Eugene Kawai

13, violin, Tokyo, Japan

In 2007 he was admitted to the Toho Gakuen School of Music for Children, where he has been studying until now under Prof. Nozomi Terasawa.

He is laureate of the XIII International Competition of Young Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski (Lublin, Poland, 2015, I prize),  the LXVII Student Music Concours of Japan (Japan, 2013, I prize, the Audience Award and the Music Scholarship).  Since then he has played many recitals and been invited to perform with various orchestras as a soloist. 

Eugene took his first violin lessons at the age of two. Apart from his passion for music, Eugene practices Karate and loves reading books. As a Jr. High student he is most interested in math studies.

Performance program at the 16th International Television Contest for Young Musicians 'The Nutcracker':

Round I

J. S. Bach. Partita № 3 in E-dur Gavotte en Rondeau, (BWV 1006)

H. Wieniawski. Etudes-Caprice, Op. 18, No. 4

Round II

H. Wieniawski. Scherzo-Tarantella, Op. 16

H. Wieniawski. Obertas from Two Characteristic Mazurkas, Op. 19

Round III

M. Bruch. Violin Concerto No. 1 in g-moll, Op. 26, 3rd movement