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Shuichi Okada

Shuichi Okada

Born in Bordeaux in 1995, Shuichi studied at the CNSM in Paris with Roland Daugareil, then in Berlin at the Barenboim Akademie with Mihaela Martin, and is currently pursuing his studies at the Queen Elisabeth Chapel in Augustin Dumay's class. Winner of competitions (Postacchini, Lipizer, Mirecourt, Ginette Neveu, Kreisler, Markneukirchen), he was awarded the "Prince of Hessen" prize at the Kronberg Academy in 2015. He has played with numerous orchestras including Avignon, Weimar, Nancy, Baden-Baden, Toulon, Bayonne, Pasdeloup, Bienne and Normandy, and at the same time pursues a career as a chamber musician, where he is a regular guest at festivals such as La Roque d'Anthéron, les folles journées de Nantes and Tokyo, Mr Haydn's holidays, Jeunes Talents, Deauville, La Baule, Radio France, Ozawa, Giverny, Palazetto Bru Zane in Venice, la Vézère, Villa Musica... He has performed with such renowned artists as Jérôme Pernoo, Jérôme Ducros, Lise Berthaud, Gérard Caussé, François Salque, Gary Hoffman, Raphael Pidoux, Jean-Marx Philipps, Antoine Tamestit, Claire Desert, Itamar Golan, Miguel Da Silva, Pierre Foucheneret and Philippe Jaroussky, to name but a few.  He has played in some of Europe's finest concert halls, including Salle Pleyel, the Cité de la Musique, Salle Boulez at the Philharmonie de Paris, the Konzerthaus in Vienna, the Fondation Louis Vuitton, Bozar in Brussels, Victoria Hall in Geneva and the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. Shuichi is in residence at the Fondation Polignac, with the Arnold Trio.

His discography includes sonatas by Brahms and Schumann (Mirare), quintets and sextets by Brahms (B-record), octets by Schubert and Merlin (alpha), a disc of French melodies with Véronique Gens and the Igiardini ensemble (alpha), awarded a choc classica, a diapason d'or, and nominated at the Victoires de la Musique Classique, Beethoven's string trio (Mirare), awarded a diapason d'or.

He is supported by the Safran Foundation, l'Or du Rhin and Banque Populaire. He plays on a magnificent 1710 violin by Carlos Tononi, generously loaned by the Belgian royal family and the Queen Elisabeth Chapel.

Languages spoken: French, Japanese

Photo credit: Caroline Doutre

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