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Keiko
Iwata

first violin

Keiko Iwata grew up near the Japanese city of Nagoya, and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo in 1983. After meeting the renowned violinist, teacher and former principal violinist of the Concertgebouworkest Herman Krebbers at a violin competition in Munich, she moved to Amsterdam to study with him at the Sweelinck Conservatory in 1988.

Iwata joined the first violin section of the Concertgebouworkest in 1992. She also enjoys giving chamber music and school concerts in Japan.

Keiko Iwata plays a violin built in Cremona, Italy in 1758 by Nicola Bergonzi.

  • Enjoys giving chamber music concerts and school concerts in Japan
  • 1992 - first violinist Concertgebouworkest
  • 1988 - moves to Amsterdam for lessons with Herman Krebbers
  • 1983 - graduates from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokio
  • Plays on a Guadagnini built in 1764

Keiko Iwata grew up near the Japanese city of Nagoya, and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo in 1983. After meeting the renowned violinist, teacher and former principal violinist of the Concertgebouworkest Herman Krebbers at a violin competition in Munich, she moved to Amsterdam to study with him at the Sweelinck Conservatory in 1988.

Iwata joined the first violin section of the Concertgebouworkest in 1992. She also enjoys giving chamber music and school concerts in Japan.

Keiko Iwata plays a violin built in Cremona, Italy in 1758 by Nicola Bergonzi.