Masterclass concert

📅 Date: 25 February ⏰ Time: 2: 30   open 2:15

🏛️ Venue: Gunst wat een Kunst, Raamweg 45 Den Haag



Part 1:  Children


Short break


Part 2

Karen Khachaturian : violin sonata in G minor 1st and 2nd movement

Claude  Debussy : violin sonata 1st mov.

Koichi Kishi : Taketori monogatari

Jean Sibelius : violin oncert 1st mov.

Henri Wieniawski: Faust Fantasy



Piano : Yukiko Hasegawa


🎻Fumika Sasaki 

Fumika Sasaki was born in Osaka and grew up in both Japan and Germany. She won national and international prizes, including at Jugend Musiziert (Regional Competition in Braunschweig), Fukuyama Music Competition (Hiroshima, Japan) and Gifu International Music Competition (Gifu, Japan). In 2023, Sasaki won first prize in the solo and chamber music categories Amigdala International Music Competition (Sicily). Fumika Sasaki is a passionate chamber musician and is currently a member various chamber music groups with which they have performed at various locations in Berlin played. Since October 2022, Fumika Sasaki has been studying at the Berlin University of the Arts under Mr Yoshiaki Shibata

🎻 Haruna Hosokawa

Currently a master degree student at Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Haruna Hosokawa has received numerous awards of competitionsin Japan and in Europe. She has played as a soloist with the Oradea Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra between 2014-2016 in Romania. As an orchestra player, she was selected as an academist by Amsterdam Sinfonietta, and participated in the project “Spiegel im Spiegel” in 2023.

🎻Mio SasaKi :

Mio Sasaki is a Japanese-German violinist who has won many international competitions and awards, such as the Luigi Nono, the Swiss International, and the Tartini Prize. She has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, such as the Hamburger Symphoniker and the Sendai Philharmonic. She has studied with many renowned violinists, such as Midori, Christian Altenburger, and Yuzuko Horigome. She is currently studying at Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg with Prof. Christoph Schickedanz. She has also been a concertmaster and a chamber musician with different ensembles. She is a scholarship student of Tobitate! Study Abroad JAPAN and Live Music Now Hamburg


🎻Victoria van Kan :

Victoria van Kan is a violinist and a violin teacher who combines the Russian and European violin traditions. She has performed solo and in ensembles in various venues in Moscow and the Netherlands, such as Rachmaninov Hall, De Doelen, and Concertgebouw. She graduated from Moscow Academic college and Rotterdam Conservatory with honours, studying with Misha Furman. She also attended masterclasses with famous violinists and teachers, such as Zvi Zeitlin, Mikhail Kopelman, and Benzion Shamir. She is currently a member of Zeeuwse orkest and the founder and teacher of Viool Studio Rotterdam.


More about program

-Taketori Monogatari by Koichi Kishi (1933) Koichi Kishi was a composer, conductor and violinist who was active in pre-war Japan. He composed and published this work in 1933 when he was studying in Germany. It is based on Japan’s oldest legend “The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter” and is probably the most famous of Kishi’s compositions.


-Violin Sonata in g minor, L. 140, 1st movement by Claude Debussy (1917) Debussy composed this sonata as his final work before passing away in 1918. The violin sonata was written with the intention of being the third in a cycle of six sonatas for various instruments. The first two sonatas in that incomplete cycle are the cello sonata and the sonata for flute, viola and harp.