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Rika Masato

Born in Hiroshima where she began her musical studies, she continued her studies at the Toho Gakuen School of Music with Koichiro Harada.

She took part in important international music competitions such as the ‘Wieniawski’ in 2003 and the ‘Long-Thibaud’ in 2005, reaching the semifinal. She attended masterclasses with Nam Yun Kim, Oleh Krysa (winner of the Paganini Competition in 1963) and Zakhar Bron.

She performed in recitals and concerts in Japan, Europe and U.S.A.

where she played at the Aspen Music Festival.

She has been awarded the third prize at the Paganini Competition receiving by the Municipality of Genoa the amount of € 5,000.