Sumire Hirotsuru

Born in Oita, Japan, violinist Sumire Hirotsuru has multifaceted interests in music, education, and media. This past season, she has appeared at Leipzig Gewandhaus, Pilobolous’ Five Senses Festival, PAX East, Chamber Music Society at Lincoln Center, and WQXR, collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma and Silk Road Ensemble and Bach Collegium Japan, and served as a co-concertmaster of Juilliard Orchestra and as a faculty at Classical Music Institute. She has recorded video game soundtracks including Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts series with Video Game Orchestra As an active writer, she holds a column on Nikkei business newspaper and has contributed to the Juilliard Journal. Every year, she has invited ten Harvard students to her hometown for Summer in JAPAN, an education program for Japanese schoolchildren since 2012. Sumire earned a B.A. from Harvard University in 2016 and a M.M. from The Juilliard School in 2018. She is a recipient of the William Schuman Prize, awarded for outstanding achievement and leadership in Music at Juilliard.

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