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Mayumi Ohira

Concertmaster of the

Sapporo Symphony Orchestra


Born in Sendai Japan, Mayumi Ohira graduated from the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo Universitu of the Arts. Three months after entering the University, she was invited to attend  San Francisco Conservatory of Music with full scholarship. She won first prize in the Coleman National Chamber Music Competition, and the Silverstein award, which is given to the best violinist at the Tanglewood Music Festival. Being a facnlty member at Stanford University and at San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mayumi became the founding member of the Philadelphia String Quartet, formally known as the Stanford String Quartet. Her orchestra experiences include being a concertmaster of the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra, associate concertmaster of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, principal second violinist of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Currently, She has been the concertmaster of the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra since 1998.  Mayumi also plays many solo concerts actively throughout Japan.  In 2014, she published her first book, ” I will keep playing till the age of 100! ”


Mayumi Ohira


Violinist Mayumi Ohira Official Site

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