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~The Blend of Music and Medicine~


Miyu Imai is a Juilliard classical violinist,

a Berklee contemporary performer/composer/producer, and

a Harvard neuroscientist. 

As a virtuoso musical storyteller, Miyu blends classical elegance with the vibrant hues of modern creativity.

As a neuroscientist, Miyu is a cutting-edge published researcher, pushing the boundaries of our understanding of the mind, brain and behaviour. 

One of Juilliard's youngest students ever at age ten, Miyu has collaborated with renowned musicians, including Itzhak Perlman, Augustin Hadelich and Sarah Chang. She has received full merit scholarships to the prestigious Aspen Music Festival and MusicAlp Festival in France, among others, and has performed in many iconic venues across the world, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Union Club, and Fritz Collection, solidifying her status as a rising star in the world of classical music. Expanding into the contemporary realm, Miyu was selected to perform the world premier of "A Decade in a Concert" with the official Disney Orchestra.
*However, her music trajectory changed when she performed a world premier with the official Disney Orchestra, realizing the great transformative power of contemporary music.

At Harvard, Miyu pursued studies in neuroscience and economics on a pre-medical path, simultaneously dual-enrolling at Berklee College of Music in Boston. In completing this unprecedented and intensive dual degree, Miyu added versatility to her craft while advancing the cutting edge of neuroscientific research. Beyond academia and music, she lead Harvard's first forays into augmented/virtual reality development and served as the Chair of Dunster, a residential collage. Miyu created vaccine centers and spearheaded educational initiatives in Nepal and Bolivia, and founded women and children's mental and menstrual health education initiatives in India, the US, and Japan.

Graduating with Magna Cum Laude honors on her neuroscience thesis, she is now expanding her versatility as a musician, composer and producer at Berklee College of Music in Valencia.

​Born in Tokyo, Japan, Miyu moved to New York City at age four. She learned the piano and violin at two years old under the influence of her pianist mother and her violinist uncle. Inspired to synergize music and medicine from her uncle's early passing from lung cancer, and with her unique talents, perspectives and drive, Miyu continues to use her voice to bring positive change to the world.

Academic Achievements

Yanai Tadashi Scholar

Grand scholar based on academic excellence and extracurricular achievements and potential to be global leaders. Awarded total of $440,000 for a four-year full merit scholarship to attend Harvard University.

Milken Scholar

Grand scholar based on the academic excellence, extracurricular achievements, leadership, and global excellence

Magna Cum Laude

High honors at Harvard University for her Neuroscience thesis

Science Olympiad

Gold medal in remote sensing in Tri-State Tournament

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