Shion Minami

s_0197Shion Minami is one of the most acclaimed violinists of her generation. In 2015, she was awarded the second prize at the Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition Hannover. With her second prize at the Long-Thibaud International Competition in 2005, Shion Minami for the first time attracted a great deal of international attention. Furthermore she is a winner of several competitions in Japan and Europe.

Born in Kitakyushu, Japan, Shion Minami began studying violin at the age of three. She studied with Eisuke Shinozaki, Miki Shinozaki, Yu Nishiwada, and Koichiro Harada and currently continues her study in Hannover, Germany, with Krzysztof Wegrzyn.

As a soloist, she has played with numerous orchestras in Japan and Europe, like the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic, the Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic, the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Lille, the San Carlo Theatre Orchestra, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, the Symphony Orchestra Göttingen, the Magdeburgische Philharmonie, the Sinfonia Varsovia, the Bilbao Symphony Orchestra and with chamber orchestras like La Scala Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti Filarmonici Italiani, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. In October 2017, she will give her debut with the South Denmark Philharmonic.

She is also an enthusiastic chamber music player, performing throughout Europe and Japan. In 2016, she gave her debut at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam in the New Masters on Tour series and she has been invited to a recital at the festival Brandenburger Musiksommer in June 2017.

Her interest in recording led to her being the first artist of the new label of UNIVERSAL MUSIC <UCJ Japan>, which released her debut album in March 2008. After the CD <Bloom> in 2010 her latest CD “Fantaisie” with works by Fauré, Franck and Ysaÿe appeared in 2015.

Shion Minami performs on the Antonio Stradivarius 1727 violin, kindly loaned to her by the Suntory Foundation for Arts.


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Johann Sebastian Bach

Violinkonzert Nr. 1 BWV 1041

Violinkonzert Nr. 2 BWV 1042

Béla Bartók

Violinkonzert Nr. 2 in H-Dur op. 8

Ludwig van Beethoven

Violinkonzert Nr. 1 in D-Dur op. 61

Alban Berg

Violinkonzert („Dem Andenken eines Engels“)

Johannes Brahms

Violinkonzert in D-Dur op. 77

Max Bruch

Violinkonzert in g-Moll op. 26

Joseph Haydn

Violinkonzert Nr. 1 in C-Dur Hob:Vll 1

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Violinkonzert in D-Dur, op. 35

Édouard Lalo

Symphonie Espagnole in d-Moll op. 21

Felix Mendelssohn

Violinkonzert in d-Moll

Violinkonzert in e-Moll op. 64

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Violinkonzert Nr. 3 G-Dur KV 216

Violinkonzert Nr. 4 D-Dur KV 218

Violinkonzert Nr. 5 A-Dur KV 219

Sergei Prokofjew

Violinkonzert Nr. 2 in g-Moll op. 63

Camille Saint-Saëns

Violinkonzert Nr. 3 in b-Moll op. 61

Dmitri Schostakowitsch

Violinkonzert Nr. 1 in a-Moll op. 77

Jean Sibelius

Violinonzert in d-Moll op. 47

Pjotr Tschaikowski

Violinkonzert in D-Dur op. 35

Antonio Vivaldi

Die vier Jahreszeiten op. 8


Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonate in g-Moll BWV 1001

Partita in h-Moll BWV 1002

Sonate in a-Moll BWV 1003

Partita in d-Moll BWV 1004

Sonate in C-Dur BWV 1005

Partita in E-Dur BWV 1006

Béla Bartók

Sonate für Violine solo Sz. 117

Ludwig van Beethoven

Sonate Nr. 1 in D-Dur op. 12

Sonate Nr. 2 in A-Dur op. 12

Sonate Nr. 3 in Es-Dur op. 12

Sonate Nr. 4 in a-Moll op. 23

Sonate Nr. 5 in F-Dur op. 24

Johannes Brahms

Sonate Nr. 1 in G-Dur op. 78

Sonate Nr. 3 in D-Dur op. 108

Claude Debussy

Sonate in g-Moll L 140

Gabriel Fauré

Sonate Nr. 1 in A-Dur op. 13

César Franck

Sonate in A-Dur

Edvard Grieg

Sonate Nr. 1 in F-Dur op. 8

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sonate in G-Dur KV 301

Sonate in e-Moll KV 304

Sonate in B-Dur KV 454

Sonate in A-Dur KV 526

Francis Poulenc

Sonate pour violon et piano

Sergei Prokofjew

Sonate Nr. 1 in f-Moll op. 80

Sonate Nr. 2 in D-Dur op. 94

Maurice Ravel

Sonate in a-Moll „Sonate posthume“

Sonate für Violine und Piano in C-Dur

Camille Saint-Saëns

Sonate Nr. 1 in d-Moll op. 75

Robert Schumann

Sonate Nr. 1 in a-Moll op. 105

Richard Strauss

Sonate in Es-Dur op. 18

Antonio Vivaldi

Sonate Nr. 2 in A-Dur op. 2

Eugène Ysaÿe

Six Sonates pour violon seul op. 27


Béla Bartók

Rumänische Volkstänze Sz. 56

Ernest Chausson

Poème op. 25

Claude Debussy

La fille aux cheveux de lin

Beau Soir (Arr. Heifetz)

Antonin Dvorák

Romantische Stücke op. 75

Fritz Kreisler

Tanbourin Chinois

Präludium und Allegro

Recitativo und Scherzo-Caprice

Oliver Messiaen

Thème et variations

Nathan Milstein


Nicolò Paganini

24 Capricen für Violine solo op. 1

Maurice Ravel


Piece en forme de Habanera

Camille Saint-Saëns

Fantasie für Violine und Harfe op. 124

Pablo de Sarasate

Carmen-Fantasie op. 25

Zigeunerweisen op. 20

Franz Schubert

Rondo für Violine und Streichorchester in A-Dur D. 438

Rondo in h-Moll D. 895

Robert Schumann

3 Romanzen op. 94

Dmitri Schostakowitsch/Viktor Zyganow

4 Präludien aus 24 Präludien op. 34

Igor Strawinsky

Suite Italienne

Josef Suk

4 Stücke für Violine und Klavier Op. 17

Pjotr Tschaikowski

Souvenir d’un lieu cher op. 42

Walzer-Scherzo in A-Dur op. 34

Franz Waxman

Carmen Fantasie op. 25

Henryk Wieniawski

Polonaise in D-Dur


Eugène Ysaÿe

Poème élégiaque op. 12

Rêve d’enfant op. 14