千住真理子 Mariko SENJU
– VIOLIN BOW, CUNIOT HAUSSET Tourte SOLO
It takes some time and workouts for the ones to really achieve the true sound from Stradivarius. I was able to do that with this bow. I’m fully satisfied.
Mariko Senju started to play violin at the age of 2. At the age of 15, Mariko was the youngest to ever win the first prize at the 46th Japan Music Competition (1977) and received the Leucadia award.
After graduating from Keio University in 1985 as a philosophy major, Mariko was discovered by conductor Giuseppe Sinopoli. She debuted in 1987 with the Philharmonia Orchestra in London and at the Santa Chiara Music School Philharmonic Orchestra concert in Rome in 1988.
In 1993 she received the “Work of Art” award by the Agency for Cultural Affairs for her effort to let the public know about a composer named Ysaye, whose work did not have much performance opportunity in the world until then. Mariko Senju also won the “Muramatsu” award in 1994 and the “Mobile Music Encouraging Prize”
In 1999, Mariko had great success with her solo recital at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall. She hosted the NHK TV program called “Volunteer Map” since April, 1999. In fall of 2002 she had a fateful encounter with one of the greatest violins in the world, the Stradivarius “Duranti”.
The year 2015 will mark her 40 years anniversary since debut. Everyone is expecting more success from the 3 artistic siblings; Hiroshi, the Japanese-style painter, Akira,the composer and Mariko, the violinist.
Official Website : http://www.marikosenju.com/