Mio Imai

All prize winners
First Prize
Nationality: Japanese
Instrument: Violin
Date of birth 2010/06/18

Mio Imai began playing the violin at age 4, and studies violin with Kimberly Fisher, the principal second violin of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

Mio made her first appearance as a soloist with the New York Session Symphony at the age of 9, followed by Rowan String Ensemble of Rowan University, Temple University Youth Chamber Orchestra, Old York Road Symphony, Ambler Symphony and Main Line Symphony Orchestra in the USA.

She won the 1st prize in Il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition for Young Violinists (Italy; 2023). Mio is also a former major prize winner at the USA MTNA National Competition (USA; 2022; 3rd prize), the Leonid Kogan International Competition (Belgium; 2021; 2nd prize) and the Chicago Violin International Competition (USA; 2021; 3rd prize).

She played in masterclasses for renowned violinists and string quartets, including Ida Kavafian, Karen Aroutiounian, Takacs Quartet, Robert Chen and Juliette Kang. Mio plays chamber and orchestral music in Center for Gifted Young Musicians Program, Temple University.

If you are interested in working with Mio, please get in touch with the EMCY Office.


J. S. Bach, Partita No.3 in E major, BWV1006
J. S. Bach, Partita No.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, Gigue F. Kreisler, Recitativo and Scherzo, Op.6
M. Daugherty, Viva for Violin
N. Paganini, Caprice No. 5, No. 9, No.13
H. Wieniawski, Etude-Caprice No.4, Op.18

With Piano
B. Bartok, Roumanian Folk Dance
A. Beach, Romance, Op.23
L. Beethoven, Violin Sonata No.8 in G major, Op.30 No.3 J. Brahms, Scherzo in C minor, WoO2
G. Dinicu/J. Heifetz, Hora Staccato
F. Kreisler, Schon Rosmarin
F. Kreisler, Praeludium and Allegro
J. Massenet, Meditation from Thais
W. A. Mozart, Violin Sonata in G major, K.301
N. Paganini, Moto Perpetuo
M. Ponce/J. Heifetz, Estrellita
H. Wieniawski, Scherzo-Tarantelle, Op.16

Chamber music
L. Beethoven, String Quartet Op.18, No.4
C. Debussy, String Quartet in G minor, Op.10
A. Dvorak, String Quartet in G major, Op.106
J. Haydn, String Quartet in D major, Op.71 No.2
J. Haydn, String Quartet in G major, Op.77 No.1
F. Mendelssohn, String Quartet in D major, Op.44 No.1 W. A. Mozart, String Quartet No.6 in B flat Major, K.159 W. A. Mozart, String QUartet No.7 in E flat major, K.160 W. A. Mozart, String Quintet No.1 in B flat major, K.174 F. Price, String Quartet No.1 in G major

With Orchestra
J.S. Bach, Concerto in A minor, BWV1041
J.S. Bach, Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV1043 M. Bruch, Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.26
C. Carrara, Magic Violin Dance
J. Haydn, Concerto in G major
E. Lalo, Symphonie Espagnole, Op.21
F. Mendelssohn, Concerto in E minor, Op.64
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.3 in G major, K.216
W. A. Mozart, Concerto No.5 in A major, K.219
C. Saint Saens, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op.28 A. Vivaldi, The Four Seasons – Spring, Summer
H. Wieniawski, Concerto No.2 in D minor, Op.22


Mio Imai, Mozart / Concerto No.3 in G Major, KV 216, Allegro (Il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition for Young Violinists 2023)
Mio Imai, H.Wieniawski / Concerto No.2 in D minor, Allegro moderato (Il Piccolo Violino Magico International Competition for Young Violinists 2023)

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