Violinist Fumino Ando joined the Oregon Symphony in 2002. Born in Aichi, Japan, Fumino earned her B.M. from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, an Artist Diploma from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and an M.M. from the University of Oklahoma. Prior to joining the Oregon Symphony, Fumino played with the New World Symphony in Miami, and served as the assistant concertmaster with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.
A respected chamber musician, Fumino has also performed with several renowned summer music festivals, including Tanglewood, La Jolla, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the International Laureates Chamber Music Festival in Los Angeles, and Zephyr Music Festival in Courmayeur, Italy. Fumino has won international awards from the Chigiana Music Academy in Siena, Italy, and the Netherlands’ Donemus Performance Prize for Dutch contemporary music.