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Yuri Uomizu.heic

Yuri Uomizu was born in Tokyo, Japan. From 2000 to 2003 she attended the Geidai College of Fine Arts and Music in Tokyo. After graduating, she began studying with Katsuya Matsubara and Teiko Maebashi, and became a Yamaha Music Foundation scholarship holder with Prof. Roman Nodel at the University of Music and Music Performing Arts Mannheim.

After the concert exam with Prof. Nodel, she took up additional studies in chamber music together with her string quartet, “Tramonto,” with Prof. Susanne Rabenschlag. She also took part in numerous master classes, working with Thomas Brandis, Saschko Gawriloff, Stefan Picard, and the Verdi Quartet.


Numerous prizes and awards have documented Yuri Uomizu's artistic career, including 1st Prize, the Legacy Prize and the Yamaha Prize at the 3rd Legacy Competition in Japan. In the summer of 2008 she became concertmaster of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra under Jun Märkl. From 2010 until her move to the Chicago area, she served as first violin in the Hessian State Orchestra in Wiesbaden, Germany.

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