Natsuki Kumagai of the Minnesota Orchestra


By Egotist / /

Josh Kohanek recently shot and directed this piece featuring Natsuki Kumagai of the Minnesota Orchestra.

Natsuki Kumagai joined the Minnesota Orchestra second violin section in the 2017-18 season. Born and raised in Chicago, she has served in numerous concertmaster positions at orchestras including the New World Symphony, New York String Orchestra Seminar, and the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, where she was awarded the Jules C. Reiner Violin Prize. She was also a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. She is an active chamber musician, winning prizes at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, Saint Paul Chamber Music Competition and Society of American Musicians Competition. She was a member of the New Fromm Players, the quartet-in-residence for contemporary music at the Tanglewood Institute, performing world and U.S. premieres of works by world-renowned composers Marc Neikrug and Joseph Phibbs.

Simply put? She shreds on the violin.

Director: Josh Kohanek. Director of Photography: Josh Kohanek. Editor: Dan Huiting. B camera: Kyle Moe. Color: Dan Huiting. Sound Mixer: Jennilee Park. Technical Adviser: Martin Wheeler.


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