Musician, teacher 13 – 23 August 2020
Kimi Makino started playing the violin at the age of 3, and begun viola at 15. She studied at the SOAI University of Music in Osaka with Machie Oguri. After graduation, she switched to the viola and studied at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva with Nobuko Imai and Miguel Da Silva. After that, she continued her studying at the Royal Northern College of Music with Garth Knox.
She has won numerous prizes, including third prize at the Second Tokyo International Viola Competition, and the Kyoto Aoyama Music Award. She has performed as soloist with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra. She participated in various music festivals including Viola Space, Verbier Academy, Lucerne Festival, Takefu International, Open Chamber Music in Prussia cove and Les Estivals de Megève.
She is the member of Quartet Miotsukushi.
Since March 2017, Kimi plays in BBC Philharmonic as Assistant Principal.