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Shauno Isomura

Shauno Isomura


Violin Lessons | Artist development, Ensemble Coaching

  • Qualifications: BMUS (Hons)
  • Pricing: $70/1hour, $55/45min, $35/30min
  • Styles: Classical, Solo & Chamber Music Coaching, Suzuki Method, ABRSM
  • Suitability: All ages


A little bit about myself:

Shauno is a New Zealand born and raised Japanese violinist/chamber musician. Soon after his graduation at the university of Auckland he quickly gained international attention through tours and invitations for concert performances in numerous countries over the globe and national tours under Chamber Music New Zealand. He is also the founding member and leader of the Mazzoli Trio.


He has had concerto appearances with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the International Akaroa Music Festival Orchestra, and the University of Auckland Symphony Orchestra, the latter which he has also been the concertmaster of. He is a prize winner in numerous competitions including the Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso International String Competition (Winner), 2014, 2015 and 2016 Chamber Music New Zealand Music Society Competition (Winner) , KBB/APO National Young Performers Competition (Winner), American Fine Arts Festival International Competition (Winner), University of Auckland Graduation Gala Concerto Competition (Winner), the Australian International Music Festival (Gold Award), Pettman Concerto Auckland Competition (Winner);etc. His International competition success has brought him invitations to perform in Austria & Italy in 2016 and the Weill Recital Hall – Carnegie Hall in 2017. He is also a recipient of the Dame Malvina Foundation Arts Excellence Award, the Carl Alberta Rosenfeldt Prize and the Birmingham Wallace Emerging Artists Prize.

Concert Tours:

His recent tours include the Tsunami Violin Concert Tour held in New Zealand which attracted a full house audience in the Auckland Town Hall Concert Chamber. This was a 100% charity concert tour presented by Shauno and older brother and pianist Kent Isomura, dedicated to the victims of the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami which featured an all Japanese composer programme. The tour in New Zealand was followed by tour in Japan which was held in Tokyo, Hokkaido, Yamada-machi, Naoshima, and in the Okayama Renaiss Hall where they performed a joint recital together with Hiroko Kondo – Concert Mistress of Okayama Philharmonic Orchestra.

Shauno has also toured with Chamber Music New Zealand in 2016 as the leader of the Pettman Quintet alongside the New Zealand String Quartet in the Quintessence tour and then in 2018 touring as the Mazzoli Trio. He was most recently engaged as an official residency artist at the Capital Normal University Conservatory of Music, South China Normal University School of Music and South China University of Technology School of Music, holding multiple seminars, workshops, masterclass, and performing recitals of music by Japanese, Chinese and New Zealand composers.

Collaborations and Premieres:

Shauno has great passion in contemporary music, and has made collaborations with numerous composers including Missy Mazzoli (USA), Elena Kats-Chernin (AUS), Michiru Oshima (Japan), Benyamin Nuss (GER), Gao Ping (CHN), World premiere of works by Yao Chen (China), Xu Tang (NZ), Noriyuki Iwadare (Japan) and New Zealand premieres of music by Japanese composers Yasushi Akutagawa, Akira Ifukube, Kuniyuki Takeuchi, Takayuki Hattori just to name a few.

He is currently working on a series of albums in collaboration with modern composers – including acclaimed American Missy Mazzoli – an album featuring a collection of her string quartet and trio works, as well as a 2nd duo album with German virtuoso pianist Benyamin Nuss.


Non Classical / Commercial performances and releases:

A NEW WORLD -Intimate Music from FINAL FANTASY- (2018) Concertmaster (Lead Violinist), Orchestral Manager

HUGH  JACKMAN New Zealand Premiere Show (2019) Concertmaster (Lead Violinist), Orchestral Manager

TWELVE DOORS -Tribute to Noriyuki Iwadare- CD/Vinyl (2020) Violinist, Planner, Concept Artist, Translator

GRANDIA Memorial Soundtrack CD/Vinyl (2020) Translator

GRANDIA Complete Soundtrack CD/Vinyl (2020) Translator

ACTRAISER Original / Symphonic Soundtrack CD/Vinyl (2021) Translator

MEGALOBOX Original Soundtrack CD/Vinyl (2021) Translator

LINK: The Unleashed Landscape Restructured Heaven (2022) Solo Violinist, Strings Part Arranger

Tails Tales (2022 CANCELED) Translator, Interpreter

ICARO -Yoshitaka Hirota Piano & Violin Works- CD/Vinyl (TBA 2022) Violinist, Planner, Translator

Audial Landscapes -Works for Violin & Electronics- CD/Digital (TBA 2022) Violinist, Planner, Designer

METAL SLUG Complete Soundtracks CD/Vinyl (2022) Translator

Godshard Chronicles Original Soundtrack (2023) Composer, Violinist, Translator

Large Scale RPG (TBA 2024) Violinist

Teaching Info

I am able to teach from beginner to advanced and as an experienced chamber musician I am also happy to teach chamber music ensembles.

Just flick me a message and we can discuss :)

Contact Shauno Isomura