Mirei Yamada was born in Tottori (Japan) and began studying the violin at age 3 with her father and then continued with Takeaki Sumi. She proceeded with violin studies and Chamber Music studies in Italy, and has followed some of the most renowned musicians including M. Pradella , P. N. Masi, G. Guglielmo, F. Ayo, R. Bonucci, D. Nordio, R. Filippini, A. Ghedin, M. Jones and the Trio di Trieste. She graduated in Violin at the “Toho- Gakuen University of Music” in Tokyo. She also graduated in Violin and Chamber Music at the “Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia” in Rome. She continued the studies at the “International Chamber Music School of the Trio di Trieste” (Duino) and the “Hochschule fur Musik und Tanz” of Cologne (Germany) with the “Alban Berg Quartet”. In 2010, the Chigiana Academy of Siena gave her two prizes: the “Premio Monte Dei Paschi” and their prestigious “Diploma of Honor”. She is the winner of numerous national and international competitions. With the “QUARTETTO AVOS” (now AVOS PIANO QUARTET), she won the two most important chamber music competitions in Italy (Members of the World Federation of International Music Competitions in Geneva): the Premio Vittorio Gui International Chamber Music Competition in Florence, and the Premio Trio di Trieste International Competition. She has performed in the most important theaters in Italy and abroad (Teatro “La Fenice” of Venice, Teatro Filarmonico of Verona, Teatro Coccia of Novara, Auditorium Parco della Musica of Rome, Teatro Alighieri of Ravenna, Teatro Verdi of Trieste, Teatro Comunale of Florence and others). She has toured in Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Lithuania, Argentina, Chile, China and Japan, where she toured more than 10 times since 2009 and organized Master classes at Yonago, Kurayoshi and Tottori, Japan. Since 1998, she collaborated with the Opera Project of “Seiji Ozawa Ongaku – juku Orchestra” conducted by Seiji Ozawa. She performed alongside artists such as Felix Ayo, Guy Braunstein, Natalia Gutman, Eliso Virsaladze, Enrico Dindo, I solisti di Pavia, Orchestra da Camera di Mantova, Ebène Quartet, Belcea Quartet and Alban Berg Quartet.