Tetsuumi Nagata was born in Canada in 1988 and began his study of the violin when he was five with Marlin Wolfe. He made his debut as a soloist at the age of eleven, playing Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” with the Vancouver Island Symphony. In September 2000, he began his studies at The Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK where he studied with Hu Kun and Maciej Rakowski. Tetsuumi obtained BMus and MMus Degrees at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, studying with David Takeno and Krzysztof Chorzelski, all on a full scholarship and is also a recipient of a Martin Musical Award.
In the UK, Tetsuumi has performed with the Tudor, Guildford Symphony and Polesden Lacey Orchestras. He has also given major concerts at the Wigmore, Barbican, Cadogan and Menuhin Halls and The Sage Gateshead. He has also participated in numerous festivals such as the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, Freden Music Festival in Germany, City of London Festival, Soundwaves Festival in Brighton and the Paxos International Festival in Greece.
An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with Alexander Rudin, Adrian Adlam, Arisa Fujita, Krzysztof Smietana, Pierre Doumenge, Charles Owen, Caroline Palmer and the Belcea Quartet and has attended masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove, Aldeburgh’s String Quartet Academy and ProQuartet in France with András Schiff, Thomas Adès, Zvi Zeitlin, Dora Schwarzberg, Sir Colin Davis, David Alberman, Ilan Gronich and members of the Alban Berg, Artemis, Belcea, Chilingirian, Cleveland, Endellion, Mosaïques, Takacs and Wihan Quartets.
He has recorded the “Four Seasons” with the Vancouver Island Symphony, Korngold Sextet on the Tacet Music Label and a new work by Stephen Goss, “Frozen Music” for the Cadenza Music Label. Tetsuumi is a member of the Nadocci String Trio and Eka String Quartet.