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About MeRiria Niimura,
Japanese flutist Riria Niimura made her solo debut on national television at age eight with the Tokyo City Philharmonic after winning the Grand Prix at the Japan Classic Music Competition. Since then, Ms. Niimura has performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic at Suntory Hall, the Tokyo, Osaka, and Hiroshima Symphony Orchestras, the Cannes Philharmonic and the Zagreb Symphony Orchestra. In February 2014, Ms. Niimura performs the Ibert Flute Concerto with the Colburn Orchestra and conductor Yehuda Gilad in Los Angeles.
Ms. Niimura was named the youngest first prize winner at many competitions including the Japan Winds and Percussion Competition, the Maxence Larrieu International Junior flute Competition, and the Biwako International Flute Competition. She won first prize and the Yoshida Masao prize at the Japan Flute Convention Competition, and the gold prize at the World Classic Music Competition in Taiwan subsequently performing at the competition’s gala concert at Carnegie Hall in 2009. She has also participated in the Rampal International Flute competition as the youngest participant and the German Flute Festival in Munich, Germany, as well as repeatedly appearing on various television shows in Japan.
Born in Tokyo in 1994, Ms. Nimura’s studies began on the recorder at age 3 and on flute at age 6 studying with both Sabine Seyfert and Megumi Horii. In 2012, at the suggestion of Sir James Galway, Ms. Niimura moved to Los Angeles where she currently studies with James Walker at the Colburn Conservatory of Music. Ms. Niimura’s other interests include clothing design, dance and acting.