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Chisa Kitagawa



Chisa Kitagawa won the top prizes of many violin competitions worldwide among the 5th Beethoven International Violin Competition in Vienna in 2012, the 3rd Euroasia International Competition in Tokyo in 2013,the 5th International Solo Violin Competition in Cremona in 2014,  the 1st International Nałęczów & Violin Competition in Poland, the Singapore Violin Festival Competition 2016 and of numerous significant Japanese violin contests.  Most recently, she was awarded the Grand Prize of the 25th ABC Audition for New Artists' Concert in Japan and she has also been featured on TV and radio and newspapers and other boadcasts. Kitagawa commenced her violin studies with Yasuhiro Aoyama in Gifu and now she is at the Tokyo National University of the Arts under the tutelage of Takashi Shimizu. As a soloist, she has collaborated, among others, with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, and Japan Century Orchestra, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Viennese Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Haydn Chamber Orchestra.


First Round

J.S. BACH: Grave and Fuga from the Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV1003
N. PAGANINI: Caprice No. 3 and 11
F. KREISLER: Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice, Op. 6


L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 12/2
I. STRAVINSKY: Divertimento
H. WIENIAWSKI: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 15


W.A. MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K218

Grand Final

J. SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47