Mai Suzuki

2nd Prize
26 years, Japan

Mai Suzuki began to play the violin at the age of 4. Now she studies with Takashi Shimizu in Tokyo and Pierre Amoyal in Lausanne and Salzburg. She won the 1st prize at the «Vaclav Huml» international competition in Zagreb.  Mai Suzuki has come to prominence in Europe since she became a finalist of the 4th International Violin Competition Henri Marteau in 2011. 

She has performed with Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Kuopio Symphony Orchestra, Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and others under the baton of Jorma Panula, Nicolas Milton, Pavle Dešpalj, Ivan Repušić, Tomislav Fačini, Philippe Béran, Norichika Iimori, and others. 

Her performances of violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Paganini, Shostakovich and Mozart received high acclaim. She has recorded Beethoven’s violin concerto and Thaïs Meditation by Massenet with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. 


I round 
Bach — Prelude from Partita for Violin Solo No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
Paganini — Caprice, Op.1, No 11
Mozart — Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 5 in A major, K.219, mov. I

II round 
Beethoven — Sonata for Piano and Violin in G major, Op. 30, No. 3
Saint-Saens — Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 
Lutosławski — «Subito» 

III round
Mendelssohn — Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor, op. 64