Himari © Hitoshi Iwakiri


Himari joins KD SCHMID for General Management

KD SCHMID is delighted to welcome Japanese violinist Himari for general management.

Himari began her violin studies in Japan under the tutelage of Koichiro Harada and Machie Oguri and gave her professional orchestral solo debut at age 6. As one of the youngest ever applicants, she entered The Curtis Institute of Music in 2022 and studies violin with Ida Kavafian.

Already performing with many of the leading orchestras in Japan, Himari is being recognised as an incredbile talent at 12 years of age and bright hope for the future.

She has won numerous top prizes at international violin competitions, including the grand prize at the International Competition for Young Violinists in Honor of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski. Additionally, she secured first prizes and special awards at the 12th Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition in Belgium, the 26th Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy, the 20th Scherkunchik International Music Competition in Russia, and the 2nd Leonid Kogan International Violin Competition in Belgium.

Director Naomi Ives says: “It is a huge honour that KD SCHMID has been entrusted to help nurture and protect such a talented young artist.  The KDS team will take great care to ensure that Himari is guided and encouraged to continue to develop her own unique musicality. Himari is a very bright, caring and happy person and we are all very much looking forward to working with her.”

Managing Director Karen McDonald says: "Himari is a once in a generation talent and her bubbly personality is infectious. We are thrilled to welcome her to KD SCHMID."

Himari says: “I am really excited to be joining KD SCHMID. I truly appreciate my teacher Ms. Ida and all who have been guiding me. I want to learn more repertoire and become an artist who can tell the wonderfulness of music to many people in the world through the violin that I love.”

Welcome to the KD SCHMID family Himari!