MIKA AKIHA (Violin, Viola,...)
Mika Akiha began to study the violin at the age of four. She studied violin at the Toho Gakuen High School and the College of Music in Tokyo. When she was seventeen, she began to study the Baroque violin with Natsumi Wakamatsu. after graduating the Toho Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo, she went to Belgium to study with Sigiswald Kuijken at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Brussels, and passed her final exam for baroque violin and baroque viola with “grande distinction” mention.
She has given concerts in Europe,USA and Japan with Early Music groups such as Les Agremens, Il Gardellino, La Petite Bande, Il Fondamento, Le Concert Lorrain, Pygmalion, Ricercar consort, and Bach Collegium Japan, etc. and recorded several times for labels such as Klara, ACCENT, BIS, RICERCAR, Avex Classics, Challenge, ALM records, DENON et Mirare. etc.