Akiko Hosoi

Eleva...elevating the human spirit through music.

Principal Second Violin

Akiko Hosoi has had an international career from an early age. While attending the Purcell School of Music in London under the British Government Music and Ballet Scholarship, she performed throughout the country, as well as toured throughout Malta, Russia, Japan, and Finland, and as a third-prize winner in the 4th Uralsk International Violin Competition in Kazakhstan, she performed with the West Kazakhstan Philharmonic Orchestra. She then enrolled in the Cleveland Institute of Music and then The Juilliard School. Currently she is Concertmaster of the Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra and has positions in the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and the Stamford Symphony Orchestra, and performs with many tri-state area ensembles, and in 2016 she helped establish the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra. She also performed solo recitals annually in Tokyo. As an orchestral player, she has worked with conductors Herbert Blomstedt, James Levine, Fabio Luisi and Kurt Masur. Always trying to inspire the younger generation, Akiko is in high demand as a violin instructor. As well as teaching privately in NYC, she has been an active member of Nesin Cultural Arts, where she is a co-founder and violin/chamber music faculty of the Aspiring Young Musicians Program.