras including Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Münchener Kammerorchester, L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève, Camerata Baltica, Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, Südwestdeutsche Kammerorchester Pforzheim and Japan Symphony Orchestra under the baton of such conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Johannes Kalitzke, Raman Kofman, Kazuki Yamada, Günther Herbig among others.
The series of Recitals in Geneva and Tokyo has been broadcasted by Swiss Romande and NHKTV.
In chamber music her artistic partners included Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Philippe Jarousky, Mischa Maisky, Patricia Kopatcinskaja, Ebéne Quartet, Jerusalem Quartet and Kuss Quartet, with whom she performed at international music festivals such as Salzburger Festspiele, Kammermusikfest Lockenhaus, Bad-Kissingen Sommer, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BBC Proms, Saito Kinen Festival, Festival Pablo Casals, Luzern Festival, Verbier Festival, Kronberg Festival, Rio de Janeiro Festival, San Francisco Musical Days, Schubertiade and others.
Tomoko Akasaka has performed in concert halls such as Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Konzerthaus and Philharmonie in Berlin, Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Royal Albert Hall and Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Vienna, Tonhalle in Zurich, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Schloss Nymphenburg in Munich, Shanghai Grand Theater, National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, Geneva Victoria Hall.
Tomoko Akasaka studied with Nobuko Imai at the The Genève Conservatory of Music, where she then worked alongside her professor as an assistant. In addition, Tomoko Akasaka was also a guest professor at the Neuchâtel Conservatory. Since 2019, she holds the position of professor of viola at the Münster Musikhochschule.