Violinist who won the International Tchaikovsky Competition when she was eighteen and who played with a wide variety of orchestras.
She received second place in the Elizabeth II Music Competition the year before she won the International Tchaikovsky Competition.
She favored playing a 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius owned by the Nippon Music Foundation.
She was born in Japan but attended school in New York and in Berlin, including the Toho Gakuen School of Music, the Juilliard School of Music, and the Universität der Künste Berlin.
She was a classical violinist who was decorated with many awards, like Hilary Hahn.