First Prize winner of the 2004 YBP International Music Competition and 2000 Wakayama Music Competition in Japan.
Haruko was selected as a finalist of David Martin/Florence Hooton Concerto Prize in 2002, the Wilfred Parry Prize at the RAM in 2003, and in 2004 she was one of the few contestants selected to take part in the “Premio Paganini 50th International Violin Competition” in Genoa, Italy. In 2006, she was selected as semi-finalists of Junesses Musicales International competition in Belgrade, Serbia. She has also performed as a soloist in the Pacific Music Festival in 1997.
Her recent concerts have included performances at Snape Maltings Concert Hall as part of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, New Music New Media, solo recitals at Bristol Cathedral, Oxford Wolson College and gives many performances throughout the UK, Europe and Japan, most recently at the Duke’s Hall, David Josefowitz Recital Hall (Royal Academy of Music, London) and at the London Depford Council Chamber (Goldsmiths College, London). In her commitment to contemporary music, Haruko has worked with many of today’s most important composers and works regularly with today’s leading young composers, having premiered a few new works written especially for her. She was invited to take a part of “2007 Contemporary Performance and Composition” (Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme), directed by Oliver Knussen, Collin Matthews, and Magnus Lindberg.
Haruko began studying the violin under the Suzuki method at the age of two, in her native city of Tokyo. Later, she studied with Takashi Shimizu at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and over the years she has also performed in Master Classes with Yfrah Neaman, Igor Oistrakh, Valeri Oistrakh, Mincho Mintchev, Eduard Schmieder, Masao Kawasaki, Toru Yasunaga and Koichiro Harada.
Haruko had finished her studying at the Goldsmiths College, University of London received MMus Masters in Music specialised in New Music. (studied with Darragh Morgan) and received the Distinction PGDip with DipRAM(for an outstanding final recital)from the Royal Academy of Music in June 2005.
Haruko Motohashi's Qualifications
BMus: Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music 2002
PGDip DipRAM: Royal Academy of Music, London 2005
MMus: Goldsmiths College, University of London 2007
Haruko Motohashi's Expertise
I have been giving private violin lessons nearly five years for all ages (3 years to adult) I also lead the amateur orchestra and sometimes as a gueast leader for other orchestras.