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MACHIKO SHIMADA
Violin

machiko shimada

Born in Nagoya in 1975, Ms.Machiko Shimada graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with the highest achievement in the class in 1998 and received Ataka prize at the same time.
After her study with Prof.Chikashi Tanaka, Shimada went on her study with Prof.Marco Rizzi at the Hochschule fur Musik Detmold in Germany. Since 1999 she has studied in Europe for 6 years and taken master class by Isaac Stern, Dorothy Delay, Reiner Kussmaul, Herman Krebbers, Zakhar Bron and ,Michael Frischenschlager during that time. In 2005, Ms.Shimada graduated from Hochschule fur Musik Detmold with the highest record of Diplom “Konzert Examen”.

Ms. Shimada was awarded the 1st prize of all Japan student national music competition, the special prize from Japan Federation of Musicians, the 1st prize of Japan Mozart competition, the 2nd prize of Japan national music competition, the special prize of 45th International Violin competition“Premio .N.Paganini”, the 1st prize of DAAD prize competition in Germany, Diploma from The Queen Elisabeth International music competition, 5th prize of the International J.S Bach Competition Violin/Baroqueviolin . 
In 2006, Ms.Shimada received the Aichi Prefectural Arts Encouragement Prize from the government of Aichi prefecture and
In 2009, Received the Nagoya city Arts Prize from the government of Nagoya city in Japan.

She participated in the Aspen music Festival with scholarship. At the Saito Kinen Festival directed by Seiji Ozawa, she performed as a soloist Bach and Mozart concerti. Since 1998, she has been invited to the Saito Kinen Festival for many projects and recording sessions every summer.
In 2000 Ms Shimada participated in the concert tour of “East West Baroque Academy” directed by .Walter von Hauwe in Holland and Japan and performed as a soloist with a baroque instrument in the tour. In 2004 and 2005, Ms Shimada made a concert tour in Chile as a member of Detmold Piano Quartet .

As a popular artist from Nagoya, Ms. Shimada plays a main role in a chamber music project at Shirakawa Hall in Nagoya since 2004 and is responsible for programming for concerts and recordings.

Ms.Shimada has performed as a soloist with many orchestras including the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic, Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Academy Sinfonia(U.K), Detmold Academy Orchestra and Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie(Belgium), Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum(Leipzig).

She has also given solo recitals and chamber music recitals in Munster and Detmold (title “Meister von Morgen”),Berlin,Tervuren (Belgium) and throughout Japan. She devotes her time in many different chamber music projects. Till now she has collaborated with artists such as Menahem Pressler, Nobuko Imai, Frans Helmerson, Michaela Martin, Friedrich W. Schnurr, Wolfgang Tomboeck, tsuyoshi Tsutsumi .

Machiko Shimada is a member of Saito kinen orchestra,Tokyo-spring Festival chamber , and from April 2013 Member of Mito chamber orchestra ,and Solo-concertmaster of Central Aichi symphony orchestra.

she has given the violin " G.B.Guadagnini 1769 " , on loan to her provided by Nonprofit Organization Yellow Angel .

Official web site : www.machikoshimada.com

2015 January