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Born1995
CountryJapan
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2013/2014

Violin
02. May - 07. May 2014

Scholar

Mayu Tomotaki

Mayu Tomotaki, born in 1995 in Japan, has been taught by Prof. Latica Honda-Rosenberg at the Berlin University of the Arts since 2014 and has been studying for a master's degree since 2019. 

She received additional impulses from attending master classes with Ferenc Rados, Zakhar Bron, Midori Goto, Donald Weilerstein, Tanja Becker-Bender, Edward Zienkowski, Christian Altenburger, Nicolas Chumachenco, Ernst Kovacic, Christoph Schickedanz, Michael Frischenschlager and Latica Honda-Rosenberg. With her quartet, she took part in master classes with Günther Pichler, Albrecht Meyer, Hansjörg Schellenberger and Alexander Rudin and gets lessons regularly from Prof. Vineta Sareika (Artemis Quartet) and Ulrich Knörzer (Berlin Philharmonic). In addition, she received a scholarship from the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and took part in the academy's intensive music weeks and activities.

Mayu won several 1st prizes, including the 1st prize at the “25th Queen Sophie Charlotte Competition For Violin” and at the “Odesa International Violin Competition”, both in 2018. In 2017, she won the 3rd Prize at the “Anton Rubinstein International Chamber Music Competition” in Germany with her Vox Quartett and the “Artist-Prize” of the “Akishino Music Hall” in Japan. Mayu was finalist at the “24th Andrea Postacchini Violin Competition” in Italy in 2016 and semi-finalist at the “23th International Johannes Brahms Competition” in Austria in the same year. In 2014, she von the 1st prize in the “23th Violinwettbewerb der Ibolyka-Gyarfas-Stiftung Berlin”. In 2019, Mayu won the 3rd prize at the “Sendai International Music Competition” in Japan and was awarded with her Vox Quartet the 2nd prize at the “Alice Samter Chamber Music Competition”. 

Mayu has been heard on many national and international stages and a guest at various festivals such as the Verbier Festival 2018 and the Zermatt Festival 2019, the Encuentro de Música y Academia de Santander 2016/19 and the Mahler Academy 2015. As a temporary help for the Karajan Academy of the Berlin Philharmonic, she played concerts under the direction of Kirill Petrenko and Peter Eötvös. 

From 2016 to 2017, Mayu was a scholarship holder of the Friends of Young Musicians e. V. Berlin and from 2018 to 2020, she was funded through a program for foreign studies of the Japanese Ministry of Culture. In addition, she has been a scholarship holder of the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben since April 2020. 

As a prize winner of the 28th competition of the German Musical Instrument Fund, Mayu has been playing a violin by Matteo Goffriller, Venice 1715-1720, since February 2020, a fiduciary entry into the fund from a Hanoverian family property. 

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Born1995
CountryJapan
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2013/2014

Violin
02. May - 07. May 2014