牛草春 - Haru Ushigusa
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牛草春

Haru Ushigusa performs regularly in the UK and Japan as a concert violinist and a chamber musician with a wide range of repertoire. Her latest concert and recital venues include, Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, All Saints Church Orpington, Harmony Tower Bösendorfer in Tokyo, Art Tower Mito, Hitachiota City Palty Hall, Tokai Art Cultural Centre.

 

Haru was selected as a semi-finalist of the Johannes Brahms Competition 2012 and the Sendai International Music Competition 2013. She performed Bartók Violin concerto No.1 Sz.36 and Mozart Violin Concerto No.2 in D major K.211 at Sendai Youth Cultural Centre with the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra under the button of Pascal Verrot.

 

Haru was born in Japan. She graduated from the Toho Gakuen Music High School. In 2006, Haru made her professional concert debut at Kioi Hall Tokyo as an honor of highest achiever of Toho Gakuen Music High School. She entered the Royal Academy of Music in 2008 and given many academic prizes including entrance scholarship, the James Wright Award, and Foundation Award. She graduated from the Royal Academy of music in 2013 with the highest distinction. She learned violin with Tomotada Soh and previously with Jyunko Isono at Toho Gakuen Music High School. Haru also studied viola with James Sleigh at the Royal Academy of Music. During her studies at RAM she was supported by the Rohm Music Foundation for 4 years. Haru has given masterclass opportunities with Maxim Vengerov, Tomas Brandis and Koichirou Harada.

 

Haru also enjoys the performance as a chamber musician. She founded the Dulcinea Quartet 2008 and regularly performs in and around London. In 2016, the quartet was given a place for the Junior Fellowship at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The quartet will be on their 3rd Japan Tour from September 2016. The concert venues include Tokyo, Yokohama, Shiga, Ibaraki and Aomori.

牛草 春 ヴァイオリニスト

桐朋女子高等学校音楽科卒業後同大学音楽学部入学。2007年9月より渡英。財団法 人ロームミュージックファンデーションより4年間の奨学金を得て英国王立音楽院 学士課程、同大学院修士課程を修了。ジェイムス・ライト賞、最高位ディプロマを 受賞。在学中にドルシネア弦楽四重奏団を結成、2014年より英国人メンバーと共 に日本公演を主催し青森、宮城、茨城、東京、滋賀の各地で公演を果たす。英国ト リニティ・ ラバン・コンサヴァトワールの特別研究員に抜擢されセイント・ジェー ムス宮殿にて王室プリンス・エドワード王子の前で演奏。文部科学省国立大学機能 強化事業「国際共同プロジェクト」にて東京藝術大学との共同コンサートに出演。 2015年第40回茨城新人演奏会にて新人賞と聴衆賞を受賞。これまでに仙台フィル ハーモニー管弦楽団、英国オーピントン交響楽団と共演。最近では英国聖セイント 教会にてベートーヴェンのヴァイオリン協奏曲、聖ジェームスピカデリー教会にて ヴァイオリン独奏によるコンサートを行う。これまでに平林朋子氏、磯野順子氏、 宗倫匡氏、ジェイムス・レイ氏各師に師事。現在ソロおよび室内楽奏者として日本 と英国を行き来し演奏活動する中、後進の指導にも力を入れている。

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