Tetsuumi was born in Canada and began studying the 

violin at the age of 5. When he was eleven, Tetsuumi made his debut 

as a soloist with the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra, performing 

Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. In 2000, he was awarded a place at the 

prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School.

He continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 

London, on a full scholarship and obtained his BMus (Hons) and 

MMus Degrees. Tetsuumi is also a recipient of a Martin Musical Award.

In the UK, Tetsuumi has performed as a soloist with the North London 

Sinfonia, Guildford Symphony and Polesden Lacey Orchestras.

He has also participated in numerous international festivals such 

as the BBC Proms, Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, Freden 

Music Festival in Germany, City of London Festival, Soundwaves Festival 

in Brighton and the Paxos International Festival in Greece. 

Tetsuumi is a member of the Benyounes Quartet who are 2nd prize 

winners at the Orlando Competition in Holland and are quartet in 

residence at Bangor University. They have recently performed at the 

Wigmore Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus and at the Britten 100 Centenary 

weekend in Aldeburgh which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.