At the Montreal International Musical Competition 2016, the young Japanese violinist Ayana Tsuji captured all of the “best performance” awards (including the Bach Award, the Compulsory Canadian Work Award, the Sonata Award, the Caprice by Nicolo Paganini Award, and the best recital Award) in addition to her first place finish. She had previously won major prizes at international competitions in Hanover (Joseph Joachim), Seoul and Tokyo (International Music Competition).
She has performed as soloist with the Montreal Symphony, Nagoya Philharmonic, Kanagawa Philharmonic, Osaka Symphony, Tokyo City Philharmonic, Central Aichi Symphony, Yokohama Sinfonietta, Chubu Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, and the Sejong Soloists.
Born in Gifu in 1997, Ayana Tsuji began playing the violin at the age of three. She studies with Koichiro Harada at the Tokyo College of Music.