Reina SHIBUTANI was born in Tokyo, she got the violin into her hands at the 5 years-old and studied with Takashi SHIMIZU, Gérard POULET, Larissa KOLOS, Igor VOLOSHIN, Benjamin SCHMID and Daniel AUNER.
She won the 1st prize at the 8th Osaka international music competition (2007), the 5th Yokohama international music competition (2011), the 1st prize and the grand prize at the 11th “Premio Citta’ di Padova” international music competition (2013), the 3rd prize and the award of the best interpretation of Bach at the 15th Kloster Schöntal violin competition (2013), the 2nd prize at the 7th International Louis Spohr competition for young violinists (2013), the scholarship diploma at the 21st Postacchini international violin competition (2014), the special diploma at Malta international music competition (2014) and the 1st prize and the grand prize at the Agustin Aponte international music competition (2016).
Reina gave a lot of the concerts since childhood. It became the focus of public attention in total 16 sonatas recitals in four times (2010), there was many press and reports of some solo recitals in Venice and its environs (2013). Then she as a laureate of the École normale de musique in Paris has gave the concert at the Salle Cortot the Violin sonata of Debussy with Erik BERCHOT and the “A.L.T.O.” for Violin solo by Eri KIM in world premiere, and she was invited to Milan to recording the master classes for iClassical Academy (2014). She was awarded the French National diploma of Niveau I “Professional musician instrumentalist and concert performer” (2015), during the academic year she was obtained the scholarship by Mozarteum Stiftung (2016), she gave the concert tour in Lithuania and live performance on a program of Lithuania national television. The performances of Alkan, Milhaud and Stravinsky what she recorded was on-aired from radio broadcasting of Japan national television (2017).
She performed with Jenär Philharmonie, Chürsachsische Philharmonie, Orchestra of The LISZT School of Music Weimar, Orquestra de Cámara Galega, Pazardjik Symphony Orchestra, Sondershausen Loh-orchestra, Vienna concert orchestra and the other orchestras.
She graduated at the top of the list from École normale de musique de Paris and Postgraduate course in Mozarteum University in Salzburg. She also had educational experiences in Prayner conservatory in Vienna for 3 years.