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Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op.64
Ⅰ Allegro molto appassionato
Ⅲ Allegretto non troppo - Allegro molto vivace
from Violin Partita No.2 in D Minor,
SUMIRE HIROTSURU, Violin & Conductor
DER RING TOKYO ORCHESTRA 1-3
Recording: Tokorozawa Civic Cultural Centre MUSE, ARK Hall (Main Hall) Saitama Pref. 3 & 4 September 2021
Mendelssohn=Live Recording, J.S.Bach=Sessionn Redording
Born in Oita, Japan, New York/Tokyo-based violinist Sumire Hirotsuru has multifaceted interests in music, education, and media. She has performed as a soloist at major venues in the U.S. and Japan including Carnegie Hall, John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Suntory Hall, and more. She is a founding member of Ansonia Quartet, which has appeared at Alice Tully Hall, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, Museum of Modern Arts in New York (MoMA), and Japanese Ambassador's Residence in Washington D.C. In 2019 she has participated in a tour with The Knights to Ravinia Festival and Tanglewood Festival with renowned violinist Gil Shaham, where they recorded an album that has been nominated to the Grammy Award 2022. As she enjoys different genres of music, she has collaborated with the Video Game Orchestra to record soundtracks including Final Fantasy series and Kingdom Hearts series, with Típica Messiez to perform Argentinian tango, and with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble for cultural collaborations.
Sumire is a co-founder of Summer in JAPAN, an annual education program for Japanese schoolchildren since 2013 in Oita, Japan. As a published author, Sumire often gives lectures and contributes articles in Japan based on her best-seller books on self-management; she has published three books, from KADOKAWA publishing and Diamond Inc. Her unique lecture concert series, combining a business seminar and a violin recital, has been featured on several TV shows. She is also a regular commentator of the Morning Show on TV Asahi.
She earned a B.A. from Harvard University with the David McCord Prize in 2016, and a M.M. from The Juilliard School in 2018 with the William Schuman Prize. She serves as the Guest Lecturer at Seikei University and Akita International University. More info at sumirehirotsuru.com
Der Ring Tokyo Orchestra