Minami Yoshida

Minami Yoshida is one of the most promising young violinists in Japan. She is a prize-winner in the Sibelius International Violin Competition (2015), the Concours musical international de Montréal (2016), and received the 3rd Arion-Toho Music Award (2015), the 7th Tokiko Iwatani Award Foundation for Youth (2016), and the Salon de Virtuosi Career Grant Award (2019).

At the age of twelve, Yoshida debuted with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and has continued to be featured with orchestras including the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, and the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra.

As an active as recitalist and chamber musician, Yoshida has performed in Boston, Chicago, New York, Kronberg, Singapore, Pyeongchang, Taiwan, Tokyo, Osaka, and Kyoto. She is a member of the Nico Quartet.

Born in Nara, a traditional ancient city, Yoshida began violin at the age of 5. After graduating from Toho Gakuen Music High School, she received a Soloist Diploma from Toho Gakuen College of Music as an honor student. She is currently studying at the New England Conservatory of Music with a Dean’s scholarship and in the Tokyo College of Music’s Artist Diploma Program as an Honorary Scholarship student.
Yoshida has studied with Miriam Fried, Koichiro Harada, and Kyoko Takezawa, and received scholarships from the Tan Family Education Foundation and Ezoe Memorial Recruit Foundation.
Minami is currently performing on the “Booth” Stradivarius 1716, on generous loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.