Violin

Moné Hattori


Protégée of Zakhar Bron and winner of five international violin competitions, Moné Hattori was born in Tokyo in 1999. At the age of ten she became the youngest ever winner of the Lipinski/Wieniawski Competition (2009), and went on to take the Grand Prix at major competitions in Europe and Asia. Hattori works regularly in Japan, performing at the most important concert venues and touring with major orchestras including the New Japan Philharmonic, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic, and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in Europe with the European Union Youth Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy, as well as in recital and at international festivals. Hattori’s chamber music collaborations to date include Natalia Gutman, Vadim Repin, and Nobuyuki Tsuji, and she has worked with conductors such as Justus Frantz, Junichi Hirokami, Norichika Iimori, Yuki Kakiuchi, Naoto Otomo, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Tatsuya Shimono, and Sergey Smbatyan. Her debut recording (DSO Berlin/Buribayev) was released in Japan in 2016 by Avex Classics International, Ltd. Moné Hattori plays a violin by Pietro Guarneri of Venice (1743) on loan from Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd.

Moné Hattori & Yomiuri Nippon Symphony tour Japan

17 Apr 2017

Young violinist Moné Hattori tours Japan with the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra in April/May 2017.  Performing Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1 and Ernst’s virtuosic variations on The...

ICA is delighted to welcome Moné Hattori to its artist roster

29 Mar 2017

ICA is delighted to welcome Moné Hattori to its artist roster for worldwide general management.  The 17-year-old protégée of legendary pedagogue Professor Zakhar Bron is already proving...

“Listening to this performance, I was reminded of the debut of Hilary Hahn …  Her outstanding talent really comes across clearly …  Listening to her play Shostakovich’s great cadenza, I’m sure I’m not the only one who felt a shiver run down their spine.”

Stereo, December 2016 - Dec 2016

“The fourth generation of musicians in her family, she has received many awards, and in 2013 became the youngest winner of the Grand Prix of the International Competition in Novosibirsk … A magnificent performer with a charming and beautiful subtlety of tone.”

CD Journal, December 2016 - Dec 2016

“Moné Hattori performed 'The Four Seasons' solo. She played with sophisticated technique and precise bowing, steadily rising in power as she reached 'Winter'.”

Ongaku no Tomo, March 2016 - Mar 2016

“Her body wrapped in a doll-like dress scattered with dusky pink roses, Moné Hattori appeared on stage.  The look suggested a sweet young prodigy, but when she started performing this impression changed completely; she plays with a truly adult approach…  Her concentration increased, and the tension in the music gradually rose – but this is not to say the performance was tight or strained; indeed, conveying an appropriate sense of ennui is her forté.”

Ongaku no Tomo, June 2015 - May 2015

Winner of five international violin competitions and protégée of legendary pedagogue Professor Zakhar Bron, Moné Hattori was born in Tokyo in 1999.

Studying also with Aguri Suzuki, Yasuko Ohtani, and Akiko Tatsumi, Moné Hattori started playing the violin in 2004 at the age of five.  At six years old she enrolled in The Music School for Children of the Toho Gakuen School of Music, and she made her concerto debut with orchestra at the age of eight.  Hattori is now in her penultimate year at the Tokyo College of Music High School, and has been enrolled in Bron’s prestigious Academy in Interlaken, Switzerland, since she was eight years old.

At the age of ten, Hattori became the youngest ever winner of the 11th International Competition for Young Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski & Henryk Wieniawski, Poland (2009), also taking First Prize at the All Japan Art Association Competition that same year.  She went on to win the Grand Prix and various special prizes at the 9th International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’, Bulgaria (2013), the 7th International Competition for Young Violinists (Senior Division), Novosibirsk (2013) – again the youngest ever violinist to hold such a title, winning the ’17 years and over’ category at just 13 – and the inaugural International Boris Goldstein Violin Competition in Bern, Switzerland (2015)

Hattori works regularly in Japan, performing at the most important concert venues and touring with major orchestras including the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.  During the 2014/2015 season she performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto on tour in Italy and Switzerland with the European Union Youth Orchestra and Vladimir Ashkenazy.  Other conductor collaborations include Justus Frantz, Jun’ichi Hirokami, Norichika Iimori, Yuki Kakiuchi, Naoto Otomo, Gintaras Rinkevičius, Tatsuya Shimono, and Sergey Smbatyan.

International festival appearances to date include the Aram Khachaturian International Festival as soloist with the State Youth Orchestra of Armenia, and the Trans-Siberian Arts Festival as soloist with the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Orchestra, and in chamber music with Vadim Repin.  Other chamber collaborations to date have included revered Russian cellist Natalia Gutman at the Interlaken Classics Festival, and duos with celebrated Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsuji.

Hattori’s debut recording – featuring Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy and Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No.1, with the Deutsches Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin and conductor Alan Buribayev – was released in Japan in 2016 by Avex Classics International, Ltd.

Moné Hattori plays a violin by Pietro Guarneri of Venice (1743) on loan from Ueno Fine Chemicals Industry, Ltd.

 

April 2017