|HIROSHIMA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA|
|Music Director||Tatsuya Shimono||Principal guest conductor||Christian Arming|
|Honorary Founding Conductor||Kazuyoshi AKIYAMA||Music Partner||Volkhard Steude|
|Honorary Founding Conductor||Kazukiyo Inoue||Honorary Music Director||Akeo Watanabe|
|Conposer in Residence||Toshio Hosokawa|
|Honorary Founding Conductor||Martha Argerich|
|Concertmaster||Rumi Kurakawa||Principle Guest Concert master||Ryo Mikami|
Born in 1986 in Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture, Rumi Kurakawa graduated from the Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts, and from the said university. In 2009, when she was enrolled in the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts, she joined the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Concertmaster. In 2011, she performed on NHK-FM’s “Meikyoku Recital,” and she participated in the Affinis Music Festival 2012. In 2014, she passed the audition held by the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra and took office as Concertmaster at the youngest age in the history of the orchestra.
From September 2018, Kurakawa pursued her studies under Henrik Hochschild, Concertmaster of the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, as a 2018 international trainee of the Affinis Arts Foundation.
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