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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

Honorary Patrons:
Kazue Yanagida, Aisa Ijiri, Jeff Manookian, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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Artist Info :: Daichi Yoshimura

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Daichi Yoshimura

Born in Japan and raised in England, 21-year-old violist Daichi Yoshimura is in his third year of his Bachelor of Music degree at London’s Royal Academy of Music tutored by Juan-Miguel Hernandez, ex-violist in the legendary Fine Arts Quartet. Daichi has performed many solo recitals in England including at the Royal Albert Hall and Colston Hall. He has played in several masterclasses with the likes of Dimitri Murrath, Hartmut Rohde and Garth Knox. He was principal viola in the Academy Symphony Orchestra on numerous occasions and has played the Mozart Oboe Quartet with members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Japanese Embassy. Prizes include the Mica Comberti Bach prize, Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition.

His string quartet at the RAM was awarded the coveted Davey-Posnanski scheme, enabling coaching from violin professor Richard Ireland. Masterclass’ included playing to the likes of Christoph Richter, Rafael Todes and Miguel Da Silva. Recent chamber music prizes include 2nd place for the Harold Craxton and Wolf Wolfenstein prize. He has performed solo and chamber recitals in Norway, Switzerland, France, America, Mexico and Canada.

Daichi is currently playing on a viola made by Helen Michestschläger, a distinguished viola maker based in Sale.