Daishin Kashimoto

“Where others like to show off their physical presence to great effect, Kashimoto favours emotional depth. (...) Always convincing, focussed, with a light-footed bow that makes all shades resonate.”

Mannheimer Morgen, Raimund Frings, 30/10/2023

"Whether as sound or story, Prayer is very listenable (...). Written for Daishin Kashimoto (...), he played Prayer superbly and with dedication, finely partnered, and offered an encore, the ‘Sarabande’ from Ysaÿe’s Sonata IV (for Kreisler)."

Colinscolumn.com, 04/03/2023

„Kashimoto performed the demanding solo part (Prayer, T. Hosokawa) colourfully and with great, captivating intensity.“

Berliner Morgenpost, Mario-Felix Vogt, 03/03/2023

“[Daishin Kashimoto] turns Chausson's ‚Poème‘ into a fascinatingly dark, mysterious character piece. And in the B minor Concerto by Saint-Saens, he unfolds the full, astonishing stylistic range of the piece.“

Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung, Stefan Arndt, 27/05/2022

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Both as the soloist of an international orchestra and as a sought-after chamber musician, Daishin Kashimoto is a regular guest of major concert halls around the globe. The tremendous wealth of experience gained in over 15 years as first concert master of the Berliner Philharmoniker benefits him in his equally adept role as a soloist, where he plays a wide repertoire ranging from classical to new music.
Recently, Daishin Kashimoto performed Bruch's Violin Concerto with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fabio Luisi and appeared with the City of Birmingham Orchestra under the baton of Kazuki Yamada, the Gürzenich Orchestra under the baton of François-Xavier Roth as well as the NDR Radio Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Søndergård. A highlight of last season is the world premiere of Toshio Hosokawa's new violin concerto Prayer with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Philharmonie Berlin in March 2023, followed by the Swiss premiere at the KKL Luzern with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in June. He continued with the Asian premiere at Suntory Hall, alongside the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Sebastian Weigle. He plays on a del Gesu 1744 "de Beriot" kindly loaned by Crystco, Inc. and its chairman Mr. Hikaru Shimura.

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