Coco Tomita (violin) was born in Japan in 2002 and began to play the violin when she was four years old. She became a pupil of Professor Natasha Boyarsky when she was six, and in 2012 she was awarded a place at the Yehudi Menuhin School (YMS). She has won various prizes at international competitions including Golde Medal at the “Vienna International Music Competition 2019”, 3rd Prize in the Junior section of the “Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition” (Italy) and 1st prize at the “Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition 2017”. She was also shortlisted to take part in the“Menuhin competition” in London 2016 and the “Paganini Competition” in Genoa in 2018 as the youngest competitor. She has performed widely throughout the UK and Europe, and will be making her Wigmore Hall debut this year.
Kan Tomita (piano) is from Japan, and made his concerto debut at the Royal Festival Hall at the age of 15. He became the first Japanese musician to be awarded the Parnell Pianist in Association Junior Fellowship at the Royal College of Music. where he worked as an assistant to the Head of Keyboard and as an accompanist from 2005 until 2007. He also became an assistant teacher at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg in 2007. He now teaches privately and holds a teaching post at Thomas's School in London. He is Coco Tomita's father.