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Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio*, the gold medalist of the 2007 International Tchaikovsky Competition, is widely praised for her luxurious silken tone, long expressive phrasing and virtuoso techniques. The New York Times has called Ms. Kamio an "exciting young musician" and "a radiant talent." Ms. Kamio made her concerto debut in Tokyo at the age of ten under the baton of Charles Dutoit, in a concert broadcast on NHK television. Since then, she has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart, the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich with Mstislav Rostropovich, and the Israel Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta. Engagements for the 2017-18 season feature a return to Symphony Silicon Valley, performances with the Missoula Symphony Orchestra, the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra, and at the Brevard Music Festival.

*[pronounced My-YOU-ko KA-me-o]

Posted: Feb-26-2019
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"The Violin Channel member Tina Lee, from China was keen to know: ‘What is the best way to recover when you mess up on stage?’"

Posted: Nov-30-2016
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Mayuko Kamio performs sonatas by Franck, Brahms and Strauss on this 2012 Sony release.

Posted: Nov-14-2012
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Japanese violinist Mayuko Kamio started up Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto with a quiet, delicate opening, supported by rich horns (I dare say this section might be better than Oregon Symphony’s). The second movement, another lovely oboe solo answered by sweet cellos and a high clean violin section. Kamio’s line turns tragic, light and bittersweet, a vigorous vibrato, molto schmaltzando, as muted trumpets echo mysteriously in the distance. As the last movement’s virtuosic perpetuo moto got underway Kamio began to really pick up steam, full orchestra punctuating her hoedown grooving, Florian Conzetti bending way over his timpani to play a quick snare drum flourish, Brotons’s legs braced wide for the big ending, a hop and a sting and it was over.

 

— Oregon Artswatch
Posted: Oct-19-2018
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Posted: Feb-19-2019