Born in Osaka, Japan, Hina Maeda won First Prize at the 16th edition of the International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań in 2022, at the age of 20. She was also awarded four additional special prizes at the competition: for her rendition of Wieniawski’s Concerto, best performance of Wieniawski’s Caprice, best performance of a sonata, and best performance for works by Beethoven or Brahms.
Maeda is a recipient of several awards at home in Japan as well as abroad. She won First Prize in 2013 at the 67th Student Music Concours of Japan, Second Prize and the Iwatani Prize, selected by the audience, in the 88th Music Competition of Japan in 2019, and First Prize and Audience Prize in the 18th Tokyo Music Competition String Section in 2020. Other accomplishments include First Prize in the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition, the Kronberg Academy Scholarship, the Kirishima International Music Festival Award, and the Matsukata Hall Music Award.
She debuted with the Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra at age 11 and since then she has performed with the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and New Japan Philharmonic. Maeda is also active in solo recitals, chamber music, and outreach programmes. In 2020 and 2021, she had an artist residency with CHANEL Pygmalion Days.
In 2023 Maeda has performances in over 20 countries, at 60 different locations, including solo recitals, chamber concerts, and concerto performances with orchestras all over the globe.
Hina plays the 1715 Joachim Stradivarius violin on a kind loan from the Nippon Music Foundation.