Michiko Kamiya started playing the violin at the age of five and studied with Noriko Kitagaki, the late Ryosaku Kubota and Koichiro Harada. After completing the soloist diploma course at Toho Gakuen School of Music with top honours, she studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki at the Juilliard School of Music in New York and György Pauk in London.
Michiko Kamiya has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2nd prize in the 1992 International Paganini Violin Competition and the 1st prize in the 1997 Hannover International Violin Competition, where she played the Sibelius Violin Concerto in the finals.
Among the many orchestras with which Michiko Kamiya has collaborated are the NHK Symphony, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, the Stockholm Chamber, the Singapore Symphony and the London Philharmonic. She has given critically-acclaimed recitals in Tokyo, Frankfurt, Helsinki and elsewhere and is also in demand as a chamber musician at, among others, the Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.
For Naxos, Michiko Kamiya has recorded two CDs of staple violin recital repertoire..