"I found her playing very natural and open with fine quality of the viola sound and solid technique. " - Nobuko Imai

Mari Adachi born in Tokyo, Japan. She began the violin at the age of four.

She studied violin and viola at the Toho Gakuen Music School and she has been pursuing her career in viola since 2004.

She studied chamber music at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts.

In 2013 she graduated with the highest mark and distinction on her Master Diploma and in 2015 she graduated for her Soloist Master Diploma at The Lausanne Conservatory.

Since 2011 she has been a member of Camerata de Lausanne directed by Pierre Amoyal and she performs in Switzerland, France, Turkey, Russia.

Since 2013 she was the associate principal violist at the Tirol Symphony Orchestra in Innsbruck in Austria.

Currently she is based in Tokyo and passionate about new projects as a solist and also as a chamber musician such as Quartet L'estro Armonico she has founded.

She got the special Award and the excellent performance Award at the Kirishima International Music Festival in 2005,1st prize and the Ravel Award at 6th Osaka International Music Competition ensemble department.

At the International Academy in Semmering in Austria, she won the soloist prize and the prize winner concert has been broadcast on ORF (Österreichischer Rundfunk) in Austria.

At the Baden-Baden Carl Fresh Academy, she won the Förderverein Award and the special award.

She played the principal viola in Seiji Ozawa Music School Opera projects and Orchestra projects in Japan and China.

She played in Bemberg Symphony as a guest principal violist.

She has been a member of Estonian Festival Orchestra since she appeared on the Pärnu Music Festival in 2016 by Paavo Järvi's recommendation.

As soloist she has appeared with Baden-Baden Philharmonie, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Tokyo Juventus Philharmonic and Nippon Symphony.

Her performance has been broadcast by the TV Asahi Corporation program “Untitled Concert” and the NHK-FM radio program “Recital NOVA”.

She studies the violin under Isako Shinozaki, the viola under Mazumi Tanamura, Siegfried Führlinger, Nobuko Imai, Gilad Karni, chamber music under Johannes Meissl. And she attended a number of master classes in Japan and Europe.

Since she coached the chamber music lessons for amateur at the Verbier International Music Festival in Switzerland, she has begun to teach.

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Short Profile

Date of Birth1984-10-29
Born inJapan, Asia
Home LocationTokyo, Japan
Main languageEnglish
Additional languages German,  Japanese 
attended UniversitiesUniversität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, Haute Ecole de Musique de Lausanne