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Keiko Urushihara
(Teaching Languages : Japanese, English)
Keiko Urushihara began to make her mark in the music world while still attending the high school attached to the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music.
In 1981, she took first place at the 8th Wieniawski International Concours - the youngest performer and the first Japanese to win this prize and six other prizes there as well.

In 1982, she entered the University and actively began her career as a violinist. Her activities since then include musical tours of Poland and Germany, guest TV appearances, and performances at prestigious music festivals such as "Prague Spring".

She also was selected as one of the soloists for the 1991 tour of Europe by the Japan Philharmonic, and in 1996 performed with the Osaka Century Orchestra on their Asian tour as well.

Keiko Urushihara has performed under the baton of Vladimir Spivakov, Ervin Lukacs, Jiri Belahovek, Ferdinand Leitner and H. Schiff, among others, and played with such orchestras as the State Chamber Orchestra Virtuosi di Moscow, the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra, the Slovak Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, the Warsaw National Philharmonic and St Petersburg Philhamonic Orchestra.

Over the years, Keiko Urushihara has released a large number of CDs, and she presently spends some of her time teaching at both the Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music and the National University of the Arts.
Her consistently high level of performance has gained her a great following. She enjoys the trust and admiration of not only her fans and students but also conductors, other performers both at home and abroad.

Keiko Urushihara begann ihre musikalische Karriere an der High School, welche an die "Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music" angeschlossen ist.
1981 erhielt sie den ersten Preis beim 8. Wieniawski International Concours als jüngste Künstlerin und erste Japanerin, die diesen Preis jemals gewonnen hat. 1982 begann sie in Tokio zu studieren. Sie konzertierte in Polen und Deutschland, war Gast im Fernsehen und spielte auf weithin bekannten Musikfestivals wie dem Prager Frühling.

Keiko Urushihara wurde 1991 als Solistin für die Europatour der Japan Philharmonic ausgewählt und schon fünf Jahre später trat sie gemeinsam mit dem Osaka Century Orchestra während dessen Asientour auf. Sie spielte unter der Leitung zahlreicher berühmter Dirigenten wie Vladimir Spivakov, Ervin Lukacs, Jiri Belahovek und Ferdinand Leitner und konzertierte mit Orchestern wie den Staatlichen Kammervirtuosen Moskau, dem Ungarischen Nationalorchester, der Slovakischen Philharmonie, den Wiener Symphonikern, der Warschauer National-Philharmonie und dem St. Petersburger Philhamonischen Orchester.

Derzeit lehrt Keiko Urushihara sowohl an der Tokyo University of Fine Arts and Music als auch an der National University of the Arts.