2nd violin leader of the Camerata Salzburg
YUKIKO TEZUKA was born in Tokyo, Japan, and began to play the violin at the age of three. She studied at the Toho Gakuen University of Music and graduated with a BA Honors Diploma.
In 1984 Yukiko was the winner of the Japanese Young Musician of the Year competition.
In 1990 Yukiko went to the Mozarteum University Salzburg, where she studied with Sandor Vegh, and became a member of the Camerata Academica Salzburg.
In 1993 she became the leader of the Orchestre d ́Auvergne in France. Since then, Yukiko has led the Salzburger Kammerphilharmonie, and has played with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Münchner Philharmoniker and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra.
She also studied Baroque Violin with Petra Müllejans at the Frankfurt Hochschule(HIP) and has been playing in many Baroque Ensembles including the Freiburger Barockorchester, Balthasar Neumann Ensemble, English Baroque Soloists and Pygmalion Ensemble.
Solo and chamber music concerts include the Lockenhaus Festival, Tartinin Festival, Salzburg Festival Begegnung, as well as in France and Japan.
Yukiko is currently 2nd violin leader of the Camerata Salzburg, and since 2009 is also a member of the Kammerorchester Basel.