Miki Tsunoda

Miki Tsunoda studied at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne after which she continued her studies at the Liszt Academy in Budapest with András Mihály, György Kurtág, Ferenc Rados, Ferenc Halasz and later with Lorand Fenyves in Toronto. She gave solo and chamber music concerts in Japan, China, South America, Italy and Australia.

At the age of sixteen, she founded her own string quartet which allowed her to develop her passion for chamber music, communication and self-expression. In 1998, she founded Duo Sol, together with pianist Caroline Almonte, which was considered one of the leading ensembles in Australia. Duo Sol won first prize at the prestigious International Chamber Music Competition Premio Trio di Trieste and was a finalist at the ARD Munich International Competition and the Vittorio Gui International Competition in Florence. Duo Sol performed in the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Italy, Japan, South America, Australia and New Zealand. They represented the Australian culture at the World Expo in Aichi, Japan, and were ambassadors during the celebration of 35 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and China in Beijing.

Miki Tsunoda has been Principal of second violins at the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra since 2008. As an orchestral musician, she has also worked with the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the Collective and the Luxembourg Philharmonic. She participated in Max Richter's Four Seasons of Vivaldi with the Momentum Ensemble in Melbourne and Sydney, the Flinders Quartet, the Australian Romantic Classical Orchestra and the Australian World Orchestra.