Omiya Rintaro


Omiya Rintaro was born in Yokohama in 1981. He has studied the violin with Tatsumi Akiko and Hori Masafumi. Omiya has won prizes in various music competitions inside and outside Japan, including Third Prize in the 69th Music Competition of Japan, First Prize and Special Jury Prize in the Millennium New Classical Music Audition in 2000, Fifth Prize and the Audience Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition in 2001, Second Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition in France in 2002. He was a finalist in the Prague Spring International Music Competition in 2003, and he passed an audition for the NHK Symphony Orchestra when he was a senior at Toho Gakuen School of Music. In 2005, Omiya gave a recital (with pianist Shimizu Kazune at Oji Hall) at Mainichi Solisten sponsored by The Mainichi Newspapers. He played Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 Turkish with the Vienna Virtuoso. Omiya studied in Freiburg, Germany, for one year from December 2008 with a scholarship from Affinis Arts Foundation. He has participated in the Seiji Ozawa Music Academy and Saito Kinen Festival Matsumoto and is also active as a member of chamber orchestras/ensembles such as Kioi Hall Chamber Orchestra Tokyo (former Kioi Sinfonietta Tokyo), Hibiki, PACE, Virtuoso Quartet, and Quintet Speranza. Omiya is currently second violin (principal) in the NHK Symphony Orchestra.