Otoha Tabata

Japanese violist Otoha Tabata currently studies with Nathan Braude at the Royal College of Music London with a full scholarship as a Soirée d’Or Scholar, generously supported by the Ladies of the Soirée d’Or Committee. Recent competition successes include First Prize at the 2017 North International Competition, Promotion Prize at the 2018 Anton Rubinstein Viola Competition, and an Honorary Mention at the 2019 Oskar Nedbal Viola Competition.

Otoha has performed at the Wigmore Hall, the Concertgebouw, and the Queen Elizabeth Hall, and  appeared in festivals including Manchester Music Festival, IMS Prussia Cove, and Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Winter Workshop 2019. Otoha also participated in IMS Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music 2019.

At the age of 10 she started studying at the Yehudi Menuhin School, supported by scholarship and the Music and Dance Scheme. Otoha previously studied with Boris Kucharsky and Andriy Viytovych.

Recently, she has had the privilege of becoming one of the “Talent Unlimited” artists in the UK. Otoha performs on a Charles Boullangier viola, kindly loaned by the Royal College of Music.

Otoha Tabata

  • Instrument: Viola
  • Birthday: November 5th 1999
  • Place of birth: Japan


  • Honorary Mention in the Oskar Nedbal Viola Competition 2019
  • Promotion Prize in the Anton Rubinstein Viola Competition 2018
  • First Prize in The North International Competition 2017


  • Currently studying viola at the Royal College of Music London with Nathan Braude
  • 2016-2019: Viola studies with Andriy Viytovych
  • 2016-2018: Viola studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Boris Kucharsky
  • 2010-2016: Violin studies at the Yehudi Menuhin School with Akiko Ono



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