Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yurie Mitsuhashi started her violin studies at age 3. She moved to the United States in 1998, where she continued her studies with Nurit Pacht, a teacher with whom she would work until 2010. That year, she was selected to perform on From the Top and recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist’s Award, funds with which she was able to purchase her own professional instrument; in turn, she performed a set of outreach concerts in the public schools of Fort Lee, NJ, exemplifying the connection between dance and the dance forms of “classical music”. She thoroughly enjoys teaching and, in addition to private instruction, worked with children in the public schools of New Haven, CT through the Yale Music in Schools Initiative program as well as at the Morse Summer Music Academy as a Teaching Artist. This summer, she will be serving as a faculty member at the Lucy Moses School Summer String Fest at the Kaufman Music Center in NYC.
Yurie attended the Juilliard School for her undergraduate degree, where she was a student of the late Stephen Clapp and Hyo Kang. She continued her studies with Prof. Kang at the Yale School of Music, where she received her master’s degree this past May.