Scroll for more


For availability, general inquiries and logistics


General management with Askonas Holt Partner Managers: Amati (Japan)

Follow Hina

About Hina

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.

Hina is based in Osaka, Japan

Download programme biography   


General management with Askonas Holt Partner Managers: Amati (Japan)

Follow Hina


Sample Programmes

  • Concert with Pablo Rossi in Sao Paulo, 14th May 2023

    Mozart – Sonata No21 E minor, K. 304 (1778) Wieniawski – Fantasia Brilliante from Gounod, Op. 20 (1865) Massenet – Meditation from Thais (1894/1898) Strauss – Sonata E minor, Op. 18 (1887)

  • Concert with Dayoon You at the Seoul Arts Centre, 3rd Sep 2023

    Bach - Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 (Hina) Bach - Fuga from Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 (Hina) Bartók - Tempo di ciaccona from Sonata for violin solo (Dayoon) Paganini- Caprice No. 24 (Dayoon) - intermission - Ysaÿe - Sonata for solo violin in D minor 'Ballade', Op.27, No.3 (Hina) Kreisler - Recitativo and Scherzo-Caprice (Dayoon) Wieniawski - Étude-Caprice for 2 violins, Op.18, No.1 (both) Wieniawski - Étude-Caprice for 2 violins, Op.18, No.2 (both) Wieniawski - Étude-Caprice for 2 violins, Op.18, No.4 (both) Prokofiev - Sonata for 2 violins, Op.56 (both)


  • First Prize at the 2022 Wieniawski International Violin Competition

    Poznań, Poland
    Oct 2022 - Oct 2022
    • Japanese violinist Hina Maeda has been awarded first prize at the 2022 Wieniawski International Violin Competition. Violinist and critic Heather Kurzbauer said: ’As Janine Jansen once told me: ”If you’re going to play music, you owe it to the composer to give it absolutely everything you have.” Hina most certainly does that. Her heart is well and truly on her sleeve.’ Maeda has previously been awarded prizes in the Tokyo Music Competition and the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition. She is currently studying with Machie Oguri, Koichi Harada and Mayuko Kamio at the Tokyo University of Music. On the panel for this year was the chair Augustin Dumay; vice-chair Daniel Stabrawa; conductors Agnieszka Duczmal and Christopher Warren-Green; French composer René Koering; violinists Barnabás Kelemen, Grzegorz Kotów, Bartłomiej Nizioł and Mariusz Patyra; violist Miguel da Silva; and cellist Jian Wang. Stabrawa, former Berlin Philharmonic concertmaster said: ’As jury members, we’re looking for an outstanding artist with proper intonation, a large and varied sound, and most importantly someone whose playing is sensitive, personal and highly unique. On a jury, or in an audience, we want to be surprised always by highly authentic and original performances’.