Born in Tokyo in 1999, winner of five international violin competitions and protégée of legendary pedagogue Professor Zakhar Bron, Moné Hattori is fast emerging as one of the finest violinists of her generation.
At the age of ten, Hattori became the youngest ever winner of the 11th International Competition for Young
Violinists in Honour of Karol Lipinski & Henryk Wieniawski, Poland (2009), also taking First Prize at the All Japan Art Association Competition that same year. She went on to win the Grand Prix and various special prizes at
the 9th International Competition ‘Young Virtuosos’, Bulgaria (2013), and the 7th International Competition for
Young Violinists (Senior Division), Novosibirsk (2013) – again the youngest ever violinist to hold such a title,
winning the ’17 years and over’ category at the age of just 13.