Yoshika Masuda

Yoshika Masuda, cello (Sydney, Australia), has performed at the Mozarteum, Sydney Opera House, Dai-ichi Seimei Hall in Tokyo, and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Yoshika is the winner of national competitions in Australia, Japan, and the U.S., and he has received the Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe String Award. His performances have been broadcast on ABC Classic FM (Australia), BBC Radio 3, Klassik Radio (Germany), and Concertzender Radio (The Netherlands). He began his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and later studied with Hannah Roberts and Ralph Kirshbaum, graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music with distinction and receiving the Principal’s Prize for outstanding achievement. He received his DMA from the USC Thornton School of Music and was recently appointed Assistant Professor of Music and Director of String Studies at California Lutheran University. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2016, 2017)