Diana Yukawa violinist and singer is an extremely talented violinist and songwriter with a powerful performance and diverse sound. She truly takes your breath away and owns the stage. An absolute delight to work with at festivals such as Latitude Festival and Festival Republic, her performance and sound is revolutionary whilst remaining sophisticated and family friendly.
The Diana Yukawa sound is best described as Electronic Classical. If this means we’re short-changed on the magic of Gluck’s Melodie and serenity of Bach’s Air on a G String, it does guarantee a bracing ride.
Yukawa finds the right drawing-room charm for Elgar’s Salut d’amour and Reis’s La capricciosa and brings to the Japanese compositions a sincerity which the sleeve notes poignantly explain. Her father died in the Boeing 747 aircrash in 1985. Diana as an electric violinist supported Katherine Jenkins in concert and has headlined for Picnic Concerts at Kenwood House in London.
Diana Yukawa Violinist Singer
Her first performance of Elegy, composed to lyrics by another man who lost his wife in the crash, was given on the mountainside in Japan where it happened. The concert encore is now established as an art form in its own right.
Diana Yukawa Elegy, coming hot on the heels of an encore CD by violinist Maxim Vengerov, needs no apology. Choose Elegy – for your music collection. Yukawa’s tone is big, firm and muscular and since Fritz Kreisler started the game, it’s appropriate that his arrangements should permeate this Japanese fiddler’s disc. Eight out of its 18 tracks are by him, including his Liebeslied and La campanella, with others by Wieniawski and the great Sarasate.
More Interesting Facts
Yukawa has performed solo at The Royal Albert Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Wilderness Festival, Latitude Festival, St James Piccadilly, Cadogan Hall, the Khalifa Stadium in Qatar and at the 2012 New Year concert at Burj in Dubai. She has supported Katherine Jenkins at Cheltenham Racecourse, the Tivoli Festival, the Place Des Arts in Montreal for Vincero. opened a new music event, Jam Dubai, headlined at Kenwood House Picnic Concerts on 7 August, performed music from Halo at the Video Game Awards 2010 and opened the FINA world swimming championship in Dubai. Wikipedia.