Yuki Ito

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Multi-award winning cellist Yuki Ito (28) is one of the most prominent young cellists from Japan, based in London since the age of 15.

He first came to international attention when he won 1st prize at both the International Johannes Brahms Competition in Austria and the Windsor Festival International String Competition in the UK aged 21, and made his major début with the Philharmonia Orchestra at Windsor Castle in 2011. He has since performed with many renowned orchestras and artists as Vladimir Ashkenazy, David Geringas and Julian Lloyd Webber.

Including his NHK worldwide TV broadcast recital to commemorate the 120th birth of legendary author Kenji Miyazawa, whose centennial anniversary soloist was Yo-Yo Ma, and his Wigmore Hall debut recital in 2018, his worldwide recital invitations have taken him to London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall, as well as a private recital personally invited by HRH The Prince Edward, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. He has also given numerous world premieres of works dedicated to him.
He is especially noted for his performance and interpretation of Rachmaninov's works, which have frequently been broadcast on BBC and NHK, with his début album “Rachmaninov Complete Cello Works” receiving critical acclaim internationally, chosen as Recommended Disc by The Strad UK describing “Ito triumphs in Rachmaninov …Sensational recital”.

His 2nd album “The Romantic” on Sony Music label is to be released in 2017.

He studied with Alexander Boyarsky and David Geringas, and graduated from the Royal College of Music in 2015.

YCA Artist / CHANEL Artist / Artistic Director of Knightsbridge Philharmonic Orchestra

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