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Haruko Motohashi


photo credit: Shigeto Imura

First Prize winner of the 2004 YBP International Music Competition and 

2000 Wakayama Music Competition in Japan, the violinist Haruko Motohashi has been promoted by the International Artists Association of Japan to perform concerts and recitals in Tokyo Opera City Recital Hall, Sumida Triphony Hall, as well as Suntory Hall. 


Haruko completed her studying in October 2012, and received the MSc, Masters of Science in Performance Science from the Royal College of Music, London. She also received another Masters Degree (MMus Masters of Music, specialising in New Music) from the Goldsmiths College, University of London in November 2007, and the Postgraduate Diploma with Distinction DipRAM (for an outstanding final recital) from the Royal Academy of Music, London in June 2005, also hold BMus Bachelor Degree 1st class distinction from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.


Having lived in London for ten years in order to further her musical career through education and professional musical engagements, which included performing recitals throughout the U.K. with her regular pianist Masachi Nishiyama. (


Haruko returned to her home town of Tokyo in 2013. She currently works as a Violin tutor at the Musicolore ( , performs regular solo and chamber music concerts throughout Japan with her newly established duo partner Tomomi Okumura( , and is a freelance member of a number of professional Japanese orchestras. 


Her CD albums are available at the Avocadomusic shop. 



“Haruko Motohashi brings virtuosi performance and exquisite touch to enrich the music of both past & present composers. And as the listener marvels at the beauty and vitality of her musicianship combined with the expertise of her technical skill, they will want to hear more and more of her playing.” (Jeremy Creighton Herbert - Avocado Music Productions)


“Haruko Motohashi and Masachi Nishiyama were joy to work with in the studio. Their professionalism combined with a stunning musical sensibility and precision resulted in an outstanding album. Avocado productions are proud to be associated with Haruko and Masachi.”

(Mikey Kirkpatrick - Avocado Music Productions)

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