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Ayako Ishikawa 石川綾子


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A violin virtuoso, Ayako has given numerous sold-out recitals and concerts in various countries such as UK, Singapore, Russia, China, Vietnam, New Zealand, Philippines, Germany, Hungary, Australia and Japan.
She has also enchanted audiences worldwide through numerous TV and radio programs, concert broadcasts and CD+DVD albums.


Ayako is the winner of the National Overall Instrumental Winner's Competition, and has been given the honorary title of "The BEST PERFORMER IN AUSTRALIA".


Her exceptional international achievements were recognized by the Australian government,
bestowing upon her a Distinguished Talented Permanent Visa - "the visa designed for people who are internationally recognized for exceptional and outstanding achievement in the arts."


Ayako began playing the violin at the age of four in Tokyo, and moved to London at the age of five.
She was the youngest ever to pass the audition to enter the Purcell School, the oldest prestigious music school in London under the royal patronage of HRH The Prince of Wales.
At the age of fifteen, she moved to Sydney, where she was awarded a Merit Scholarship to the University of Sydney - the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and completed her Bachelor of Music Degree with First Class Honours.


She is the Winner of countless awards and scholarships such as Elizabethan Theatre Trust Violin Scholarship, Pan Pacific International Music Scholarship, the Australian Musician's Academy Award and Golden Key International Honours Society Awards. She was also awarded both Licentiate Diploma of Music and Associate Diploma of Music, and was subsequently chosen to perform at the AMEB Diploma Presentation Ceremony at the Sydney Town Hall as one of the most outstanding musicians in Australia.


Ayako has performed throughout the world in the greatest halls including the Hanoi Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, Victoria Hall, Suntory Hall, Sydney Opera House and Toppan Hall, and has given her recitals at the Embassies of various countries.

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