Born in Fukui in 1981, Japanese violist Megumi Kasakawa is a member of one of Germany's premiere contemporary groups, Ensemble Modern, with whom she has toured Europe and Japan in recent seasons. She has participated in the Open Chamber Music Festival of Prussia Cove in England and Japan’s Viola Space. In addition, she was awarded Geneva Conservatory's Albert Lullin Prize as well the Verbier Academy’s special prize for viola, which is sponsored by the Fondation Henri-Louis de la Grange. Ms. Kasakawa graduated in 2005 from Soai University in Osaka, Japan, and received her Soloist Diploma with distinction at the Geneva Conservatory as a student of Nobuko Imai.

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