"...dazzlingly good chamber ensemble…
exuberantly expressive, intimate style…
gorgeously idiomatic playing’
The Times
Yuko Inoue
strings: viola

Winner of the 17th Budapest International Viola Competition, Yuko Inoue has performed as soloist throughout Europe and Japan with many orchestras, including the Hungarian State Philharmonic Orchestra, F. Liszt Chamber Orchestra, the Hall? Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra and performs frequently with Britain's most eminent string quartets and chamber ensembles. She has also appeared as guest principal with several orchestras including the Philharmonia, English Chamber, BBC Philharmonic orchestras and the London Sinfonietta.

Miss Inoue is a professor at the Royal Academy of Music in London and gives master classes throughout Europe and Japan.

Throughout 2011-2012 she directed a viola festival 'The British Viola- Romantic and Contemporary', which highlighted the relatively unknown viola works of early twentieth century British composers, alongside the works of current British talent. It was held at the RAM and was received with great enthusiasm not only by specialists but also by general public.

Miss Inoue plays on a viola by J. B. Vuillaume.

"This is among a short list of the most beautifully recorded discs of recent memory.
Yuko Inoue is one of the finest exponents of the viola working today." on the Romanze CD.

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06 Mar 2007
Internet review of 'Romanze

30 Nov 1999
Internet review of 'Romanze