Violinist Reina Inui, is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. She is from Los Angeles, where she studied with Robert Lipsett and Sheryl Staples at the Colburn School. Miss Inui has previously held positions with the Buffalo and Virginia Symphony Orchestras. Last season she was invited to tour China with Pinchas Zukerman and the Pacific Symphony. She has also performed with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philly POPS, among others. Miss Inui won Grand Prize at the Los Angeles Music Center Spotlight Awards and Second Prize at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Bronislaw Kaper Awards. She was a finalist at both Schadt and Julius Stulberg International String Competitions. She has participated in festivals around the world including Verbier, Aspen, Tanglewood, Saito-Kinen, Orford, Ishikawa, ENCORE, Seiji Ozawa Ongaku-Juku, and Tokyo Opera-No-Mori to name just a few.
In her spare time, she enjoys running along the beach and studying French. Her favorite color is hot pink which reminds her of the beautiful bougainvillea in Southern California.