Tatsuki Narita

Violin

Biography

Tatsuki Narita was born in 1992. He began his violin studies in Sapporo at the age of three. He joined the HBC Junior Orchestra when he was nine, and that year he traveled overseas with the orchestra for a concert at the Wiener Musikverein. In 2006 he won 1st Prize, as well as the Tsuzugi, Uzuka and Togi Prizes, in the 60th Student Music Concours in Japan (Junior High Division). In 2007, Narita won 1st Prize and the Audience Prize in the 5th Tokyo Music Competition (Strings Division).

In 2008, Narita became a support recipient of the Yamaha Music Foundation. That year he also won the 29th Kirishima International Music Festival Award.
In 2009, he participated in the Maurice Ravel International Music Academy, where he won the Maurice Ravel Academy Prize. His many other awards include the 2nd Prize and E. Nakamichi Prize in the 78th Music Competition of Japan, the Ishikawa Music Academy IMA Encouragement Award, the Hotel Okura Music Award and the Idemitsu Music Award, as well as the Jomo Art and Culture Award and the Dogin Cultural Encouragement Prize.

In 2010, Narita was selected as a scholarship student of the Rohm Music Foundation.
In 2010, he won 2nd Prize in the Concours International Marguerite-Long-Jacques-Thibaud. In 2012, he won 2nd Prize in the Concours Reine Elisabeth en Belgique, and in 2013 he was awarded 2nd Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition.

Tatsuki Narita has performed with many orchestras and conductors, including the Prague Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pietari Inkinen and Petr Altrichter respectively, the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Augustin Dumay, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Rossen Milanov, the Orleans Symphony, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Emmanuel Krivine, the NHK Symphony conducted by Tadaaki Otaka, the Japan Philharmonic led by Kazuki Yamada, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony conducted by Tatsuya Shimono, the Sapporo Symphony led by Shigeo Genda, the Nagoya Philharmonic conducted by Ryusuke Numajiri, the Japan Philharmonic and Tokyo Philharmonic conducted by Toshiaki Umeda, the Tokyo Symphony led by Norichika Iimori, the New Japan Philharmonic conducted by Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, the Gunma Symphony Orchestra conducted by Naoto Otomo, Toshihiko Matsunuma and Wing-sie Yip respectively, the Tokyo Philharmonic conducted by Takashi Ooi, the Osaka Philharmonic conducted by Yosuke Funabashi, the Geneva Chamber Ensemble, and the Tokyo Vivaldi Ensemble.

Narita collaborates frequently with contemporary classical composers. He commissioned the work “CHASM for Violin and Piano” from the contemporary classical composer Kenji Sakai; and at the Suntory Foundation for Arts Summer Festival he performed Sakai’s violin concerto “On a G String,” which earned the Akutagawa Award for Composition.
In November 2011, Narita gave the world premiere of Toshi Ichiyanagi’s composition “Double Concerto for Violin and Cello and Orchestra” (with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi on cello).

Tatsuki Narita has studied with Masako Sawada, Eiko Ichikawa, Hamao Fujiwara, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Svetlin Roussev, Florin Szigeti, and Ayako Tanaka.

His CD releases include Tatsuki Narita Debut - Saint-Saens, Franck, Faure, Paganini (Pf: Théo Fouchenneret).

In August 2018, Narita will be performing with Yeol-Eum Son, Svetlin Roussev and others at the 15th PyeongChang Music Festival & School held in Korea. He is also set to appear at the music festival in Pietrasanta, Italy. He will perform at the Cyprus Music Festival in June 2019.

Tatsuki Narita plays the 1711 “Tartini” from the golden age of Stradivarius, on loan from the Munetsugu Collection. (September 2018)

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