“with her nearly viola-like warm and mellow sound, the violinist transfigured the agitation between genius and madness in Robert Schumanns Violin concerto into touching beauty.”
“Her runs and figures are first and foremost musical expressions: uneasy moods, probing
questions, energetic arcs to effortless bliss.”

“…die Geigerin verklärte das Vexieren zwischen Genie und Wahnsinn in Robert Schumanns Konzert für Violine und Orchester mit fast Bratschenähnlich warm und weich timbriertem Klang zu anrührender Schönheit”
“Ihre Läufe und Spielfiguren sind in erster Linie musikalischer Ausdruck: mulmige Stimmungen, bohrende Fragen, energetische Bahnen zu schwereloser Seligkeit.”

-Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Deutsch 日本語

Mayumi Kanagawa is a Japanese-American violinist currently studying at the Hochschule für Musik “hanns eisler” Berlin with Kolja Blacher. Recipient of the second prize and prize for best concerto at the 2018 Long-Thibaud Crespin competition in Paris, she is also the first prize winner of the 2016 Princess Astrid Competition in Trondheim, 2013 Jascha Heifetz Competition in Vilnius, and the 2011 Irving M. Klein Competition in San Francisco, Mayumi has soloed with many orchestras including the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra, Mariinsky Orchestra, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Lithuanian National Symphony, among others. Upcoming concerts include her debut with the Belgian National Symphony and Hugh Wolff, as well as a return to the Lithuanian National Orchestra.

Mayumi has a unique talent for communicating her love and joy of music making, in varied repertoire and venues. She is described as an open and virtuosic musician with a rare effortlessness in her playing, where the audience leaves the concert hall energized and inspired.

Chamber music and outreach programs have brought Mayumi to the Trans-Siberian festival, Verbier festival, Chanel Pygmalion chamber music series in Japan, and TONALi tours throughout Germany.

Mayumi’s former teachers include Yoshiko Nakura, Masao Kawasaki in the Juilliard Pre-College division, and Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School.

Mayumi performs on a Petrus Guarnerius (Mantua, late 17th century) violin, on generous loan from the Deutsche Musikinstrumentenfond of the Deutsch Stiftung Musikleben.



photo © Francisca Blaauboer



Saturday, December 29 (Wiesbaden, Germany)
Kurhaus, Friedrich-von-Thiersch Saal
Beethoven Concerto
Hugh Wolff, Orchestre National de Belgique

Thursday, December 6 (Hamburg, Germany)
Tonali Saal
Giuseppe Guarrera, piano

Sunday, November 25 (Berlin, Germany)
Orania Berlin
Schubert Octett
Shin Sihan, Billy Murray, Aram Yagubyan, Gabriel Takeno, Efe Sivritepe, Bufe Mufatal, Jelmer de Moed

Thursday, November 15 (Kamen, Germany)
duo recital with works by Haydn, Kodaly
Konstantin Bruns, cello

Sunday, October 7 (Berlin, Germany)
private recital with works by Bach, Ernst, Beethoven, Schumann, Prokofiev
Junho Yang, piano

Saturday, October 6  (Berlin, Germany)
Kammermusiksaal, Philharmonie
Bruch Scottish Fantasy
Stanley Dodds, Sinfonie Orchester Berlin

Sunday, September 30 (Buch, Germany)
Feste-Scheune Künstlerhof
Schubert and Boccherini string quintets
members of the Bürgersinfonie

Saturday, August 25 (Bad Zwesten, Germany)
recital with works by Beethoven, Ysaye, Prokofiev
Zhora Sargsyan, piano

Sunday, August 12 (Berlin, Germany)
private recital with works by Mozart, Ysaye, Prokofiev, Beethoven
Junho Yang, piano

July 2-13
Podium Matadepera
chamber music festival

Thursday, June 21 (Berlin, Germany)
Master’s Degree Graduation Recital
Hochschule für Musik “hanns eisler”

Sunday, June 17 (Berlin, Germany)
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Wednesday, June 6 (Tokyo, Japan)
Ginza Chanel Pygmalion Days
Prokofiev duo, Dvorak sextett

Sunday, June 3 (Tokyo, Japan)
Sumida Triphony Hall
Brahms Violin Concerto
Yuri Nitta, Sony Philharmonic

Sunday, March 18 (Gießen, Germany)
Universität Gießen
Bruch Violin Concerto
Hamed Garschi, Junges Sinfonieorchester Wetzlar

Saturday, March 17 (Wetzlar, Germany)
Stadthalle Wetzlar
Bruch Violin Concerto
Hamed Garschi, Junges Sinfonieorchester Wetzlar

Sunday, February 11 (Bergen, Norway)
Edvard Grieg Museum
Recital with works by Beethoven, Paganini, Franck
Giuseppe Guarrera, piano

Thursday, February 8 (Trondheim, Norway)
Britten Violin Concerto
Eivind Aadland, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra

Friday, February 2 (Berlin)
Tokyo Global Service GmbH (Sarrazinstrasse 19)
Recital with works by Beethoven, Paganini, Franck
Giuseppe Guarrera, Piano


“Daisies” by Emil Nolde


Tonalisten Agency
Hanni Liang

in Japan:
Pacific Concert Management, Inc.
Hiromi Tanaka
+81 3 3552 3831


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photo by Francisca Blaauboer