Yuuko Shiokawa

Violinist, Musical Artist

1946 –


Who is Yuuko Shiokawa?

Yūko Shiokawa is a Japanese violinist, born June 1, 1946.

She was born in Tokyo and started studying violin when she was 5. In 1957, her family emigrated to Peru, where she studied with Eugen Cremer and started to give concerts. In 1963, she began master classes with Wilhelm Stross in Munich, and with Sandor Vegh in Salzburg starting in 1968.

When she was 19, she received the Preis der Deutschen Musikhochschulen and the Mendelssohn Prize.

She began her professional career in 1963, performing with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra under Rafael Kubelík and the Berlin Philharmonic under Herbert von Karajan. Since then, she has played with most of the major orchestras in Europe, the United States, Japan, and Israel.

She has also been active in chamber music and solo recitals, especially with her husband, pianist András Schiff.

She has made numerous recordings, including the Mozart sonatas and the Bach solo sonatas and partitas.

In 1967, Rafael Kubelík allowed her to use his father Jan Kubelík's violin, the Stradivarius "Emperor ex Gillot" made in 1715. She played this instrument until 2000.

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Jun 1, 1946
Also known as
  • Siokava Juko
  • Japan

on July 23, 2013


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