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Narimichi kawabata

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Born in Tokyo in 1971. He started studying music after encountering the violin in his childhood after he was visually impaired.
After graduating from Toho Gakuen University, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1997, he graduated at the top of his class after being awarded the title of Special Artist Status, the second person in the RAM's history.
In 1998, he made his debut with the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Kenichiro Kobayashi at Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Since then, he has been active as a soloist based in the UK and Japan, giving numerous recitals every year and co-starring with many major orchestras both in Japan and abroad.

In 2004, he was the only Japanese artist to be invited to a recital series sponsored by Prince Charles, along with Maria João Pires, Heinrich Schiff, and others, and received high acclaim for his duo with a British pianist. In 2005, the performance of Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons" with the Bologna Opera House Chamber Ensemble at the Bologna Opera House in Italy received a standing ovation from a packed audience. In 2006, he was appointed as soloist with the Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra conducted by Hubert Soudant on a Japan tour, and also held recital tours in the United States, China, and other countries. In 2007, he performed the Japanese premiere of Wolf-Ferrari's "Violin Concerto in D major" with the Maribor National Opera Orchestra of Slovenia, and also served as a soloist in the orchestra's performance in Slovenia. In 2011, he was successful as a soloist with National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine Kyiv, one of the best orchestras in Europe, on a tour of Japan.

In 1999, the first album "On Wings of Song" and the second album "Ave Maria" (Victor Entertainment) were released, selling 200,000 copies.
In 2018, the 20th anniversary album "J.S.BACH Sonata and Partita for Unaccompanied Violin BWV 1001-1006" was released. 15 CDs have been released so far.
In addition, the 10th anniversary commemorative CD "The Best", the 11th CD, "Narimichi Kawabata : Playing Chrysler", and the 13th CD,
"Unaccompanied World : Narimichi Kawabata" were specially selected by Record Art Magazine.

He has also appeared in many popular programs such as "Tetsuko's Room" and "Hello from Studio Park".
For five years he served as a personality for FM Setagaya's "Narimichi Kawabata's Radio Strings". His well-received serialization in the stringed instrument magazine "Sarasate" has continued since 2007.
Since his debut, he has actively held charity concerts both domestically and abroad in addition to other music activities.
His videos and texts are used as teaching materials in junior high school music appreciation teaching materials, high school English and modern literature textbooks, high school entrance exam questions, and NHK radio high school lectures. He is a Special Support Ambassador of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.