JUN 2016 -- I had a delightful time teaching at two new festivals this summer, Music Mountain Festival and Orford Musique (in Canada). Additionally, it was a highlight of my spring to perform the Stravinsky Violin Concerto again with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, this time in Carnegie Hall!! See the review here
DEC 2015 -- From the honor of opening Mistral Music's December concerts with Bach's monumental 15-minute Chaconne to premiering a new work by Christopher Theofanidis with ECCO at Yellowbarn in Putney, VT and Dallas, TX, to a final chamber music performance in Philadelphia, it has been a wonderful last month of laughter, beautiful music-making, and meaningful collaborations! See our ECCO review from our Dallas performance!
NOV 2015 -- It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks! It was such a highlight of this fall to work with the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in the humorous, daunting, and balletic Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Here are three reviews, from the Boston Musical Intelligencer, from The Boston Globe, and from The Daily Free Press
OCT 2015 -- It was wonderful to meet such lovely musicians and people through the Chameleon Ensemble in Boston over the weekend. Here is the review of the performance from the Boston Globe!
JUN 2015 -- New England Conservatory has posted my 2012 TEDx talk at the University of Tokyo: http://necmusic.edu/faculty/ayano-ninomiya
APR 15, 2015 -- It is with bittersweet feelings that I leave the Ying Quartet and my teaching position at the Eastman School of Music in July after 5 wonderful years. Starting in September 2015, I will be joining the faculty of the New England Conservatory in Boston: http://necmusic.edu/ninomiya-teach-nec
MAR 27, 2015 -- I am going back to my hometown of Boston to give a violin masterclass at the New England Conservatory!
FEB 10, 2015 -- The Ying Quartet trip to New Zealand was incredible! The New Zealand Quartet members were such gracious hosts and delightful people and musicians to collaborate with! I was able to stay two extra days at the end of the festival to hike and kayak in gorgeous, uplifting, Abel Tasmin National Park. There, I heard the most cacophonous and melodious Tui bird calls, fell in love with Archery, and stayed at a beautiful guest house in neighboring Marahau with Jean-Francois and Claire, who are wonderful musicians.
JAN 15, 2015 -- It has been a busy start to the year with performances at Wolf Trap (VA), Historical Society (NYC), at Hamilton Chamber Music (Ontario, Canada), for the University of Rochester, and at the Chamber Music America conference (NYC) but I am also busy practicing for the Adam Chamber Music Festival in New Zealand that is coming up!
SEPT 6, 2013 -- It was such a musically rich experience collaborating with pianist Timothy Lovelace again at the Evermay Estate on the S&R Foundation's OVERTURES SERIES!
May 20, 2012 -- I gave at the University of Tokyo for their TEDx event called: "Living Music."
MAY 2011 -- I got to meet the legendary sumo wrestler Konishiki and worked with him to develop a benefit performance and auction to benefit the Tohoku Earthquake. All proceeds went to Konishiki's Kids Foundation
JUL 2010 -- I joined the Ying Quartet as first violinist and am moving to Rochester to teach at the Eastman School, where the Ying Quartet has been in residence for almost 20 years! See Strad Magazine