Erika Mitsui

The Juilliard School

Received Sylff fellowship in 2015.
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
2011-2014, 2019 Columbia University Dean's List
2018- current, Weill Cornell Music and Medicine Initiative music performances for hospitalized patients
2016 Juilliard Career Grant
2016 helped organize fundraiser for earthquakes in Ecuador and Kumamoto, Japan at Juilliard
2015-2016 Jospeh Kinney McAndrew Scholarship, 2015-2016 Vicki Cowen Scholarship
2014-2015 Lester R. & Doris S. Benjamin Scholarship, 2014-2015 Philip and Barbara Kaplan Scholarship
2012 Salon de Virtuosi Monique Shoen Warshaw Career Grant
2014 Columbia University Oscar Lee Award for Thesis Writers
2009-2014 Seiji Ozawa International Chamber Music Academy outreach concerts
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Memorial Concert "Nocturne Re-Emergence;"
2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts nominee
2011 NFAA YoungArts Winner in Music
2011 Juilliard Achievement Award; performances in psychiatric institution and nursing homes in Germany and New York since 2010.

Current affiliation: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons

Growing up in an international environment, Erika found that music allowed her to cross borders as a citizen of the world. Through music Erika has had the chance to perform in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan and the U.S. Admission to the Columbia-Juilliard joint program, which requires simultaneous admission to both Juilliard and Columbia gave her a chance to combine her musical exploration with her interest in learning about the cultures and politics of other countries. Erika graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Studies in 2015 and received a Master of Music in violin performance from The Juilliard School in 2016. A recent graduate of the Columbia University Postbaccalaureate Premedical Program, Erika will begin her studies as a medical student in the Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons in August 2019. Erika’s teachers have included Ronald Copes, Glenn Dicterow, Lewis Kaplan, and Ann Setzer.

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