Eijin Nimura

Eijin Nimura in 1991.

Eijin Nimura was born in Tokyo in August 24th, 1970. He started study of violin with his father, Prof. Hideyuki Nimura, at the age of four. In March 1977 at his six years old, he played in the presence of Professor Yoshio Unno who at that occasion continued listening on his standing-up position until the end of performance, expressing his strong impression with the genius. Ever since, Professor Unno was his important instructor. Under his valuable guidance, Eijin has got the basic and essential concept of violin playing. In 1980 at nine, he made a recording of Paganini's Caprices etc. at the CBS Sony Studio. Taking advantage of this recording, he and his father were invited to the USA in the summer of the same year and began taking the series of personal lessons of Miss. Dorothy DeLay by her courtesy. At the same time, he appeared as one of the soloists in the concerts of the Aspen Music Festival and won the admirations making a great sensation. Just after he returned to Tokyo, he won the first prize at the 34th All Japan Students' Music Competition, Elementary School Division. In 1981, he was invited again to the USA and played in the presence of Maestro Eugene Ormandy and his associates of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra with receiving the unusual praise. He was immediately promised to give a concert with this orchestra in the future. In 1983 he had a very impressive opportunity to play Sibelius' Concerto at the Aspen Music Festival, which proved his continued growth, and was also promised the career in the future. In 1984 he won the first prize at the 38th All Japan Students' Music Competition (Junior High School Division). In 1986 entered into the Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music in the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 1986 he participated in the 9th International Henryk Wieniawski Violin Competition in Poznań and won a diploma, in 1991 he was awarded a distinction of 10th edition of the competition (1991). In 1988 he won the 3rd prize at the 35th Concorso Internazionale di Violino 'Premio Paganini'. In April 1989, he entered into the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.