Japanese-born British violinist Coco Inman is currently in her third year at the Royal College of Music as a Joan Weller & Jessie Summer scholar, studying with Radu Blidar.
She has given numerous solo recitals in venues across the UK including the Bridgewater Hall, Steinway Hall as well as venues across Europe including, Italy, Belgium, France and Norway. She holds prizes in competitions and festivals from a young age such as 2nd prize at the Concours Interational Artur Grumiaux pour jeunes violonistes in 2014 and 1st prize winner at the Chetham’s Concerto Competition, performing Shostakovich’s 1st violin concerto with the Chetham’s Symphony Orchestra. Coco has participated in masterclasses with world-renowned violinists Renaud Capuçon, Alf Richard Kraggerud, Schmuel Ashkenasi and Stephan Barratt-Due.
As a chamber player Coco was a member of the Saul Quartet, winning prizes from the Fiona Ord Chamber Music award and the Chetham’s Mozart Scholarship as well as performances in renowned venues including the Wigmore Hall. Currently she is a founding member of the Parry Trio at the RCM which has been selected as part of the RCM Gateway and Live Music Now schemes. Coco is also a member of newly found Hogarth Quartet, exploring classical and early romantic works on period instruments. In August 2019 Coco participated in chamber music course Colluvio, performing in concerts and radio broadcast in Austria, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine and Serbia.
She has received mentoring from the Harlem, Sacconi and Carducci Quartets and has collaborated in a concert of Schuman’s piano quintet with members of the Harlem Quartet. Coco is an avid orchestral player participating in many projects within the RCM and previously at Chetham’s and has been concertmaster and section principal on numerous occasions working with conductors such as Paul McCreesh and Holly Mathieson. She was concertmaster of the RCM Opera Orchestra performing several concerts of Haydn’s Il Mondo Della Luna.