Tetsuumi Negato (violin/viola)


Tetsuumi Nagata was born in Canada and began studying the violin at the age of five with Marlin Wolfe. In 2000, he gained a place at The Yehudi Menuhin School where he studied with Hu Kun and Maciej Rakowski. He is now currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with David Takeno and is a recipient of a Martin Musical Scholarship Award. He has performed alongside the late Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexander Rudin, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and Andras Schiff. Tetsuumi has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Menuhin Hall, The Sage Gateshead and St. John’s Smith Square as well as in France, Greece, Switzerland and Canada. He has taken part in festivals such as the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Paxos Music Festival, the Genius of the Violin Festival in London, RNCM Schumann/Brahms Fest in Manchester, Northern Chords Festival in Newcastle, Chacombe Festival, Soundwaves Festival in Brighton. He has taken part in masterclasses with David Alberman, Paul Katz, Dora Schwartzberg, Zvi Zeitlin and members of the Belcea, Takacs, Endellion and Wihan Quartets. Tetsuumi has performed with the Vancouver Island Symphony and has recorded Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with them, which has been broadcast on CBC National Radio. In the UK, he has performed with the Guildford Symphony and Polesden Lacey Festival Orchestras.


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