Shuichi Okada

Musician

Born in 1995 in Bordeaux, Shuichi Okada began studying the violin at the age of five. He was unanimously admitted to the Conservatory of Paris and attended courses held by Roland Daugareil, Suzanne Gessner and Christophe Poiget. He entered the famous class of Ysaye Quartet as a chamber musician and had the great opportunity to study with Claire Désert, François Salque, Jérôme Pernoo and the Wanderer Trio. He often participates to master classes, especially with Mihaela Martin, Pavel Vernikov, Patrice Fontanarosa, Donk Suk Kang, Sarah Nemtanu, Stephan Picard. He is a member of the Arnold string trio.

Shuichi was selected to attend prestigious academies like the Seiji Ozawa International Academy (Switzerland), the Carl Flesch Academy (where he obtained the Stennebrüggen and Ginette Neveu Prizes) and the Santander Festival. He won prizes and awards in various international competitions. He was awarded the 2nd Prize at the Postacchini International Contest, the 1st Prize at the Ginette Neveu International Contest, the 1st Prize and the Most Outstanding Personality Prize at the Mirecourt International Contest and has recently become a laureate of the Lipizer Contest (Gorizia) and the Fritz Kreisler Contest (Vienna).

Shuichi is regularly invited to festivals (Les vacances de Mr Haydn, Roque d’Anthéron, Vézère, Les Moments musicaux de La Baule, Deauville, Giverny, Guéthary, Palazetto Bru Zane), where he has performed with artists like Jérôme Pernoo, Jérôme Ducros, Michel Strauss, Raphaël Pidoux, Jean-Claude Vanden Eyden, Peter Frankl, Philippe Jaroussky, Mathieu Herzog, Antoine Tamestit, Claire Désert, Lise Berthaud, Philippe Bernold, Pierre Fouchenneret, Itamar Golan, Jean-Claude Pennetier, among others. Together with Jean-Paul Gasparian (piano) and Gauthier Broutin (cello), he forms the Cantor Trio, in residence at the Singer Polignac Foundation in 2016.

He recorded Brahms’s two string sextets (B-records) with Pierre Fouchenneret, Lise Berthaud, Adrien Boisseau, François Salque and Yan Levionnois and the Schubert octet. He plays a Sanctus Seraphin Italian violin (1735) lent by Zilber Foundation.

Shuichi is supported by Safran and Or du Rhin foundations.