tetsumi nagata viola

Violinist and violist Tetsuumi Nagata was born in Canada and began studying the violin at the age of five. When he was twelve, he was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School where he studied with Hu Kun and Maciej Rakowski. He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama under the guidance of Professors David Takeno and Krzysztof Chorzelski.

Tetsuumi has performed regularly at venues such as the Wigmore, Barbican and Royal Festival Halls, The Sage Gateshead, the BBC Proms and abroad. He has attended masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove, Britten Pears Aldeburgh and ProQuartet in France with András Schiff, András Keller and members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, Belcea, Cleveland, Endellion, Hagen, Mosaïques and Takacs Quartets. Tetsuumi regularly performs the “Four Seasons” and other baroque concertos with Trafalgar Sinfonia at St. Martin-in-the-fields and has previously appeared with the Guildford Symphony, North London Sinfonia and the Vancouver Island Symphony. 

He has recently been appointed the new violist of the Piatti String Quartet with whom he has performed at the Cheltenham and Oxford Lieder Festivals, collaborated with Ian Bostridge, Julius Drake, Guy Johnston, Carole Presland, Simon Rowland-Jones and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. Future engagements include performances at the Wigmore Hall, the Aldeburgh Music Festival and a release of their new CD of British string quartets for Champs Hill Records. He is also a member of the Nidum Ensemble, Arensky Chamber Orchestra and regularly collaborates with 12 Ensemble.