Minami Yoshida
Japan, °1998
VIOLIN 2024 : Sixth Prize
Minami Yoshida made her orchestral debut at the age of 12 with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. She went on to perform with all the major Japanese orchestras as well as with the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, the NDR Radiophilharmonie conducted by Andrew Manze and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Slatkin. After studying at the Toho Gakuen School, under Koichiro Harada among others, she continued her training at the New England Conservatory under Miriam Fried and then under Kyoko Takezawa at the Tokyo College of Music. In the past decade, she has distinguished herself at the Sibelius Competition (2015), the Concours musical international de Montréal (2016), the Joseph Joachim Competition in Hanover (2021) and the International Competition of Indianapolis (2022).

Instrument: “Booth” - Antonio Stradivari (1716)*
*Loaned by The Nippon Music Foundation


2021 - : Kyoko Takezawa
2018 - : Miriam Fried
2013 - : Koichiro Harada


2022 - : Master of Music, New England Conservatory of Music
2021 - : Artist Diploma, Tokyo College of Music
2018 - 2021 : Bachelor of Music, New England Conservatory of Music
2017 - 2021 : Artist Diploma (Soloist Diploma), Toho Gakuen School of Music


2023 : Tiara Koto, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Ken Takaseki
2023 : Reed and Rose Fukuyama Hall of Arts and Culture, City of Rose Fukuyama International Music Festival 2023, National Symphony Orchestra(Taiwan Philharmonic), Yao-Yu Wu
2023 : Muza Kawasaki, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Bleuse
2023 : Kanagawa Ongakudo, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, Yoichi Sugiyama
2023 : Four Seasons Hotel at Surf Club Surfside Miami, Orchestra Miami, Orchestra Miami, Elaine Rinaldi
2022 : SUNTORY Hall, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kazuyoshi Akiyama
2022 : SUNTORY Hall, Nippon Music Foundation, Pf. Kotaro Fukuma
2022 : J:COM Urayasu Music Hall, Nippon Music Foundation, Pf. Kotaro Fukuma
2022 : Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin
2021 : NDR Landesfunkhaus Niedersachsen Broadcasting Center, Stiftung Niedersachsen, NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Andrew Manze


2022 : 3rd prize / Bronze Medal, International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
2021 : Laureate, Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition
2016 : 3rd prize, Concours musical international de Montréal
2015 : Prize winner, Jean Sibelius International Violin Competition
2014 : 1st prize, The Music Competition of Japan
Final 2024: Minami Yoshida - Escaich
Final 2024: Minami Yoshida - Elgar
Semi-final 2024 : Minami Yoshida - concerto
Semi-final 2024 : Minami Yoshida - recital
First round 2024 : Minami Yoshida
Final (31/05/2024)
Thierry Escaich Variations Litaniques
Edward Elgar Concerto in B minor op. 61
Minami Yoshida, violin
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Antony Hermus

Récital (14/05/2024)

Fritz Kreisler Récitatif et Scherzo-caprice op. 6
Charlotte Bray The Sun and Her Flowers
Robert Schumann Sonata n. 2 in D minor op. 121
Minami Yoshida, violin
Boris Kusnezow, pianist accompanist

Concerto (17/05/2024)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 1 in B flat major KV 207
Minami Yoshida, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Vahan Mardirossian
First round (10/05/2024)
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in D minor op. 27/3
George Enescu Impromptu concertant
Minami Yoshida, violin
Boris Kusnezow, pianist accompanist
Relive the performances of Violin 2024
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