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born in Osaka, Japan | studied with Prof. Koichiro Harada in Tokyo , with Prof. Zakhar Bron in Lübeck, Germany and Prof. György Pauk in Zurich, Switzerland | First Prize in several competitions (Hug-Duttweiler Wettbewerb 2000, 11. Mozart Competition Japan 2003) | 1992, 1994 and 1995 scholarship at Aspen Music Festival (USA) | since 2002 member of Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich, Switzerland | has regularly been giving masterclasses in Japan since 2003 | has been teaching at Hirschmann Masterclasses for Chamber Music with first price winners of the Swiss Youth Music Competition since 2016 | plays the "Kinge George" 1710 by A. Stradivarius, a generous loan of the Stradivari foundation Habisreutinger