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Kikuei Ikeda
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Biography 2007
KIKUEI IKEDA, violinist, was born in Yokosuka and studied violin at the Toho Academy of Music with Saburo Sumi and Josef Gingold and chamber music with Hideo Saito. While still living in Japan, he performed as soloist with the Yomiuri Symphony and the Tokyo Metropolitan and Tokyo Symphony orchestras and toured Europe as concertmaster of the Toho String Orchestra. Mr. Ikeda came to the United States in 1971. He studied with Dorothy DeLay and members of the Juilliard String Quartet at The Juilliard School of Music, where he was a scholarship student. Mr. Ikeda was a prizewinner in the Mainichi, NHK and Haken competitions in Japan, the Washington International Competition for Strings in Washington, D.C., and the Vienna da Motta in Portugal. He has played the Mozart Violin Concerto with the Aspen Chamber Orchestra, given many recitals in Italy, New York and Tokyo, and has performed chamber music with numerous ensembles.

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