Yurie Mitsuhashi

Yurie Mitsuhashi, a multifaceted violinist and pedagogue, performs throughout New York State. She joined the Syracuse Orchestra in 2021, and appears frequently with both the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Previously, she served as a concertmaster with The Orchestra Now. She can be heard on several recordings made with the group, and is notably featured on The Romantic Piano Concerto, Vol 81 with Australian pianist Piers Lane released on Hyperion Records. The album ranked No. 1 on the UK Specialist Classical Chart. Other recordings include Buried Alive and Piano Protagonists: Music for Piano and Orchestra on Bridge Records, and Anton Rubenstein: Piano Concerto No. 4 & Caprice Russe on Sorel Classics. She made her solo radio debut as a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award on NPR’s From the Top.

Yurie is currently training to become a bowmaker and is mentored by archetiers Rodney Mohr and Sue Lipkins. She is a supporter of contemporary makers, and plays a violin made by David Wiebe of Woodstock, NY, and a bow by Emmanuel Bejin of Montreal, QC. She completed her bachelor’s degree at The Juilliard School, a master’s degree at The Yale School of Music, and a master’s degree in Curatorial, Critical, and Performance Studies at Bard College.

Yurie was born in Tokyo, Japan, and was a DACA recipient in the United States. She feels passionate about the American immigrant experience and aims to explore her identity through her craft. In 2020 she co-founded The Sanctuary Concert Project in support of the Columbia County Sanctuary Movement based in Hudson, NY. The project’s mission is to help cultivate a better environment for immigrants in need of financial and legal aid.