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Ayano Ninomiya

Ayano Ninomiya


Violinist Ayano Ninomiya is the first violinist of the Ying Quartet and Associate professor of Violin and of Chamber Music at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. She is a top prizewinner in the 2003 Naumburg Competition, the 2006 Tibor Varga Competition, and winner of the S&R Washington and Lili Boulanger Memorial awards, and has built a significant career of recital, concerto, music festival, and chamber music appearances. She has spent several seasons at the Marlboro, Ravinia, Caramoor, Bridgehampton, Olympic, and Moab festivals. As the recipient of the Beebe Fellowship, Ms. Ninomiya lived in Budapest, Hungary for nearly two years at the Liszt Academy of Music. In 2007 she created several lecture-recital programs for Elderhostel. Ms. Ninomiya graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a joint degree in Music and French in 2001, where she was also awarded the David McCord Prize and won the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Concerto Competition. She holds a Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where she studied with Robert Mann. Her teachers and coaches include Miriam Fried, Michele Auclair, Hyo Kang, Robert Levin, Eszter Perenyi, and Andras Keller. Currently residing in New York City, she has been a volunteer tutor for at-risk high school students at the East Harlem Justice Center and a volunteer teacher assistant at the Lighthouse Music School in NYC.

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