Born in 2011, HIMARI started playing the violin at the age of 3, and began competing at the age of 4. At the age of 6, she had already performed with a professional orchestra. Since that time, she has participated in many international competitions.
In September 2021 she participated in the 15th iteration of the International Competition for Young Violinists in Honor of Karol Lipinski and Henryk Wieniawski, and won the grand prize. The competition is held every three years in Lublin, Poland.
HIMARI has also participated and won the first prize in 42 competitions in Japan and abroad. Some of these include the first prize and special grand prize at the 12th Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition (Belgium), the first prize and special prize at the 26th Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition (Italy), the first prize at the 20th Scherkunchik International Music Competition (Russia), and the first Prize at the 2nd Leonid Kogan International Violin Competition (Belgium), among others.
World-renowned violin pedagogue Zakhar Bron said about HIMARI, “With extraordinary talent and an unbelievably high level of skill, she performed playing a wide variety of tones which were so expressive and moved the entire audience.”
In 2019 she was the youngest participant in the International Summer Academy held by the Mozarteum University Salzburg. In addition, she has performed in concerts in Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Belgium, and Ukraine.
HIMARI has worked with Vladimir Spivakov, Nikolai Jajura, Ivan Storch, Ivan Strukhov, Kenichiro Kobayashi, Naoto Otomo, Junichi Hirokami, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Keitaro Harada, Kenichiro Kobayashi, Naoto Otomo, Junichi Hirokami, Kazuyoshi Akiyama, Keitaro Harada, Toshiaki Umeda, Kosuke Tsunoda, Keiko Mitsuhashi, the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, the Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev National Philharmonic Orchestra, the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Century Orchestra of Japan, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Gunma Symphony Orchestra, among others.
HIMARI studies under Koichiro Harada, Machie Oguri, and Ida Kavafian. She joined the Curtis Institute of Music in 2022.