Born in Tokyo in 1999, Moné Hattori comes from a musical family. After studies in Japan with Aguri Suzuki, Yasuko Ohtani, and Akiko Tatsumi, she made her concerto debut aged eight, and enrolled in Zakhar Bron’s prestigious Academy in Interlaken, Switzerland. Her debut recording featuring Franz Waxman’s virtuoso showpiece Carmen-Fantasie is technically brilliant as well as being a rarity on record. Shostakovich’s magnificent Violin Concerto No.1 completes the CD, with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester under conductor Alan Buribayev. The CD was released in Japan by Avex Classics in 2016 and received very enthusiastic reviews, ‘I was reminded of the debut of Hilary Hahn…her outstanding talent really comes across clearly…listening to her play Shostakovich’s great cadenza, I’m sure I am not the only one who felt a shiver run down their spine’ (Stereo Review).