Mayuki Fukuhara began his music studies at the age of seven. At the age of 12 he had already won the International Music Festival Grand Prix in Japan. Mr. Fukuhara came to the United States at age 19 to study with violinists Ivan Galamian and Jaime Laredo at the Curtis Institute. He continued his studies in New York at The Mannes School of Music, where he was a student of Felix Galimir.
Mr. Fukuhara is currently the concertmaster of New York Scandia Symphony and Saint Luke’s Chamber Orchestra. He has performed extensively at the Marlboro and the Caramoor Festivals in New York. During the summer Mr. Fukuhara performs with the Saito Kinen Festival in Japan under the direction of Sergii Ozawa and also finds time for teaching at Bennington’s Chamber Music Conference in Vermont.
His recording of J.S. Bach’s Violin Concertos with Saint Luke’s Chamber Orchestra has been released on the Music Master label. Mr. Fukuhara appeared as soloist with the Scandia Symphony on several occasions, including a US Premiere of the Violin Concerto “Trypticon” by Danish composer Jan Maegaard in Trinity Church, in the ‘Violin Concerto’ by Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman and in “Suite for Violin and Strings” by Jean Sibelius at the Scandinavian Music Festival.