Ran Matsumoto


A violinist and the winner of Miss Japan.
Won 1st place at the Osaka International Music Competition after graduating from Toho Gakuen University. Won the Osaka Shichou Award. Performed for 2003 Pacific Music Festival, and 2004 Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival. Studied under Haitink, Gergiev, and Eschenbach.
In 2008, performed as soloist, and performed with Royal Chamber Orchestra. She has performed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, Japan Viutuoso Orchestra, and Japan Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2006, became a member of “Takahashi Chisako 12nin Violinist”, and performed with them for 3 years until going solo. In August 2009, made her CD debut with the album “Ran ing” (Warner Music Japan). A downloadable edition of the album was released on iTunes before the release of the CD, and marked 1st place on the Classic chart.
Won Miss Japan “Miss Kimono” at the 41st 2009 Miss Japan Contest. As “Miss Kimono”, she performed in front of Ma Ying-jeou in Taiwan.
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