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Shuichi Okada

Musician

Born in 1995 in Bordeaux, Shuichi Okada began studying the violin at the age of five. Shuichi was unanimously admitted to the Paris Conservatory at the age of fifteen in the class of Roland Daugareil, Suzanne Gessner and Christophe Poiget. Passionate about chamber music, he joined the prestigious class of the Ysaÿe Quartet and was fortunate to work with teachers such as Claire Désert, François Salque, Jérôme Pernoo or the Wanderer Trio. He often participates in master classes, notably with Mihaela Martin, Pavel Vernikov, Patrice Fontanarosa, Donk Suk Kang, Sarah Nemtanu, Stephan Picard. He is a member of the Arnold string trio.

Shuichi is selected to participate in prestigious academies such as the Seiji Ozawa Academy (Switzerland), the Carl Flesch Academy (where he obtains the Stennebrüggen Prize as well as the Ginette Neveu Prize) or the Santander Festival. He has won numerous competitions: 2nd prize at the Postacchini International Competition, 1st prize at the Ginette Neveu International Competition, 1st prize and Most Outstanding Personality Prize at the Mirecourt International Competition and more recently becomes the winner of the Lipizer Competition (Gorizia) and Fritz Kreisler competition (Vienna).

Shuichi is regularly invited to festivals, such as the Mr Haydn Holiday Festival, the Roque d'Anthéron Festival as part of the ensembles in residence, the Vézère Festival, the Musical Moments of La Baule, the Easter Festival de Deauville, the Giverny Festival, the Music Festival in Guéthary, Festival du Palazetto Bru Zane, where he performed with artists such as 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. With Jean-Paul Gasparian (piano) and Gauthier Broutin (cello), he forms the Cantor trio, in residence at the Singer-Polignac foundation since September 2016.

In chamber music, two CDs will be released next year: the two Brahms sextets at B-Records with Pierre Fouchenneret, Lise Berthaud, Marie Chilemme, François Salque and Yan Levionnois as well as the octet by Schubert. He plays an Italian violin by Sanctus Séraphin (1735) on loan from the Zilber Foundation.

Shuichi is supported by the Safran and Or du Rhin foundations.

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