Praised by the Boston Globe for her “silky tone,” violinist Hikaru Yonezaki is passionately committed to connecting to the world around her, having already been heard in Europe and South America, as well as the United States and Canada.
A special part of her latest tour included bringing music to less fortunate communities. As part of her commitment to community, she worked with younger musicians to encourage their love for music in South America and arranged short programs for nursing facilities in Asia.
Her most recent international appearance was as a selected Young Artist at the Rome Chamber Music Festival in Italy, where she gave concerts at the Palazzo Barberini. She has spent several summers in Austria as a student of Michael Frischenschlager, where she has had the pleasure of collaborating with pianists Veronika Kopjova and Aki Maeda. She has performed for many galas, including tnhe Fritz Kreisler Gala in Vienna and the Boston Philharmonic Rising Stars Gala.
At the age of 15, Hikaru served as the youngest concertmistress in the 48-year history of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra at New England Conservatory Preparatory School, participating in a tour of Europe that ended with Mahler’s Symphony no. 9 in Vienna’s legendary Musikverein. Following the completion of her bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School, she is pursuing her master’s degree with Masao Kawasaki. She has performed in masterclasses for Pamela Frank and Frans Helmerson while at Juilliard, where she is also a member of the orchestra. Carrying a deep admiration for collaboration, she has a strong affinity to double concertos and chamber music works.