Yuya Okamoto



He won Second Prize
awarded by the Belgian Science Policy - Eugène Ysaÿe Prize
Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium 2017

Born in Tokyo 1994.

Yuya Okamoto received his first cello lessons at the age of six.

In 2008 he won the Prize “Diploma of Merit” at the Gasper Cassado International Cello Competition in Hachioji (Tokyo).

He participated in Saito Kinen Chamber Music Study Group and Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku.

From 2010 to 2013 he attended the Music High school attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts and studied under Prof. N. Yamazaki. Since 2013 he has been studying at Hochschule für Musik und Theater München under Prof. Wen-Sinn Yang. Also he took part in masterclasses and lessons of Prof. W. Boettcher, Prof. M. Perenyi, Prof. G. Rivinius, Prof. N. Gutman, Prof. J-P Maintz, Prof. A. Meneses, Prof. T. Tsutsumi and Prof. H. Suzuki.

In 2011 he won first prize, Masuzawa-, Kuroyanagi-, Tokunaga-, Iwatani- (Audience-) prizes at the 80th Japan Music Competition.

As a soloist, he has performed with the following orchestras: Ensemble of Tokyo, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Yomiuri Nippon Symhony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Bad Reichenhaller Philharmonie among others.

In 2015 he received the Shin-nittetsu Sumikin Music Prize. He is Ezoe Memorial Foundation 42nd scholarships and Rohm Music Foundation Scholarships year 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.


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