Maya Egashira (viola)

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The Japanese violinist Maya Egashira has performed extensively around the world.
She served as the second concertmaster in Orquestra do Porto Casa da Musica in Portugal, while earlier she played in the Sinfonia Lahti, and Kuopio City Orchestra.
She appeared as guest concertmaster in orchestras in Finland, Sweden and Portugal.
Maya has been exceptionally appointed repeatedly as the concertmaster of the Sibelius Academy Orchestra and she held the concertmaster chair in the renown conducting class of the Sibelius Academy even after her graduation.
Her most notable performances include with Ralf Gothóni for Finnish President Matti Ahtisaari and in 2014, her recital in Japan was highly remarked in the national music magazine “Ongaku-no Tomo”.
Her interest in chamber music, both as violinist and violist, extends over the regular repertoire to the contemporary era. She plays the viola in the Odysseus String Quartet and in the contemporary ensemble “Musica QuLacoza” based in Nagoya.
Maya Egashira holds a Master of Music degree (2008, highest honors) from the Sibelius Academy, while prior to her moving to Finland she studied in the Aichi University of Arts (Bachelor of Music 2002, honor prizes).

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