Project Description

Nobuko Imai – viola

A former member of the renowned Vermeer Quartet, Nobuko Imai combines a distinguished international career as a soloist, chamber musician, member of the Michelangelo Quartet, and educator. She has appeared with many of the world’s leading orchestras, including the Berlin Philharmonic, the Royal Concertgebouw, and the London, Boston and Chicago Symphony orchestras. Her chamber music collaborators include Gidon Kremer, Midori, Mischa Maisky, YoYo Ma, Sir András Schiff and Martha Argerich. She has dedicated much of her artistic activities to exploring the diverse potential of the viola, such as the annual ‘Viola Space’ project, the Hindemith Festivals, and the Tokyo International Viola Competition, the first competition in Asia exclusively for viola. She has made many recordings for BIS, Chandos, Philips, Sony and other labels.