Interview with Yuka Ishizuka – Violinist from Hokkaido and studied at the Royal Academy of Music

Interview and photos by Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. I am a concert violinist, living in London. I was born in California, U.S.A. and lived in US for 6 years, Japan for 8 years and have been living in London for 12 years. At the age of three, I started the violin […]

Interview with Lisa Ueda – Young Talented Violinist

By Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. Where is your family originally from in Japan? My name is Lisa Ueda, I am a solo violinist and recitalist based in London, I work regularly in Europe and Asia. I was born and raised in northern Osaka. My education started at Kyoto International School, and […]

Aiki Mori – Talented Cello Player, Competition Winner and Member of Mori Trio

By Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. Where is your family originally from in Japan? I’m from a City called Ichinimiya. It’s about 30km from Nagoya. I grew up there until I was five, then I moved to Tokyo with my family. My father loves to listen to music. My mother studied piano, […]

Interview with Sachika Taniyama – Pianist based in London

Interview and photos by Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. My name is Sachika Taniyama and I am a pianist based in London. I was born in Toyota city in Aichi prefecture and I moved to Birmingham, England, when I was 7 years old due to my father’s job. We eventually went back […]

Interview with Midori Komachi – Talented Violinist

Interview and photos by Mike Sullivan Please introduce yourself and your background. Where are you originally from in Japan? I am a classical violinist based in London. I have been performing mainly as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe and Japan, and I recently released my first solo album. I also enjoy giving educational […]