Tomoko Akasaka won numerous prizes, among them the 1st prize at the 12th Japan classical
music competition and the 3rd prize at the 53th Munich International music competition.
Tomoko Akasaka has performed as a soloist and chamber musician worldwide.
As a soloist she has appeared with the Orchester included the Bayerischen Rundfunks, the
Muenchener Kammerorchester, the Orchestre de chamber de Genève, the Camerata Baltica, the
Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the the Protzheimer Kammerorchester,and the Japan Symphony
orchestra under the baton of conductors like Seiji Ozawa, Johannes Kalitzke, Raman Kofman,
Kazuki Yamada, Günther Herbig amongst others.
The series of Recitals in Geneva and Tokyo has been broadcasted by Swiss Romande, and NHK-
Her chamber music partners included Mstislav Rostropovich, Daniel Hope, Gidon Kremer, Vilde
Frang, Menahem Pressler, Charles Neidich, Ebéne Quartet, Jerusalem Quartet, Kuss Quartet, at
international music festivals such as Salzburg Festival, Lockenhaus Festival, Bad-Kissingen
sommer, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, BBC Proms, Saito-Kinen Festival, Pablo Casals Festival,
Luzern and Verbier Festival, Kronberg Cello Festival, Rio de Janeiro Festival, San Francisco
Musical days, Schubertiade and others.
Tomoko Akasaka has performed at concert venues included the Amsterdam Concertgebouw,
Konzerthaus and Philharmonie Berlin, Royal Albert hall and Wigmore hall in London, Vienna
Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Schloss Nymphenburg Munich, Shanghai
Grand Theater,and National Centre for the performing arts in Beijing, Geneva Victoria Hall.
Tomoko Akasaka studied with Nobuko Imai for whom she worked for as an assistant professor at
the Geneva conservatory of music.
In addition Ms. Akasaka worked as a guest professor at the conservatory of Neuchâtel.
Since 2019 she holds a position of Viola professor at the Münster Musikhochschule.