Tamaki Sugimoto

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Cello

Location: Royal College of Music

Cellist Tamaki Sugimoto performs extensively across the UK, Europe and Japan. She is a recipient of various prizes including The Wolfson Foundation Instrumental Award, The Kobe International Music Competition (2nd prize), North London Festival’s D’Addario Strings Prize and All Japan Arts Competition (1st prize).
Her recent concert venues include Wigmore Hall, Barbican, Konzerthaus Berlin as well as Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and as a passionate chamber musician, she has appeared with artists such as Yura Lee, David Quiggle, Julian Jacobson, Lisanne Soeterbroek, Michael Foyle and Leonid Gorokhov. Her orchestral experience includes working with the London Symphony Orchestra, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra (Germany) and Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble (Japan). Her growing interest in contemporary music has lead to engagements with London Sinfonietta, An Assembly as well as Apartment House at London Contemporary Music Festival, which has been recorded for BBC Radio 3.
Having previously graduated from the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, she is currently studying with Melissa Phelps at the Royal College of Music, where she holds The Linbury Scholarship.
Tamaki is truly grateful to The Linbury Trust and Help Musicians UK for their generous support.