Hideko Udagawa on BBC Radio 3 - In Tune, 5pm on Thursday 8th April:
Katie Derham welcomes violinist Hideko Udagawa to coincide with her new album which includes the world premier of little-known pieces by Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov.
"This Japanese violinist has a commanding technique: a striking economy of left hand movement, without the slightest redundant muscular efforts; dazzlingly agile articulation in the highest positions; intonation in every register exact, bright and [with] sparkling tone."
“A former pupil of Nathan Milstein, Hideko Udagawa shares with her legendary teacher a propensity for revealing the violin’s natural soundworld by subtle coaxing rather than applied pressure”.
Julian Haylock BBC Music Magazine
“Udagawa’s mastery of the Russian school of violin playing is a tour de force.”
John Brunning, Classic FM Magazine (Editor’s Choice)
“The [Lyapunov] concerto’s rather grand manner suits Udagawa’s noble style and tone wonderfully well”
Tim Ashley, The Guardian
Hideko Udagawa made her orchestral debut in London with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras, playing Bruch's G minor concerto at the Barbican Hall. Highlights from her other engagements include performances with the Philharmonia under Leonard Slatkin, Royal Philharmonic under Paavo Jarvi, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic under Marek Janowski, City of Birmingham Symphony under Okko Kamu, London Mozart Players under Matthias Bamert, Russian National under Paavo Berglund, as well as Moscow Philharmonic, English Chamber, National Symphony, Bavarian Radio and Armenian Philharmonic Orchestras.