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Violinist to perform Sunday at Abingdon Episcopal

Abingdon Episcopal Church, Route 17, White Marsh, will host Risa Hokamura in the third concert this season in the Arts at Abingdon concert series, its 34th year. The concert will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the church. Admission is free, with a free-will offering accepted.

Hokamura began playing the violin at the age of three, and at the age of 10 she began to capture top prizes in competitions in Japan. She first came to international attention upon winning the Silver Medal at the 2018 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, where she performed the Tchaikovsky Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

She won first prize in the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions at the age of 17. Hokamura follows in the distinguished footsteps of her two major violin teachers, who also began their careers with Young Concert Artists: Koichiro Harada (founding first violinist of the Tokyo String Quartet) and Mayuko Kamio.

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