MimÉ Yamahiro-brinkmann | violoncello
Mimé is one of Europe’s most prominent historical cellists. Her 2016 solo album Cello Rising was acclaimed for its “astounding virtuosity” (The Strad), and was featured as Recording of the Month by MusicWeb International. Her 2017 chamber music album, Heroines of Love and Loss, won the prestigious Diapason d’Or award in France. She is the winner of many early music competitions, including the Musica Antiqua Brugge Soloist Competition (Belgium) and The International Competition for Original String Instruments in Brescia, Italy.
Mimé can be heard regularly across the globe as a solo recitalist and as an orchestra musician with ensembles including Apollo’s Fire (USA), Tafelmusik (Canada), Concerto Copenhagen (Denmark), ARCO Chamber Soloists (Australia), the renowned Drottningholm Opera Orchestra (Sweden), and the Paul Hillier Ensemble (Denmark). Between tours, she enjoys teaching at The Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm. She holds a Performance Diploma in modern cello from the Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, Japan, and a soloist diploma on both cello and viola da gamba from The Royal Conservatory in The Hague.