Shoko Murakami

Shoko Murakami was born in Sapporo, Japan in 1991. At the age of 4 she began playing the violin and is currently studying under Prof Heime Müller at the Musik Hochschule Lübeck in Germany for her Concert Exam (Konzertexsamen). 

She completed her Bachelor of Music in 2015 at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department in Tokyo, supervised by Tomoko Kato. In 2017, she completed her Masters of Music at Musik Hochschule Lübeck under Prof Heime Müller.

She has participated in masterclasses with Leonidas Kavakos, Prof Daniel Gaede, Prof Nora Chastain, Prof Pavel Vernikov, Alan Gilbert, and the Tokyo String Quartet.

In 2012, she won the first prize at the 28th Le Sprendel competition in Japan, and in 2015 she won the second prize at the Possehl Music Competition in Lübeck.  She was a semi-finalist in Italy’s Postacchini Music Competition.

She has performed Bruch’s Violin Concerto No 1 with the Sapporo Symphony Orchestra, and the Sibelius Violin Concerto with the Lübeck Symphony Orchestra.