Violinist Mayuki Fukuhara is a member of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble and a principal violinist of Orchestra of St. Luke’s. Mr. Fukuhara began his musical studies at the age of seven. By the age of 12, he had already won the International Music Festival Grand Prix in Japan. He came to the United States as a scholarship student at the Curtis Institute, later doing post graduate work at Mannes College of Music. Formerly a student of Ivan Galamian, Jaime Laredo, and Felix Galimir, he performs regularly with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York Collegium, Claring Chamber Players, and the Brandenburg Ensemble, and recently appeared as concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Fukuhara spends his summers performing with the Saito Kinen Orchestra of Japan under the direction of Seiji Ozawa, and teaches at Bennington’s Chamber Music Conference. He can be heard on numerous recordings for Deutsche Grammophone, Sony Classical, Music Masters, Musical Heritage, Nonesuch, and Decca London. Mr. Fukuhara is a founding member of the Strathmere Ensemble.