Yasuraoka, Yu

Yu Yasuraoka was born in Japan and graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo. She moved to Europe in 1975 as a member of the International Menuhin Academy based in Holland and then in Gstaad, Switzerland. She moved to London in 1980, where she has lived since. Yu has played as a soloist with many of the leading orchestras in the UK and abroad and has recorded concertos for BBC Radio 3.

Yu has considerable experience in all aspects of professional music as a soloist, recitalist, chamber and orchestral musician, and a teacher. She has participated in a wide range of music from the baroque to the contemporary, the latter as a member of groups such as the Fires of London and the London Sinfonietta.

Yu began teaching whilst still a student in Japan and has since given masterclasses in Europe and in the Far East.