BBC Introducing Classical Artist – Yume Fujise is a Japanese violinist currently living in London. Recently she has been appearing live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune on numerous occasions and has performed in major international venues, such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and Forbidden City Hall (Beijing).
Yume has been a prize winner at numerous competitions, including North London Festival D’Addario Competition (2017), The EuroAsia International Competition (2015), Singapore National Teachers Association Competition (2010), and Trinity London Competition (2005). Yume performs regularly as soloist and has appeared with orchestras such as the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, Hague Philharmonic Orchestra, Singapore National Youth Orchestra, Essex Youth Orchestra, Kingston Chamber Orchestra, Royal College of Music Philharmonic and Saffron Walden Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed at music festivals, such as the Menuhin Festival Gstaad and the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival.
After starting the violin at the age of three, Yume was invited to study at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Lutsia Ibragimova and at the Kunst Universität Graz with Boris Kuschnir. Yume is currently studying her Masters degree after completing her Bachelor of Music at the Royal College of Music, London (RCM) with Mark Messenger and Alina Ibragimova on an ABRSM full scholarship. During her time at the RCM, Yume has already won the 2014 and 2018 Violin Competition and 2015 Concerto Competition and 2017 Concerto Competition.
In 2017, Yume performed Brahms Violin Concerto under the baton of Maxim Vengerov and performed numerous recitals and concertos in Europe and Asia. As well as performing solo, she is an avid chamber musician. She is a frequent artist at the Seiji Ozawa International Academy in Rolle, Switzerland since 2016. Yume has also recently joined Nicola Benedetti’s quartet. As well as forming her own chamber group, the Kleio Quartet.
Yume has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned artists including Ivry Gitlis, Pinchas Zukerman, Shlomo Mintz, Zakhar Bron, Maxim Vengerov, Pierre Amoyal, Ana Chumachenco and Steven Isserlis.
She is grateful for the generous support of the Soiree d’Or Scholar Foundation, Hattori Foundation (Junior Award & Senior Award) Lee Abbey Award, Henry Wood Accommodation Award, Help Musicians UK, The Countess of Munster Trust, Talent Unlimited and Mr. & Mrs. Rin Kei Mei.
Yume plays on a Jean Baptiste Vuillaume, Paris 1868 which has been generously loaned to her by Masahiro Suzuki.