Violinist Noé Inui combines strength, energy, and virtuosity with sensitivity in his playing as an emerging international soloist and chamber musician. This season Mr. Inui tours Japan and has his Tokyo Philharmonic debut; performs recital in the U.S. at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and Missouri State University with YCA alumnus, pianist Vassilis Varvaresos; appears as soloist with the Orchester Deutsche Einheit and the Slovak Philharmonie; and attended the 2012 Verbier Academy where he received the Prix Julius Baer.
Recent highlights include performances of Taverna Bech’s “Proses Disperses” with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and conductor Paul Meyer at the Pala de la Musica in Barcelona; the Mendelssohn Concerto with the Nagoya Philharmonic at the opening of the Nagoya International Music Festival; engagements as soloist with the Westmoreland and Bryan symphonies in the U.S.; and recitals at the Morgan Library & Museum in New York and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. He has also appeared in Japan at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Casals Hall and in Europe as concerto soloist with orchestras including the Philharmonic Orchestra of Liège in Belgium; on tour with the Braunschweiger Staatsorchester in Germany, and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Thessaloniki, Greece. A favorite of pianist Martha Argerich, Mr. Inui has performed at her festivals in Buenos Aires and Llao Llao in Argentina. A seasoned chamber musician, Mr. Inui is a member of the Carlo Van Neste Trio, which has released three CDs to date and is currently working on a recording project of the Mendelssohn piano trios.
Noé Inui won the 2008 European YCA Auditions in Leipzig at the Hochschule fur Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdi and the 2008-09 Young Concert Artists International Auditions in New York. He was also awarded YCA’s Buffalo Chamber Music Society Prize, the Paramount Theatre Prize, the Saint Vincent College Concert Prize, and the S & R Foundation Prize. In 2010, YCA’s Summis Auspiciis Prize sponsored his New York debut at Merkin Concert Hall, and the Alexander Kasza-Kasser Prize of YCA sponsored his Washington, DC debut at the Kennedy Center.
Born in Brussels in 1985 to a Greek mother and a Japanese father, Mr. Inui started violin lessons at four. From the age of 14, he studied with Suzanne Gessner in Paris, continuing at the Paris Conservatory with Olivier Charlier (YCA Alumnus), with Ulf Hoelscher in Karlsruhe, Germany, and with Rosa Fain at the R. Schumann Conservatory in Dusseldorf. He performs on a Tomaso Balestrieri (Mantua) violin (c 1764); resides in Dusseldorf; and is fluent in English, French, German, Japanese, and Greek.
[Pronounced: Noh-weh Ee-new-ee]