Violinist Ishikawa Ayako has earned an incredible amount of fame through her incredible performances, releasing CD after CD as she tours the world. She is also the winner of a number of prestigious competitions like the Tokyo, Kanagawa, and Chiba sections at the Japan Classical Competition in 2000, as well as the Australian Musician’s Academy Award in 2001, and was voted the Best Performer of 2003 at Australia's Overall Instrumental Winner’s Concert.
This talented performer is also especially popular within the anime and gaming communities for her amazing covers of different opening and ending themes. We’ve picked out a few of our favorites, so if you’re a fan of the strings, then enjoy some of her rocking covers below!~
Genesis of Aquarion from Genesis of Aquarion
Hanamaru Pippi wa Yoikodake from Osomatsu-san
Connect from Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica / Puella Magi Madoka Magica
A Cruel Angel’s Thesis from Shin Seiki Evangelion / Neon Genesis Evangelion
Laputa: Castle in the Sky Theme
only my railgun from Toaru Kagaku no Railgun / A Certain Scientific Railgun
If you want to see more of these incredible violin covers, check out Ishikawa’s YouTube channel and official site!
You can also follow her on Twitter and check out her behind-the-scenes pictures!
This is a Tokyo Otaku Mode original article by Jen Smith