Yuhka Nagai is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, London and the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance also in London with scholarships and gained a teaching qualification, LRAM.
In Japan she completed a MA Music degree from the Musashino Academia Musicae in Tokyo where she obtained a teaching license and was selected as leader of the Musashino Academia Symphony Orchestra for 3 years. Her piano Quartet; “Blüte” won third prize including money prize at the 1st Memorial Tokyo Art Chamber Music Competition.
In London, her quartet, Kodo String Quartet was under the Caducci and Wihan String Quartets mentorship and was a finalist in the Richard Carne Intercollegiate String Quartet Competition 2015 and won the John Thompson money prize from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Yuhka also learnt mental training with Dr. Shuichi Tsuji and the Alexander Technique with John Crawford. In New Zealand in 2017 where she has completed Manchester fellowship program with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and has continued working with the APO as a contractor. Yuhka also has been studying baroque violin with Miranda Hutton from NZBarok and viola study with Richard Crabtree in London extended her career of teaching both violin and viola.