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Mizuki Ueda  currently serves as a tutti cellist at the Györ Philharmonic Orchestra. At the same time, she is a member of the Webern Kammerphilharmonie, a Vienna-based chamber orchestra. She is a regular contributor to stages as a soloist and chamber musician alike, including the Young Artists Series (Fiatal Müvészek Sorozata) in Budapest. In 2016, her charity concert was featured in the Budaörsi Television. Since late 2013, she is a private student of Mr. Tamás Varga, the principal cellist of the Vienna Philharmonic.


Mizuki began playing the cello at age 9 under the guidance of Mr. Tadao Takahashi in Japan. In early 2003, her family moved to Vancouver, Canada, where she was a student of Mr. Joseph Elworthy. Later same year, she returned to Japan where she continued to work with Mr. Takahashi. In 2006, she became a student of Mr. Tetsuya Kiuchi at the music faculty of Senzoku Gakuen High School. Following the graduation in 2009, she was admitted to the class of Prof. Csaba Onczay at the Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012 and Master of Arts degree in 2014, both with highest honors in Cello Performance. Her chamber music tutors at the institution were: Miklós Perényi, Gábor Csalog, Rita Wagner, Géza Hargitai, Károly Botvay, Gulyás Márta and Miklós Spányi. From 2015 to 2017, she studied chamber music at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien in Austria under the guidance of Professors Johannes Meissl, Peter Matzka and Gottfried J. Pokorny. 


Her achievements include such prizes as: "Verein der Freunde der Wiener Philharmoniker" scholarship (2016), Second Prize at 9th "Alpe Adria" International Chamber Music Competition in Udine, Italy (2015), Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship offered by the Hungarian government (2014-15), Silver Medal at 5th Svirel International Competition in Štanjel, Slovenia (2013), First Prize at 10th Jubilee International Festival-Contest for Youth Creativity in Budapest, Hungary (2011), Second Prize at Kamakura Music Competition in Kamakura, Japan (2004 and 2008).


Mizuki took part in numerous master classes and international music festivals such as: Grafenegg Academy Orchestra, International Orchestra Institute Attergau (Austria), Cervo Sommerakademie (Italy), Allegro Vivo Chamber Music Festival (Austria), Kusatsu International Music Academy and Festival (Japan), Miszla Chamber Music Festival (Hungary), Cello Masterclass in Sarstedt (Germany), International Cello Masterclass in Rheineck (Switzerland), Gifu-Liszt Master Course (Japan) where she had the fortuity to work with world's prominent musicians including: Wolfgang Böttcher, Troels Svane, Tamás Varga, Miklós Perényi, László Fenyo, Danjulo Ishizaka, Emilio Colón, Alexander Bailie, Marko Ylönen, Gustav Rivinus, Antonio Mostacci, Barnabás Kelemen, José Gallardo, Marianne Piketty, Malcolm Bilson, Péter Komlós, Hiro Kurosaki and the Panocha Quartet.



Her stage appearances by far took place in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan. Among others the venues were: Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, Müpa Budapest, Bartók Memorial House, St. Matthias Church, Museum of Music History, Russian Cultural Center in Budapest, Residence of Japanese Ambassador in Hungary, Embassy of Azerbaijan in Hungary, Rákoshegyi Bartók Zeneház, Benczúr House, Marczibány Téri Kultrális Központ, Aura Hall of Eötvös Lórand University, Grand Hall/Solti Hall/Chamber Hall of Liszt Academy of Music, Festsaal im Magistratisches Berzirksamt Landstraße, Wolkenturm Grafenegg, Casino Baden, Okurayama Memorial Hall, Maeda Memorial Hall, Karura Hall, and Hayama City Hall.

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