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Akiko Suwanai
Native name
諏訪内 晶子
Born February 7, 1972 (1972-02-07) (age 49)
Origin  Japan Tokyo
Genres Classical
Occupation(s) Violinist
Instruments Violin
Years active 1990 – Present
Labels Decca Records

Akiko Suwanai (諏訪内 晶子 , Suwanai Akiko, born February 7, 1972) is a Japanese classical violinist.

At the age of 18, she became the youngest winner of the International Tchaikovsky Competition in 1990. In addition, she was awarded second prize in the Paganini Competition and Queen Elisabeth Competition in 1989 and is a laureate of the Music Competition of Japan.

She has studied with Toshiya Eto at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, with Dorothy DeLay and Cho-Liang Lin at the Juilliard School of Music while at Columbia University, and with Uwe-Martin Haiberg at the Universität der Künste Berlin.

Until 2019 she played the 1714 Dolphin Stradivarius, on loan from the Nippon Music Foundation. After it was returned she received the "Charles Reade" Guarneri del Gesù on loan from Japanese collector Ryuji Ueno.

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