Mayu Tsuda-Sommovigo is a native of Japan.
At the age of three, Mayu started the Suzuki Violin Method under Mr. Shinichi Okumura and Ms. Yukako Okumura. As a child, she performed with Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. Mayu attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA for both her Bachelors degree and her Master’s degree in Violin Performance, having studied under Mr. Eric Rosenblith and Ms. Michele Auclair, during which time she was chosen for the National Dean’s List. While at the New England Conservatory she pursued her passion for performing as a chamber musician and also for teaching.
She attended the Yellow Barn Music Festival for two summers, and during her graduate program she studied the Kodaly Method under Mrs. Mary Epstein and taught within the Boston Public Schools as a part of an outreach program. After graduation, she was an assistant conductor of the Youth String Orchestra at the Longy School of Music, Cambridge, MA. She is also a Suzuki-certified teacher.
She moved to Atlanta, GA in 1999 and won a position at the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra. Also she has been an active freelance musician appearing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Opera, the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and other regional orchestras. She has performed with Diana Ross, Diana Krall, Earth Wind and Fire, and The Indigo Girls. Mayu also loves to play contemporary music and she premiered the work of an Atlantan composer, Bill Rea, which was aired by the local classical music radio station, WABE.
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