THE PHILHARMONIC
Ruriko Yamamoto
Ruriko Yamamoto
  • Violin II
  • Co-Principal

Born in 1981 Hyogo, Japan, Ruriko Yamamoto started the violin at 3. She graduated with honors from the University of Osaka Soai in 2004 on a scholarship of Saito Foundation. In 2007 she earned the 2nd Diplom exam in instrumental specialist studies in violin with Professor E. Zienkowski at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna on a scholarship of the Matsumoto-Doi Ailin Foundation.

She won the 3rd Prize at the Mainichi Music Competition in 1998 in Osaka and was the Prizewinner at the International Music Competition 2000 in Kobe.

Ms. Yamamoto participated in the Kyoto International Music Students Festival 2003 (Finale Orchestra) as concertmistress as well as in the Pacific Music Festival 2006 Summer Orchestra-Academy, with J. Kreizberg, V. Gergiev. She won the audition for the academy of the Munich Philharmonic and played as a guest player in several professional Japanese orchestras. She has been co-principal of second violins in the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008.