I was born in Japan. I started playing the violin at the age 4. Bachelor of Fine Arts and Music in Aichi Prefectural University, Master degree of Violin in Boston New England Conservatory of Music(dropped out).
My mentors: Masuko Ushioda, Koichiro Harada, Pinchas Zukerman,Toru Yasunaga, Marylou Speaker Churchill, and Eugene Lehner.
Awards & Prizes
1979 1st Prize, 12th Kumanichi Music Competition(youngest-ever winner)
1993 Japan Rising Star Musician Award
1997 New World Symphony Solo Award
1992 Aspen Music Festival
1995-1997 New World Symphony Orchestra(Associate Concertmistress)