Instrument

Violin

Nationality

Japanese

Age

21

AYANO KIMURA

Where do you study?

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste

Member of other orchestras or institutions: I was an academician at the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra during the season 2021-2022.

What do you like to do when you are not playing music?

I like to hike through beautiful natural landscapes, and I do aerial yoga. Whenever I am in Japan, I go walking with my two dogs.

At what age did you start playing your instrument?

When I was 4 years old.

What was the most exciting concert you ever performed?

I was allowed to play Dvóřak’s 9th Symphony of with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Sanderling at the Musikverein in Vienna. This was a beautiful experience.

What was the most awkward moment in your career?

It was a super embarrassing experience! My dress tore 10 minutes before my solo concert. I think it was because I might have eaten a lot too shortly before the concert.

What is your favourite piece of classical music?

The Sonata for Violin and Piano Nr. 1 Op. 78 by Johannes Brahms.

Which famous person would you like to have dinner with (from the past or the present)?

I would love to have dinner with Johannes Brahms in Thun by the lake.