University of Southern California
Violinist Yuki Tanaka has been a member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra since January 2000. Before joining the LPO, she performed with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the San Bernardino Symphony Orchestra, and the Asia America Symphony. She has freelanced throughout Los Angeles.
Born in Japan, Yuki began her violin studies at the age of three. At age eight, she made her recital debut. She holds degrees from the Toho School of Music and the University of Southern California. Her principal teachers include Angela Eto, Toshiya Eto and Eudice Shapiro.
Ms. Tanaka gives solo recitals regularly, and has performed in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Tokyo, Nagano and Kawasaki. As a chamber musician, she plays with numerous groups, including New Orleans based ensemble "Musaica" of which she is one of the founding members.
In December 2005, while displaced by Katrina, Yuki organized "the Hurricane Benefit Concert" in Tokyo to support the LPO. During the summer, Ms. Tanaka participates in the Britt Festival in Jacksonville, Oregon. She also plays with the Nagoya Philharmonic and Tokyo Symphony Orchestras in Japan.