Born in Tokyo in 1992, Arata Yumi began to play the violin at the age of four.
His prize-winning success at the 14th Henryk Wieniawski Competition in 2011 – including the youngest finalist prize- brought him to a number of engagements at international concert halls, such as Tonhalle Zurich, Suntory Hall and Lysenko Hall.
In March 2015, he made his debut in Taipei with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan with Xian Zhang and performed Sibelius’s violin concerto at short notice to replace Midori Goto.
Arata Yumi performs with orchestras such as Argovia Philharmonic, the National Philharmonic of Ukraine, Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra under Conductors such as Andrea Battistoni, Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli, Mikola Dyuadjura and Marc Kissoczy.
As a keen chamber musician, he has appeared at chamber music festivals such as Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Musikfestival Ernen and shared stage with artists such as Midori Goto, Bartlomiej Niziol, Claudius Herrmann, Malin Hartelius, Alasdair Beatson, Lily Francis, Gary Hoffmann and Alexander Rudin.
We welcome Arata’s return to Levoca, playing both masterworks by Beethoven for violin and orchestra, and works of the French group of composers, ‘Les Six’, accompanied by Nathanaël Gouin.