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.