2024 — Japanese Violinist Tsukushi Sasaki wins the Viktor Kalabis and Zuzana Růžičková Prize

at the Prague Spring Music Festival

The Japanese violinist Tsukushi Sasaki won the 1st prize at the 75th Prague Spring International Music Competition. Tsukushi was born 2000 in Tokyo where she began to play the violin at the age of three. In addition to the aforementioned the 1st prize, she won other prizes, including the 2nd prize and the audience prize at the 87th Music Competition of Japan and the 2nd prize at the Tokyo Music Competition.
Tsukushi has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, such as the Prague Philharmonia, Hofer Symphoniker and the other important orchestras in Japan. She will be invited to the Pau Casals Festival 2024 as a young artist.
She studied at Tokyo University of the Arts with Prof. Natsumi Tamai and took private lessons with Ms. Reiko Watanabe. Since April 2023, she continues her studies at Musikhochschule Lübeck with Prof. Heime Müller.