Lena Yokoyama


Lena Yokoyama , violin


Born in Osaka, Japan, in 1987 she started her musical education with her father Kango Yokoyama continuing then with her mother Reiko Shimitzu and with Nandor Szederkenyi. She moved to Italy in 2006, where on February 2011 she graduated with honor in violin at the “Claudio Monteverdi” Musical Institute in Cremona, under the guidance of Laura Gorna. From 2011 antil 2015 she studied at the "W. Stauffer" Academy in Cremona with Salvatore Accardo.

She improved her musical education in chamber music with Alexander Lonquich and in solo repertoire with Salvatore Accardo at the “Accademia Chigiana” in Siena, with Chaim Taub in Bruxelles and Ivan Rabaglia (Trio di Parma) at the “S. Cecilia Academy” in Portogruaro.


She played as soloist and in several Chamber Music ensembles in many concert halls in Italy and abroad
such as Teatro Ponchielli and Auditorium G. Arvedi for “Stradivari Festival 2013” (Cremona), Teatro Dante
Alighieri (Ravenna), Teatro Romano (Aosta), Palazzo Chigi Saracini (Siena), Auditorium Gaber (Milan), Auditorium W. Walton (Ischia) and Circle Royal Gaulois (Bruxelles). She collaborated with Reiko Shimizu for many concerts in Europe and Japan. In March 2013, she played at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York during New York Mondomusica Festival.


She has collaborated with artists such as Rocco Filippini, Konstantin Bogino, Maria Grazia Bellocchio, Vincenzo Bolognese, Salvatore Quaranta, Annette von Hehn and Silvia Chiesa.


She is now collaborating with the Orchestra da Camera di Mantova conducted by Carlo Fabiano, Orchestra da Camera Italiana founded by Salvatore Accardo, Divertimento Ensemble (Milano) founded and conducted by Sandro Gorli, Orchestra da Camera di Brescia founded by Filippo Lama and Orchestra Cremona Antiqua founded and conducted by Antonio Greco. 

She has been principal violinist of the Perosi Ensemble of Biella and of the Ensemble Cremona Antiqua, and has played as guest principal of the Sereno Chamber Orchestra of Osaka. 


Awarded in many national and international competitions, like International Competition "Premio Crescendo" in Firenze and "Rospigliosi Chamber Music Competition".


From 2013 she plays for public auditions the prestigious violins (built by Stradivari, Guarneri, Amati and others historical lute makers) preserved in the new Museo del Violino in Cremona.


In 2007 she formed a Duo with the pianist Diego Maccagnola, obtaining audience success and critical appreciation. 

In 2012 she founded together with Diego Maccagnola and Alessandro Copia (cello) the Trio Kanon. They started their chamber music experience building their repertoire under the guide of the Trio di Parma (Miodini, Rabaglia, Bronzi) at the International Chamber Music Academy in Duino.


She plays a violin made by J.C. Gigli in 1752 and Eva - Christo Marino 2015.