Mayuki Fukuhara began his musical studies at the age of seven. By the age of twelve he had already won the International Music Festival Grand Prix in Japan. He came to the United States as a scholarship student at the Curtis Institute, later doing post graduate work at Mannes College of Music. Formerly a student of Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo and Felix Galimir, Mr. Fukuhara is presently a member of the St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and a principal violinist of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. He performs regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Collegium, Claring Chamber Players, the Brandenburg Ensemble, and has recently appeared as concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Fukuhara spends his summers performing with the Saito Kinen Orchestra of Japan under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, and teaches at Bennington’s Chamber Music Conference. He can be heard on numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophone, Sony Classical, Music Masters, Musical Heritage, Nonesuch and DeccaLondon. Mr. Fukuhara is a founding member of the Strathmere Ensemble.
“When first hearing Mayuki Fukuhara play his violin, I was just mesmerized by the brilliance of his performance. In particular I was moved by his musical disposition and felt compelled to play with this person for my own development as a performing artist. With Mayuki’s gracious acceptance and guidance, a vibrant partnership emerged that would continue for more than two decades. And through duo performances of a vast repertoire(from Japanese contemporary compositions to Schoenberg) I have been given a chance of widening my own musical experience.” – Chie Sato Roden