Mokoko – violin teacher
Momoko is a graduate from the Royal Academy of Music in London with a first class honour, where she studied with Rodney Friend MBE. She began playing the violin at the age of three, and won a gold medal in the Kyoto Violin Competition For Children at the age of five. She appeared as a soloist with orchestras such as London Mozart Players and Royal Holloway Symphony Orchestra, as well as on BBC Radio 3 where her performance of Ysaye Solo Sonata No.6 was broadcasted. She has performed in more than ten countries, including a solo performance in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Momoko has participated in masterclasses with Boris Kuschnir, Viktor Tretyakov, Erich Höbarth, Henning Kraggerud, Ulf Hoelscher, Tasmin Little and many others.
Mokoko is a recipient of many music awards such as 1st prize in the International Music Competition Premio Cittá di Padova in 2018, ‘Outstanding Musician Award’,
’WIENIAWSKI Special Mention’ and ‘GRACE M. SUSINO Memorial Award’ in IBLA Grand Prize in 2017, 1st prize in the Farnham Competitive Music Festival in 2015, and ‘Excellent Award’ in the 14th Kansai String Competition in 2012 in Japan.