Seiji Okamoto


Blood type OGemini

Age started playing the instrument
3 years old

Favorite part of the instrument
The breadth of its sound and its broad repertoire.

Was the first Asian to win first prize in the Violin Category in the 19th J.S. Bach International Competition. A performer of true talent with a long record of awards, including placing second in the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition, being a finalist in the Queen Elisabeth Competition and winning first prize in the Violin Category in the ARD International Music Competition in 2021. Is currently enrolled in the Kronberg Academy and is vigorously conducting solo, chamber music and other performances in both Japan and Europe while devoting himself to his studies in Berlin.
Completed master’s program at Hanns Eisler School of Music Berlin after graduating from Tokyo University of the Arts.
Recipient of the 31st Idemitsu Music Award.
Was loaned a Matteo Goffriller (1702) from the NPO Yellow Angel and received a special subsidy for the loaning of a famous instrument from Nippon Violin Co., Ltd.
Released his debut CD titled “frei aber einsam” (Free but Alone). Official Website