Japanese violin virtuoso

Daishin Kashimoto.
Daishin Kashimoto. / Daisuke Akita
  • Daishin Kashimoto is the First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic

The Gibraltar Philharmonic Society is presenting the First Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic, Daishin Kashimoto in a recital with pianist Eric Le Sage on Tuesday 14 March, 8pm at the Convent Ballroom. The concert is sponsored by the Parasol Foundation.

Daishin Kashimoto is a soloist in high demand across the globe. When he was three years old, his parents gave him an array of toy instruments: piano, clarinet, flute etc. He had his first lviolin lessons from Kumiko Etoh in Tokyo and then in 1986 he went to the Juilliard School of Music in New York as a young student. He moved to the Lübeck Musikhochschule in 1990. From 1999 to 2004 he was a pupil of Rainer Kussmaul at the Freiburg Musikhochschule.

Daishin Kashimoto has appeared as a soloist with many international orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Orchestre Nationale de France, Bavarian and Frankfurt Radio Symphony orchestras, Dresden Staatskapelle, St Petersburg Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Czech Philharmonic as well as the NHK Symphony. He has performed with conductors Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Semyon Bychkov, Sir Simon Rattle, Mariss Jansons and Charles Dutoit among others.

He is first prize winner of a long list of competitions, including the sixth Menuhin International Junior Violin Competition in UK in 1993.

Daishin will be accompanied on piano by Eric Le Sage, one of the leading pianists of his generation."

Eric has performed as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Dresden Philharmonic among many others.

The programme will feature compositions for violin and piano by G. Faure, J. Brahms and C. Franck.

Tickets priced at £20 are available from Sacarello's coffee shop and The Silver Shop or online at A limited number of tickets at £10 are available to senior citizens and students via the John Mackintosh Hall at 308 Main Street.