Miyaka Suzuki Wilson
Miyaka Suzuki Wilson joined the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2001 having previously served as Concertmaster in the Tokyo Meros Chamber Orchestra, Ash Lawn Opera Orchestra in West Virginia, and the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra in New York. She also held positions in the Long Island Philharmonic and the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra in Philadelphia.
Born in Tokyo, Miyaka started violin lessons at the age of three. She received a full scholarship to study on the Orchestral Programme at the Manhattan School of Music with Glenn Dicterow and Sheryl Staples, Concertmaster and Principal Associate Concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic, obtaining both a diploma and the Wittker award. She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music where she had studied with Hiroyuki Yamaguchi, Concertmaster of the NHK Symphony Orchestra, obtaining both a full scholarship and the Ikueikai Award. She also studied at the Mannes College of Music, where she obtained her first Master’s Degree.
Miyaka studied chamber music with Felix Galimir, Joseph Silverstein, Isidra Cohen, Ruth Laredo, the American String Quartet, and the Orion String Quartet. She has performed in many chamber music concerts, including with members of the New York Philharmonic, touring in Europe with the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival under Christoph Eschenbach, at the Sarasota Music Festival, and with the Baroque Chamber Players.
Miyaka plays a Francesco Ruggeri instrument made in 1678.