Born in 1991 in Osaka and raised in Kobe, Michiru Matsuyama was at the age of 4 when she received her first lessons on the violin and the piano.


As a teenager she won numerous first prizes including the International Music Competition in Osaka and the Great Wall Music Competition in Osaka. 

She also received the "Kobe Youth Prize“. 


She studied in Japan with Prof. Koichiro Harada at the Toho Highschool of Music.

Since 2010 Michiru has been living in Germany where she has been studying with Professor Kolja Blacher at the Hanns Eisler School of Music in Berlin. She graduated with a Bachelor degree in 2014.

Afterwards she completed her Master studies with Prof. Natalia Prishepenko (former member of the famous Artemis Quartet) in Dresden.

In addition to that she has also been studying with Prof. Carolin Widmann at the Hochschule für Musik Leipzig as part of the Meisterklasse program since 2017.


Recent successes are a 2nd prize at the International Violin Competition 

„Königin Sophie Charlotte" and a 3rd prize at the International Violin Competition "Rodolfo Lipizer" in Italy.


In 2015 she was a semi-finalist in the prestigious competition "Concours Reine Elisabeth“ in Brussels.


Currently, she plays a violin made by Camillus Camilli from 1742 made available by


the "Deutsche Musikinstrumentenfonds.“