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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

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

Japan Representative:
Kazue Yanagida

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Artist Info :: Ryoko Harada

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Ryoko Harada

Ryoko Harada was born in Tokyo and started her musical studies with the piano at the age of three and violin at the age of four under the teachings of Kaoru Yamada and Kyoko Suzuki. She attended the Toho Gakuen Junior Academy and the Toho Music High School for six years before she entered the Toho Gakuen School of Music in 2003, where she studied with Professor Tomoko Kato. She has also participated in masterclasses with Masao Kawasaki, Werner Hink, Daniel Gaede, Paul Roczek, Miwako Watanabe, Sadao Harada and Tokyo String Qurtet at summer festivals worldwide. Ryoko has been awarded with many prizes such as the gold prize of the International Music and Art Festival in Asia in 2005 and the first prize of the AJAA Music Society Violin Competition in 2007. She is a keen chamber musician, held many recitals in England, Spain and Japan. She has performed at the Wigmore Hall, St. James Piccadilly and Bristol Cathedral, as the Moana Trio, Bells String Quartet, London Chamber Players. She is a member of the renowned Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku Orchestra and the Saito Kinen Chamber Music Study Group for Young People since 2006.

Ryoko was a recipient of a scholarship from Rohm Music Foundation in Japan (2007–2010) and the Elizabeth Willmore Scholarship and Belmore Woodgate Scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Professor Tomotada Soh and graduated with DipRAM. She has also learnt at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Professor Detlef Hahn and received Distinction for her Masters degree. Since September 2011, she has been a member of Hyogo Performing Arts Center Orchestra (as a Vorspieler) in Japan.