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Lisa Ueda works regularly in Europe and Asia as a soloist and recitalist, hailed as "a passionate performer - all works polished with much attention to detail, musical shape and structure" (Ongaku-no-Tomo).

She made her concerto début with the Kansai Philharmonic in 2009. Her Wigmore Hall début recital through the prestigious Kirckman Concert Society Award as the Ueda/Rinaldo Duo was received with critical acclaim. The Duo have embarked on a highly acclaimed Scotland Tour through winning the Tunnell Trust Award, have had a successful Japan Tour in January '16, and have released their first CD album in Autumn 2017 under the Heritage label.

Her latest concerto and recital venues include the Wigmore Hall, St John's Smith Square, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly, St George's Bristol, Teatro Verde Italy, Symphony Hall Japan, Oji Hall Japan, Izumi Hall Japan, and Festival Hall Japan.
1st prize winner in many competitions, Lisa has received the ABRSM Macklin Bursary Award, Carr-Gregory Award, San Martino Scholarship, Bach Prize, Goetze Bequest Award, Arthur Hervey Scholarship, Clumber Studio Scholarship, Kobler Award, Poulett Scholarship, D Day Fund Award, Moir Carnegie Prize for Violin, among others.
Also a vibrant chamber musician, Lisa performs with colleagues and mentors alike in festivals throughout the season; you can hear her in action as part of the Anern String Trio and the Ueda/Rinaldo Duo.

Collaborating with artists of her time has encouraged Lisa to première works including the World première of Nobuya Monta's Violin Concerto (written for Lisa). Other world premières include Robert Matthew-Walker's Sonata no 2 (recording released in 2016 by Guild), Dmitri Smirnov's Dream Journey and Nobuya Monta's Otohime. UK premieres include Monta's Sakura Mai and Tomiko Kohjiba's Rublyov's Door performed at the Barbican.

A unique international education has made Lisa the artist she is today: Lisa was born and raised in Japan, but was educated at Osaka International School where she achieved the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and IB Bilingual Diploma. She studied violin with Miyuki Emura and Hisako Tsuji, during which she performed in London, Boston Tanglewood, Toronto, Shanghai, Munich, Geneva, and Vienna to name a few. Upon completing high school, Lisa moved to London on a full ABRSM International Scholarship, where she graduated with First Class Honours from the Royal Academy of Music (RAM). She completed her Masters degree with Distinction on a scholarship from RAM, under the tutelage of Richard Deakin. She has also received classes from Tasmin Little and Gyorgy Pauk whilst at the RAM and since.

Lisa plays on a 1775 Antonio Gagliano on kind loan.

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