Born in Tokyo, Fumiaki Miura began his musical education with Tsugio Tokunaga at his hometown Conservatory before moving to Vienna to carry on his studies with Pavel Vernikov and Julian Rachlin. Since age 16, Miura has been mentored and guided by Pinchas Zukerman. In 2009 he was awarded First Prize at the prestigious Joseph Joachim Hannover International Violin Competition, becoming the youngest winner in the competition’s history.
Highlights of the 2021/2022 season include his debut at the Orquesta Nacional de España (OCNE), performances with the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona with Pinchas Zukerman, and a European tour with pianist Varvara. Miura was appointed Artist-in-Residence with three concerts in the Royal Philharmonic in London.
Miura shares the stage with the world’s most prestigious orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg, Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Sinfonieorchester Basel, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Wiener Kammerorchester, Prague Philharmonia, Mariinsky Theater, Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, NAC Orchestra Ottawa, Orchestre de Chambre Lausanne, Warsaw Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokio Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Japan Philarmonic, Orchestre Nationale du Capitole de Toulouse, BBC Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Düsseldorf Symphoniker, hr-Sinfonieorchester, and Hong Kong Sinfonietta, among others. Miura has played under the baton of conductors such as Valery Gergiev, Gustavo Dudamel, Pinchas Zukerman, Krzysztof Penderecki, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Andrés Orozco-Estrada, Kazushi Ono, Hannu Lintu, Jakub Hrůša, Vasily Petrenko, Josep Pons, Patrick Hahn, Santtu-Matias Rouvali, Stéphane Denève, Kristjan Järvi, Tatsuya Shimono, Terry Fisher, and Rafael Payaré.
Regular invitations to international music festivals include the Miyazaki International Music, Ravinia Festival, Julian Rachlin and Friends, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Musique de Menton, Gyeonggi Chamber Music Festival, and Menuhin Festival Gstaad. Miura has also performed at the Auditorium du Louvre and Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, Auditorio in Madrid, Palau de la Música in Barcelona, Elbephiharmonie in Hamburg, and at the Wigmore Hall in London.
Miura has collaborated with artists including Yuri Bashmet, Itamar Golan, Sunwook Kim, Mischa Maisky, Maria João Pires, Lawrence Power, Julian Rachlin, Torleif Thedéen, Nobuyuki Tsujii, Jonathan Roozeman, Varvara, and Pinchas Zukerman.
His discography includes Prokofiev’s violin sonatas with the pianist Itamar Golan for Sony Japan, as well as the Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky violin concertos with Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin and Hannu Lintu released by the Avex-Classics label.
Fumiaki Miura plays the 1704 “ex Viotti” Stradivarius, kindly loaned to him by the Munetsugu Foundation.
This year Miura makes his long-awaited first appearance at PMF.