Violin Concerto E minor
* Conducting Conner*
Cavarelia Rusticana Intermezzo
Pomps and Circumstance No.1
Violinist Tamaki Kawakubo, a formidable artist possessing a masterful technique and a tone that “ranges from velvety soft to gripping drama” has been established to be a veteran of the concert stage.
She has performed with such leading orchestras as the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Rochester Philharmonic, Naples Philharmonic and the Detroit,Houston, Forth Worth, Cincinnati, Toledo,Quebec, Baltimore, New York Chamber, San Francisco, Syracuse, North Carolina, Greensboro, Tucson, San Diego, Tacoma, Spokane,Honolulu and Winnipeg Symphonies.
After a highly successful collaboration with Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony in 2001-02, Miss Kawakubo began her 2002-03 season in the United States with the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas in its opening concerts. She also returned to the El Paso and Colonial (NJ) symphonies and collaborated with Larry Rachieff and Symphony II in Chicago. Other engagements include performances with the Berlin Sinfonie Orchestra under E. Inbal and the MDR Sinfonie Orchestra under Fabio Luisi.
In 2002 , she was awarded Silver Medal at the International Tchaikovsky Competition and the was the first-prize winner of the 2001 Pablo Sarasate International Violin Competition.
She also performed numerous recitals in Spain, Germany, Lithuania, Sweden, Russia and Japan.
In recent years, Tamaki has been performing in Japan having appeared with leading orchestras such as Yomiuri Symphony, Tokyo Symphony, Kanazawa Ensemble amongst others.