La Société de Musique de Chambre du Lakeshore

The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society

Mana Shiraishi

Mana Shiraishi has played as a soloist and a chamber musician in many countries in Europe, Asia and North America and is a sought-after violin teacher. She is a member of Chamber Orchestra Appassionata, Auriolus Quartet, Creo Trio and Duo Ventapane. In 2011, Duo Ventapane received Smetana award and Bartók award from the IBLA Grand Prize International Music Competition and toured the United States in 2012 where it held performances in Radford University, New York University and Carnegie Hall among other venues. Her recent projects include promotion of all violin and piano works of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski and a project called “The Three Faces of Kreisler” that explores output of Fritz Kreisler, famed violin virtuoso and composer. She also made a recording of violin and piano works by Ferenc Liszt.

In 2002, she was chosen to enjoy chamber music collaboration with Midori Goto at Midori’s career 20th anniversary concert in Japan. She participated in a concert tour “Mozart meets Jazz” with Paquito D’Rivera and Makoto Ozone, and made an appearance at music festivals such as Martha Argerich’s Meeting Point in Beppu, La Folle Journée au Japon, Takefu International Music Festival, Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival, Stěkeň Chamber Music Festival and at the Czech Music Festival in Oita.

Mana Shiraishi graduated from Toho Gakuen School of Music (BMus) under Tsugio Tokunaga and Toshiya Eto and from McGill University (MMus) where she studied with Jonathan Crow and Mark Fewer.