Instruments: Violin & Viola
Styles: Orchestra, Fiddle
Ages: All Ages & Levels
Specialties: Suzuki Method
Yukina is an enthusiastic performer and chamber musician. She is Principal 2nd Violin at Mankato Symphony Orchestra, in addition to performing with the professional orchestras of Duluth, Sioux Falls, La Crosse, and Rochester. She has performed at most major venues around Minnesota, including the Ordway Music Theater and Concert Hall, Orpheum Theater, Target Center, and Xcel Energy Center. In the Schubert Club Competition in 2016, she placed first. She was also selected to solo with the Kenwood Symphony Orchestra as their Master’s Concerto and Aria Competition winner for 2016.
Yukina began taking violin lessons at age six with the Suzuki Method. She holds a Bachelor’s of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Minnesota, where she studied under renowned pedagogue Sally O’Reilly.
Music is an integral part of my life, and I am committed to sharing my love and passion for it. I received certification for Suzuki Books 1-2 from Kathy Wood, whose guidance has been invaluable. I am comfortable teaching violin and viola students of all levels, and prefer to accommodate a student’s needs and interests than to follow a strict method. Many of my students enjoy working with a combined Suzuki method with supplemental materials, such as exercises, fiddle music, or orchestra music.