Hikaru Matsukawa is one of the most promising international violinists in our generation recognized with the preeminent virtuosity and the uniquely refined musicianship.
Born in Osaka (Japan) in 1992, began musical education at the age of 4. After many years of guidance by Chihiro Kudo, then-leader of the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Matsukawa completed his studies with Simon Fischer at Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London where he acquired Master’s Degree with Distinction.
His first international media appearance was at the WXQR Radio of New York during the McGraw Hill Young Artist Showcase in 2009.
Ever since, Matsukawa has performed world-wide with renowned artists such as Shlomo Mintz, a violin virtuoso & conductor, the Silesian Chamber Orchestra (Poland), the Danube Symphony Orchestra (Hungary), the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra, the Cambridge Graduate Orchestra (UK) etc, during which he was the concertmaster of the Accademia Teatro alla Scala Orchestra in Milan till 2018.
The most significant awards Matsukawa has received are the Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Award, the 2nd prizes of the Romania International Music Competition in Tokyo and the Munetsugu Angel Violin Competition, the Special Prize at the 2nd Concerto Masterclass & Competition in Budapest. Matsukawa was the overall winner of the Concorso Giovanni Internazionale Musicisti “Luigi Zanuccoli” (Italy).