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Morikawa, Asako - viol

Period(s) Renaissance, Baroque
Style of ensemble Instrumental, Soloist

Biography

Asako Morikawa was born in Takamatsu, Japan. She started playing viola da gamba when she was 13 years old, but studied violin initially in the Toho Gakuen Music High School in Tokyo. She then continued her studies at the Toho Gakuen School of Music as a student of viola da gamba with Tetsuya Nakano. In 1988 she moved to Holland to further her studies with Wieland Kuijken at the Royal Conservatorium in The Hague where she received her Soloists Diploma in 1993 and then studied baroque violin with Thomas Albert at the Hochschule fur Kunste Bremen. As a baroque violinist she has played with Bremen Baroque Orchestra, Musikalische Campagney and Music Fiata. 


Since 1996 she has lived in London and is in demand as a viola da gamba soloist and continuo player throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia having played with Charivari Agreable, The English Concert, The King's Consort, Ton Koopman and Phantasm. She has taught at Summer courses in Poland, Australia, Japan and Austria. In 2004 she became a member of Fretwork and has since performed worldwide, broadcasting and making recordings.

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Main contact name
Asako Morikawa

Postal address
11 Grove Road, London, N12 9EB

Telephone Number
+44 (0)7904 522617

Email address
tenorviol@me.com

Website address
http://asakomorikawa.jimdo.com/

Other associated sites
http://www.fretwork.co.uk/