Artist Bio

Risa Hokamura, violin

Risa Hokamura is currently pursuing Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at Manhattan School of Music as the Full Scholarship student under the tutelage of Koichiro Harada and Lucie Robert. She also studies at the Artist Diploma Program at Tokyo College of Music as the Honorary Scholarship student under the tutelage of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri.

At the age of 17, Hokamura won second prize at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Later that year, she won first prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Audition along with special prizes which offer career management and recital debuts in NY, Washington DC and Boston. Hokamura has performed with notable orchestras including Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, East Coast Chamber Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra.

A native of Japan, Hokamura began the violin at the age of 3, and began studying with Kenji Kobayashi at the age of 7. She started to capture top prizes in competitions in Japan at the age of 10. She has studied at the Tokyo College of Music High School as the Honorary Scholarship student under the tutelage of Koichiro Harada, Mayuko Kamio and Machie Oguri.