Rino Yoshimoto

Rino Yoshimoto – Photo (c) Richard Schuster
The 20-year-old Japanese violinist Rino Yoshimoto has captivated audiences all over the world. In 2019 she made solo debuts at Carnegie Hall and the Wiener Konzerthaus. She has an extensive repertoire and has performed with orchestras in Japan, China, Austria, Bulgaria, Greece, the USA and Italy.

In 2021 she made her solo debuts in the Konzerthaus with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In 2022, she made a successful tour to Spain with the Vienna Chamber Orchestra as a soloist. In 2022 she made her debut at the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna.In the upcoming season, she will perform with the Yomiyuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Rino Yoshimoto is currently student of Prof. Michael Frischenschlager and Prof. Augustin Dumay.

Known for her phenomenal musicianship, she is a prize winner of numerous international violin competitions. Just to name a few:

  • 16th Padova International Music Competition “Premio Citta Di Padova”
  • Fritz Kreisler International Violin Competition 2022
  • 2020 Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition.

She is currently a substitute member of the Vienna Staatsoper Orchestra and was a 2020/2021 Rohm Music Foundation scholarship recipient (Japan). Now, she receives a scholarship from Mr. Heinz Schinner in Vienna.

Rino Yoshimoto plays on the Stradivarius (1736) « Muntz » loaned to her by the Japan Music Foundation.

Video

Brahms Violin Concerto, recorded on 2 February 2024 with the Belgian National Orchestra


Actual video recorded on July 14, 2023 with Shanghai Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Stern.

0:01:230:42:15 Brahms: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77 (encore)
0:43:110:47:00 J.S Bach: Sonata for Violin Solo No.1 in G Minor, BWV1001 (Adagio)
0:47:520:52:38 Paganini: Caprice No. 24

Repertoire (chonological)

T.A.Vitali (1663-1745)

Chaconne in G minor

T. Albinon (1671-1751)

Adagio in G minor

G. Taltini (1692-1770)

Violin Sonata in G minor B. g5 (cadenza: F.Kreisler)

Devil’s Trill Sonata, « Le trille du diable »

J. S. Bach (1685-1750)

Sonata 1, BWV 1001, Adagio, Fuga, Siciliana, Presto

Partita 1, BWV 1002, Sarabande, Doubles, Tempo di Borea, Doubles

Sonata 2, BWV1003, Tomb, Fuga

Partita 2, BWV1004, Allemanda, Corrente, Sarabande, Giga, Ciaccona

Sonata 3, BWV 1005, Allegro assai

Partita 3, BWV 1006, Prélude, Loure, Gavotte en Rondeau, Bouree

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041

C. W. Gluck (1714-1787)

Melody from the opera “Orfeo and Euridice”

W. A. Mozart (1756-1791)

Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, KV 216

Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, KV 218

Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, KV 219

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 18 in G Major, KV 301

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 21 in E minor, KV 304

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 26 in B minor, KV 378

Rondo in C major, K373

L. v. Beethoven (1770-1827)

Romance for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in F major, op. 50

Sonata for Violin and Piano in D major, op. 12

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 5 in F major, op. 24 ‘Spring’

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 8 in G major, op. 30

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 10 in G major op. 96

Violin Concerto in D major, op. 61

N. Paganini (1782-1840)

Variations on a theme of “nel cor piu non mi sento”

Moses’ Fantasy

I palpiti

Venice Carnival

La campanella

24 Caprices for violin solo : No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 5, No. 9, No. 11, No. 13, No. 14, No. 16, No. 17, No. 20, No. 21, No. 22, No. 24

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, op. 6

Cantabile in D major

F. Schubert (1797–1828)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, “Grand Duo”

F. Mendelssohn (1809-1847)

Violin Concerto in E minor, op. 64

Violin Concerto in D minor

R. Schumann (1810-1856)

Sonata for Violin and Piano in A minor, op. 105

H. W. Ernst (1814-1865)

Variation on “The Last Rose of Summer”

“Erlkönig”

C. Franck (1822-1890)

Violin Sonata in A major, FWV 8

E. Lalo (1823-1892)

Symphonie espagnole op. 21

J. Brahms (1833-1897)

Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in G major, op. 78

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A major, op. 100

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in D minor, op. 108

F.A.E-Sonata

Hungarian Dance 5 in G minor

Hungarian dances, WoO. 1, No. 17 in F sharp minor

Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major, Op. 8

H. Wieniawski (1835-1880)

L’ecole moderne op. 10, No. 5, Alla Saltarella

Fantasy on themes from Gounod’s Faust

Violin Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, op. 14

C. Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Violin Concerto in B minor, op. 61

Havanaise in E major for violin and piano, op. 83

Introduction and Rondo capriccioso for violin and orchestra in A minor, op. 28

M. Bruch (1838-1920)

Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, op. 26

P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35

Valse-Scherzo in C major, op. 34

Melody in E flat major, op. 42

A. Dvorak (1841-1904)

Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 53

Songs my mother taught me

P. d. Sarasate (1844-1908)

Zigeunerweisen for violin and piano, op. 20

Introduction and Tarantella for violin and piano, op. 43

E. Elgar (1857-1934)

Salut d’amour, op. 12

E. Ysaye (1858-1931)

Sonatas for violin solo, op. 27, No. 3 in D minor, ‘Ballad’

J. Sibelius (1865-1957)

Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 47

A. Glazunov (1865-1936)

Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 82

M. Ravel (1875-1937)

Tzigane

F. Kreisler (1875-1962)

Caprice Viennois, op. 2

Tambourin Chinois, op. 3

Joy of Love

Love sorrow

Beautiful rosemary

Tango (Albeniz)

Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice for violin solo, op. 6

Praeludim and Allegro in the style of Gaetano Pugnani

Syncopation

Viennese rhapsodic fantasy

Grigoraş Dinicu (1889-1949)

Hora Staccato

S. Prokofiev (1891-1953)

Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 1 in F minor, op. 80

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, op. 63

A. Khachaturian (1903-1978)

Violin Concerto in D minor, op. 46

F. Waxman (1906-1967)

Carmen Fantasy

Kunimitsu Takeuchi (* 1937), Japanese writer

‘Koyo’ from ‘Rakubaishu’ for violin solo

Zhou Tian (* 1981)

Violin Concerto “Night Tour”