Rie Kimura is a highly appreciated Baroque violinist. In 2010 she won the first prize, the public prize at the Bonporti violin competition in Italy.
Her expressive playing and talent make her a much requested baroque violinist. She is one of the founding members of the Fantasticus ensemble. She plays regularly with the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, the Bach Collegium Japan, the Apollo Ensemble and the Nederlandse Bachvereniging. Her first solo recording Tartini et Veracini was released in 2015 and received a 5-star welcome from the Dutch daily De Volkskrant.
Rie studied baroque violin with Lucy van Dael at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, from which she graduated with honours. She has also received numerous awards including the Yamanashi Early Music competition as well as various prizes including those of Bruges and Amsterdam for early music.