Yuki Numata Resnick

Assistant Professor of Music

Violin & Viola Performance

M.M. University of Michigan

414 Baird Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260

fax: (716) 645-3824
Yuki Numata Resnick

Yuki Numata Resnick discusses building a new repertoire for violin, being a well-rounded musician, and teaching music on Buffalo's West Side with the Buffalo String Works program.

Yuki Numata Resnick is a violinist with "virtuosic flair and dexterous bravery," according to The New York Times.

Yuki is rapidly gaining attention as a charismatic virtuoso, having performed as a soloist with the New World Symphony, the University at Buffalo's Slee Sinfonietta, the Wordless Music Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra and the Eastman Philharmonia Orchestra. Yuki was invited to perform Charles Wuorinen's Rhapsody with the Tanglewood Orchestra and at the composer's request and as a last minute replacement, she performed Wuorinen's Spin Five with The Slee Sinfonietta. Highlights of the 2014-2015 season include Yuki as a featured soloist in Max Richter's Vivaldi Recomposed at the Sydney Opera House and a world premiere of a solo violin piece by Jóhann Jóhannsson.

Yuki has an avid interest in new music and as a result, has had the opportunity to work closely with some of today's foremost composers. At the Tanglewood Music Center, Yuki was invited to be a New Fromm Player, focusing specifically on the performance of contemporary chamber music repertoire. Yuki holds a great deal of respect for composers of her own generation and has collaborated with many of them including Jeff Myers, Caleb Burhans, Nico Muhly, Andrew Norman and Timothy Andres.

Yuki is a member of Talea Ensemble and has performed with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Alarm Will Sound, Signal, East Coast Chamber Orchestra (ECCO) and counter)induction. In true New York freelancer style, she wears many hats and has played and/or recorded for numerous bands and artists including Passion Pit, The National, Grizzly Bear, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Max Richter.

Born in Vancouver, Canada, Yuki received a Bachelor's degree from the Eastman School of Music and a Master's degree from the University of Michigan. Her principal teachers include Andrew Jennings, Zvi Zeitlin and Gwen Thompson. Yuki completed a three-year fellowship at the New World Symphony in 2009 and is currently on faculty at the University at Buffalo as Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola.