Michi Sugiura
United States of America, °1963
VIOLIN 1989 : Ninth Prize
Michi Sugiura has received prizes at the Queen Elisabeth, Menuhin, Carl Flesch, Montreal, and Japan International Violin Competitions. Her engagements have included concerts with orchestras such as the BRT (Belgian Radio-Television) Philharmonic Orchestra (Brussels), Knoxville Chamber Orchestra (USA), Filharmonie Bohuslava Martinu (Czech Republic), Gunma Symphony Orchestra (Japan), and recitals in Japan, Washington, and Brussels.

As part of the Gamper Festival of Contemporary Music at the Bowdoin Summer Music Festival (Maine, USA), Michi Sugiura performed the Corigliano Sonata with famed composer John Corigliano present. The performance was received with high acclaim from composer and audience alike. Other chamber concerts during the summer festival included collaboration with Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, and Charles Neidich.

As winner of competitions in the U.S., Michi Sugiura has performed with orchestras such as the Philadelphia Orchestra (Academy of Music), National Symphony Orchestra (John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Born in Washington D.C., Michi Sugiura was invited, at the age of 16, to attend the Curtis Institute of Music by renowned pedagogue Ivan Galamian. Upon graduation, she continued her studies at the Indiana University of Music. Starting with the tutelage of Berl Senofsky, her teachers include Ivan Galamian, Arnold Steinhardt (Guarneri Quartet), Yumi Ninomiya Scott, Miriam Fried, Franco Gulli, and Toshiya Eto.

While residing in Indiana, Michi Sugiura joined the Whitney Piano Trio. Their concerts led to performances on the Phillips Collection and the National Gallery of Art Concert Series in Washington D.C., both of which were heard on radio broadcasts. The piano trio received government grants for an educational/concert series serving schools and communities in the Indiana and Kentucky area. Michi Sugiura held the position of Visiting Associate Professor at the Indiana University of Music. She currently serves on the jury of the prestigious Japan National Music Competition for Students.
Final (01/06/1989)
André Laporte Fantasia Rondino Con Tema Reale
Johannes Brahms Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108
Pyotr Tchaikovsky Concerto in D major op. 35
Michi Sugiura, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Georges Octors
Semi-final (18/05/1989)
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
Daniel Capelletti Fleurs du Mal n. 1
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 4 in D major KV 218
Camille Saint-Saëns Introduction et rondo capriccioso in A minor op. 28
Béla Bartók Rhapsody n. 1
Michi Sugiura, violin
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