Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]


Sayaka Shoji is the first Japanese and youngest winner at the Paganini Competition in Genoa in 1999.
She was born into an artistic family and spent her childhood in Siena, Italy. She studied at Hochschule für Musik Köln under Zakhar Bron and graduated in 2004. Her other teachers have included Sashko Gawrillow, Uto Ughi and Shlomo Mintz.

Zubin Mehta has been her strong supporter. When Shoji auditioned for him in 2000, he immediately changed his schedule in order to make her first recording with the Israel Philharmonic possible in the following month, then invited her to perform with Bavarian State Opera and Los Angeles Philharmonic. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)


70 responses to “Fabulous Performances: Sayaka Shoji – Tchaikovsky : Violin Concerto in D major op.35 (YouTube Viral – 2,429,203 [posted: Oct 14, 2011]

  1. It is so wonderful when young dreams turn into reality.
    (Google., What can I say – possibly will be called int he future “The Great Destroyer” Looks at it this way – her music now freed from data and digits – real life music was intended. There and then , then a memory.

  2. Thank you so much George for liking few of my posts, Best regards,

  3. This is the best I’ve heard. She paces herself beautifully.

  4. A yes – laws and lawyers. ::sigh: in cases like this one it is SO short-sighted, since viewing this video is likely to increase sales, not the other way around, and the concert is, as you say, already sold out. I could NEVER make it as a lawyer – financially or spiritually, and wonder what drives those who are attracted to this stuck-in-the-box “chess-game” field.

    Still, it was wonderful to read your text – and listen to the others. THANKS.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

    • Thanks a lot indeed…I cound’ve deleted the post if it wasn’t for the irony! You tube lost its soul when taken over by google!

      • The actions, decisions (and tweets!) of Corporate Capitalists indicate that they are a heartless tribe — most of them selfish and shallow one-note sambas. Not that these Midas worshipers care what the rest of us think, I’m sure, barely noticing as long as the metrics indicate that the money will continue to pour in.

        Not ALL, of course, but a large enough number to characterize the category.

      • My thoughts exactly!

  5. Thank you for all the likes!
    I am really grateful.


    I’ve nominated for the Liebster Award. No pressure.


    Continued Love, Light and Blessings, Emma

  7. Immensely beautiful post.Thank you for liking my posts.Best regards.Jaal

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    • Thanks, I’m glad you enjoyed it! check out other posts, with great music and performing. I try to identify and post as much as time allows!

  10. Te he nominado al premio The Inner Peace and The Lighthouse Awards que tengas una buena semana

  11. Te he nominado al premio Dardo es un reconocimiento a muy especial porque reconoce valores personales, éticos, culturales y literarios transmitidos a través de la escritura.

  12. Wow! What exceptional talent! 🙂

  13. Beautiful and nothing excites me more that the amazing talent of a young performer.

  14. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    you are so welcome…
    cold windy days like I am having here,
    was a perfect time to sit with a cup of coffee and listen to your choice of music..
    I’ll be around for the next ones..!

  15. LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words

    watching her one could see her as part of the music itself…
    what a wonderful video, I had not heard of her..this was a special treat this afternoon…so gifted….
    Thank you for sharing GeorgeB….
    Take Care…You Matter…..

    • Thanks Maryrose…Indeed one with the spirit of music: it’s like through her the composers himself addresses us!

      I appreciate your comment, and am glad you enjoyed the music….there is more to come!

  16. I grew up playing the violin (and piano, and singing). Tchaikovsky has always been my favorite classical composer. Interestingly, many of my favorite rock/pop stars have a classical music background, like Paul McCartney and Billy Joel, just to name two.

    • Or Regina Spektor, You’re right: there are so many ways to express one feelings, the way one desires. Many find the break from the castigating means of training glowing with inspiration and self realisation! Thanks for the thought, and check out some on Regina’s compositions (you can use the search engine on my website, or on the you tube!)

  17. Just as enjoyable this time as the first time I listened to her on your site. Many thanks!.

  18. Te he nominado al Versatile Blogger Award, enhorabuena, gracias por seguirme, que tengas un prospero año 2014

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  21. Christmas night holy aside worries and sorrows. Open your heart and gets a touch of blessing that flows over the world tonight!

    Whether this year’s holidays will fill your heart with joy, confidence, hope and love. And Santa will bring the most desired and unexpected gifts and those close to you.
    Merry Christmas

    • Thank you very much for the many cheers for this Saint Night. And indeed the gifts are many, and soul warming both in blogosphere as in the reality.
      I wish you the same, hoping we’ll be doing again…Next year!



  22. Estas nominada a Sisterhood of the World Award, enhorabuena…

  23. Absolutely fantastic! Thanks for posting, George. I love it!

  24. Fabulous, George, many thanks.

  25. Her performance is a good tone. I am glad that you introduced a Japanese woman.

  26. This is really amazing!!

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