Muneko Otani, violin

HSMF Violin Mentor Muneko OtaniMuneko Otani, violinist with the Cassatt String Quartet, is currently on the faculty of Columbia University, The Mannes College of Music and the Mozarteum Summer Festival in Salzburg.

She has performed as a soloist with the Tokyo Chamber Orchestra as well as the Norfolk Festival Orchestra. Ms. Otani has held fellowships at both the Banff and Tanglewood Summer Festivals. She received the Bachelor of Music degree in both performance and education from the Toho Academy of Music in Japan, where she studied with Toshiya Eto. She then continued her training at the New England Conservatory, where her principal teachers were Masuko Ushioda and Louis Krasner.

Ms. Otani plays a 1770 J.B. Guadagnini of Parma violin.

Apprentice applications:

MOZART: Concerto No. 3, 4, or 5 – 1st movement, exposition. BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 – 1st movement, measures 114-155. MOZART: Symphony No. 39 – 2nd movement, measures 1-27 without repeats. SCHUMANN: Symphony 2 – Scherzo, beginning to measure 54.

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