Biography

An Estonia & Japan based Japanese flutist, Mizuki Shindo was born in Japan and started playing the flute at the age of nine. She was awarded BMus at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2010 and recieved Master’s degree from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011 in UK.

Mizuki became Co-principal flutist at Southbank Sinfonia in 2012 in London, then later, she was invited to play at Estonia National Opera as an associate principal flutist for 3 years.

She was also invited to perform as a soloist with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra , Guildford Symphony Orchestra, and Croydon Symphony Orchestra.

Joined music festivals such as London Hendel Festival, Angiari Festival, Cheltenham Festival, Kirishima International Music Festival, and Narva Opera Days. She was awarded the Kirishima International Music Prize in 2009 as the best player, and recieved a scholarship in 2011. 

Mizuki has played as a principal flutist under Sir Colin Davies, Marc Andreae, Gerhard Bosse, James Gaffigan, Paul Wynne Griffiths, Tatsuya Shimono, and Kenichiro Kobayashi

She has also done collaboration projects with dancers and actors including with her improvisation performances all over UK, and her group did World Premier for ‘’On utamed lands’’ by Ben Graves. 

Her performances have been given at many prestigious venues in UK, Japan, and Estonia : including Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Hall, Cadogan Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Tokyo bunka kaikan, Kadriorg Palace ( Tallinn ), Kreenholm, and Royal Opera House.

She has been awarded numerous prizes in competitions including 1st prize at the Contemporary Music Competition (Japan, 2010), 2nd prize at the 54th Japan Student Music Competition, and Finalist of Croydon Concerto Competition and the 5th Tokyo Music Competition (2007).

As a keen chamber musician, She frequently gives duo concerts with piano, guitar, and chamber concerts with many other instruments in Estonia, Japan, and UK.