Airi Suzuki



Airi Suzuki in 2012.

Airi Suzuki was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1989. She began to play the violin at the age of four. In October 2006, at the age of 17, she won the 2nd Prize at the 13th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznan, Poland. Among other prestigious awards, she won the highest prize at Japan Classic Music Competition in 2000, and the first prize at All-Japan Student Music Competition in 2003. In September 2010, she was awarded Special Prize at the Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition, and became a prize-winner of the Hannover International Violin Competition in 2012.

She made her orchestra debut playing with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Naoto Otomo at Suntory Hall in 2004. In 2005, as the best young violinist talent in Japan, she performed her first recital "Fresh Artist from Yokosuka" in Yokosuka Bayside Pocket sponsored by Yokosuka Art Culture Foundation. In the spring of 2006, as young soloist talent, she was selected to play with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra. In the 2007 season, she performed violin concertos with a number of famous Japanese philharmonic orchestras and gave recitals in the Tokyo area. She also made an extensive concert tour of Poland, during which she played Mendelssohn and Shostakovich violin concertos with various Polish orchestras, as well as performed a recital in Poznan as 2nd prize winner of the Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition. In the 2008 spring season, she played Shostakovich violin concerto No. 1 with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra as part of the 37th edition of “Excellent Music” series. Her violin play is highly appreciated by a number of famous music critics.

She has performed with many orchestras including the NDR Radiophilharmonie, Poznan Philharmonic, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, Ensemble Kanazawa, Hiroshima Philharmonic, Sapporo Symphony Orchestra and Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra.

Top graduate of Toho High School of Music in 2008, she entered TOHO Gakuen College Music Department. Aged 10, she studied with Koichiro Harada; currently she is a student of Krzysztof Węgrzyn at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hannover (Hanover University for Music and Drama).

She plays G. B. Guadagnini 1748 violin on loan from NPO Yellow Angell in Japan.


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Airi Suzuki at 13th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in 2006.
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Program performed by Airi Suzuki at 13th International Wieniawski Violin Competition (2006):


Stage 1:

Airi Suzuki (Japan) - Henryk Wieniawski - Capriccio Op. 10 No. 5 Alla Saltarella.mp3 1.92 MB


Stage 3:

Airi Suzuki (Japan) - Henryk Wieniawski - Polonaise in A major Op. 21 - Eriko Kawachi (piano).mp3 8.95 MB


Stage 4:

Airi Suzuki (Japan) - Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99, I. Nocturne - Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski.mp3 10.79 MB

Airi Suzuki (Japan) - Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99, II. Scherzo - Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski.mp3 6.18 MB

Airi Suzuki (Japan) - Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99, III. Passacaglia - Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski.mp3 12.37 MB

Airi Suzuki (Japan) - Dmitri Shostakovich - Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor Op. 99, IV. Burlesque - Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tadeusz Wojciechowski.mp3 4.9 MB