Following recent highly acclaimed recordings with the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Hideko Udagawa released three CDs between spring 2014 and summer 2015 – a Khachaturian recital CD with Boris Berezovsky, a re-issue of the Brahms/Bruch violin concertos with Sir Charles Mackerras and the London Symphony Orchestra and finally a collection of unusual 18th century concertos with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This disc, released in 2015, includes three world premieres, which Hideko discovered herself and have only been performed by her.
2015 also saw the re-release of Udagawa’s recording of Glazunov’s Violin Concerto with the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the 150th anniversary of his birth.
As a protégée of Nathan Milstein, Hideko has inherited the great Russian romantic tradition of violin playing. Her performances have spanned thirty countries both in international recital series and with some of the world’s top orchestras across Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific, and more than one hundred cities and towns in the United Kingdom alone. She has performed extensively throughout the world and captivates international audiences with her artistry and enthusiasm. Critics have acclaimed her performances, commending her passionate commitment, dazzling agility and refinement of taste.
(Photo credit: Sheila Rock)