Saeka Matsuyama
violin | Japan, °1980
VIOLIN 2005 : Fourth Prize
Japanese violinist Saeka Matsuyama has made concerto appearances with many of Japan’s leading orchestras, including the Tokyo and Shin Nippon Philharmonics, the Yomiuri Symphony, the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also given recitals and made orchestral appearances in the US, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Eastern Mediterranean, and Argentina, and was invited to perform as a featured soloist in “Goodbye Alice,” a special concert commemorating the beginning of renovations to Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

The recipient of an S&R Washington Award, Saeka Matsuyama has also received top prizes from the 2007 S&R Foundation, the 2005 Juilliard/Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra Soloist Auditions, the 2004 Sendai International Violin Competition and the 2003 Hannover International Violin Competition. A winner of Astral Artists’ 2006 National Auditions, she was also the recipient of the Tchaikovsky Prize at the II Tchaikovsky International Competition for Young Musicians and received first prizes in the Juilliard Pre-College competitions.

She has participated in such internationally renowned summer festivals as the Marlboro Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Academy, Tanglewood Music Festival, Accademia Musicale di Siena, Encore School for Strings, Aspen Music Festival, Meadowmount School of Music, and the Music Masters Course in Kazusa, Chiba, Japan. She has also appeared in Sendai Music Festival and La Folle Journée in Japan. In 2010, she became a professor at the New York Summer Music Festival.

Saeka Matsuyama began violin studies at the age of two. She moved to New York from Japan at nine, when she enrolled in Juilliard’s Pre-College program under Dorothy DeLay and Robert Chen. She graduated from The Juilliard School, where she studied with Glenn Dicterow, Ronald Copes, and Michael Gilbert. She currently conducts private masterclasses in the US and Japan, and has served as a teaching assistant for Ronald Copes at Juilliard. Juilliard has acknowledged her artistic excellence with several scholarships, including the prestigious Dorothy DeLay Scholarship as well as the Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, the Teplitsky Memorial Scholarship, and the Jean Doyle Loomis Scholarship.
Final (25/05/2005)
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata n. 4 in A minor op. 23
Javier Torres Maldonado Obscuro etiamtum lumine
Johannes Brahms Concerto in D major op. 77
Saeka Matsuyama, violin
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Dana Protopopescu, pianist accompanist

Récital (13/05/2005)

Witold Lutoslawski Subito
Johannes Brahms Sonata n. 3 in D minor op. 108
Hans Sluijs I Quattro Elementi
Ernest Chausson Poème op. 25
Eugène Ysaÿe Sonata in G major op. 27/5
Saeka Matsuyama, violin
Eliane Reyes, pianist accompanist

Concerto (10/05/2005)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 1 in B flat major KV 207
Saeka Matsuyama, violin
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Paul Goodwin
First round (07/05/2005)
Johann Sebastian Bach Sonata n. 2 in A minor BWV 1003
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 10 in G minor
Nicolò Paganini Caprice n. 24 in A minor
Antonín Dvořák Concerto in A minor op. 53
Saeka Matsuyama, violin
Eliane Reyes, pianist accompanist
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