Cello YAMAZAKI Nobuko


Nobuko Yamazaki was born in Hiroshima and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, where she studied under Hideo Saito, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Kenichiro Yasuda and Mari Fujiwara. While still a student, she was awarded the first prizes of both the first Min-on Chamber Music Competition and the Cello Section of the 44th Japan Music competition. After having graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music, she furthered her studies with Pierre Fournier in Geneva for two years on an Overseas Scholarship funded by the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs.
Upon her return to Japan, Ms Yamazaki embarked on a highly successful career, giving many recitals and chamber music performances. Besides regular engagements with every leading orchestra in Japan, she has been invited by renowned European orchestras such as the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra and played with the English Chamber Orchestra in the prestigious opening series for Suntory Hall.
A dedicated chamber musician, Ms Yamazaki is a member of the Saitama Arts Quartet, which is currently performing a cycle of the complete Beethoven String Quartets. She is Professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.