Tomotada Soh


Strings - Violin

International soloist and jury member for international violin competitions.

Past winner of the Japan National Violin Competition and the Geneva International Violin Competition

Tomotada was born in Tokyo where he began studying the violin at the age of six. At sixteen he won the Japan National Violin Competition and two years later the Geneva International Violin Competition. He studied with René Benedetti at the Conservatoire de Paris for one year where he was awarded the first prize. Subsequently he studied with Joseph Szigeti and was his assistant in Switzerland.

He has toured the world playing with the leading conductors and orchestras and at many international festivals including Gstaad with Lord Menuhin, Munich and Salzburg with Martha Argerich. He is a professor in Tokyo and Osaka and regularly gives concerts and masterclasses in Japan. He is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music and currently lives in London.

Tomotada has been a member of the jury of many international violin competitions. He is the chairman of the jury of the Sendai International Violin Competition in Japan.

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