Bio : Artists
Yuka Kadota : Violin II
Originally from Whitestone, New York, Yuka Kadota is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.M. and a performer diploma in violin performance. Ms. Kadota studied with professors Henryk Kowalski and Franco Gulli while at Indiana. After graduating from Indiana, she was invited as a guest student to study at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Sweden, for two years. In addition to performing as a soloist with several orchestras in the New York area, Ms. Kadota has given performances at The White House, the Vatican, and the U.N. General Assembly. She performed six seasons as associate concertmaster of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and has been a featured soloist with that orchestra performing Prokofiev's Second Violin Concerto, Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, and both Vivaldi and Piazzolla's Four Seasons. During that time, she was also the second violinist of the Freimann Quartet, the quartet in residence of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Since 2007, Ms. Kadota has performed regularly with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as an extra violinist, performing and touring with them in the U.S. and abroad and appeared for a full season with the CSO in 2011-12. She is an active chamber musician in Chicago and has been featured on live broadcasts on WFMT, Chicago's classical music station, with the International Chamber Artists. Ms. Kadota has been a member of the EMF faculty since 2004.