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Jack Haynes

Jack Haynes

Artist Manager
Melanie Moult

Melanie Moult

Associate Director


Worldwide general management with Askonas Holt

About Coco

Hailed by critics and audiences alike, Japanese violinist Coco Tomita first gained recognition after winning the BBC Young Musician 2020 Strings Category. Her success led to an invitation to record a debut album with Orchid Classics and numerous approaches by music festivals across the UK. She was named ‘One to watch’ by Gramophone Magazine and a ‘Young Classical Star’ by Classic FM.

Her debut album Origins received a succession of rave reviews from The Strad, Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and The Guardian, among others, and was selected as Disc of the Month by Apple in April 2022.

Based in London and Berlin, Coco recently completed her triumphant debut tour of Japan, highlights of which were her concerto debut with Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Masahiko Enkoji, and Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Axelrod at the Suntory Hall, Tokyo. She has also appeared as a soloist with London Mozart Players, Philharmonie Baden-Baden and Bath Philharmonia.

In recital Coco performs regularly with Simon Callaghan. This season she makes her debut at the Dubai Opera and has several appearances around the UK. Last season Coco made debuts at Harrogate International Festival and St George’s Hall, Bristol.

She has won numerous prizes at international competitions and festivals, including Golden Medals at the Vienna and Berliner International Music competitions and the Carl Flesch Prize at the Carl Flesch Academy.

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Sample Programmes

  • 24/25 (1)

    FRANZ SCHUBERT: Violin Sonata Grand Duo in A major D574 TORU TAKEMITSU: From Far Beyond Chrysanthemums and November Fog CLAUDE DEBUSSY: Violin Sonata in G minor, L 140 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: 24 Preludes for piano op 34 arr. for Violin & Piano (selection) or SERGEI PROKOFIEV: Five Melodies Op. 35 DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Sonata for Violin and Piano in G major Op. 134

  • 24/25 (2)

    JOHANNES BRAHMS: Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major Op. 100 "Meistersinger" F-A-E Sonata MAURICE RAVEL: Violin Sonata No. 1 IGOR STRAVINSKY: Divertimento for Violin and Piano


  • Debut Recording: Origins (Orchid Classics)

    Mar 2022
    • I can well imagine that before long Coco Tomita will be celebrated among the best younger violinists...

    • In the opening movement of Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2 Tomita combines tonal sweetness with a welcome tensile element […]. In the central ‘Blues’ movement Tomita enjoys the jazzy swoops and slides without over-doing them, and her pizzicatos have a crack of emotional urgency to them. […] This is a fresh, consistently stimulating account of Ravel’s sonata. In Poulenc’s Violin Sonata sparks fly in the opening movement, as they should, the astringent edges sharpened by Tomita’s clean attack and spot-on intonation. …this is a richly promising recording debut.

    • ...the BBC young violinist’s debut is a winner… The playing, technically dazzling and characterful, bursts with musical intelligence […]. The choice of repertoire, of her own devising, is a refreshing mix.

    • A head-turning debut from BBC Young Musician strings winner… …this crisply captured programme […] is outstanding. …there’s the sinuously curling, time-suspended beauty that Tomita weaves for Lili Boulanger’s Nocturne; her more softly cloaked tone for Debussy’s Beau soir; and the world of colour and emotion that she packs into just the first phrase of Hubay’s glittering Fantaisie brillante, moving from a piercingly poignant wail to sweet tenderness. More please.

    • 10 Best Classical Albums of the month (April 2022) This superb debut album emerged from Coco Tomita’s triumph in the Strings category of the 2020 BBC Young Musician competition. […] the Japanese violinist gives us a well-chosen selection of (mainly) early 20th-century music for violin and piano […] each brilliantly differentiated and characterized, reveal a big musical personality

      • Apple Music
      • 07 March 2022