Festival Artist


Hisaichi Shimura, violinist, was born in Japan and began violin studies at the age of 6. In 1992 after participating in a master class with Lewis Kaplan in Japan, he was inspired to move to the United States to study with Mr. Kaplan. He received his B.M. and M.M. degrees from the Mannes College of Music and appeared as soloist with the Mannes Orchestra as a winner of the concerto competition 1995. His festival credits include Tanglewood, PMF, Salzburg, Bowdoin and the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival, where he studied with Dr. Dale Stuckenbruck. His New York recital debut was at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 1996 as an Artists International Competition winner. Currently he is presenting solo recitals and performing chamber music in the United States, South America and Japan. He is a member of orchestras such as the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, as a principal second violin, New York Virtuosi Chamber Symphony and Solistas Mexico Japon, founded by Yuriko Kuronuma in Mexico. He is a member of the faculty at Newark School of the Arts, The Waldorf School of Garden city and Greenwich House Music School in NYC, and was teaching assistant to Lewis Kaplan at the Juilliard School of Music’s Pre-college Division.