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I did a search of Maestronet and found no results for "Naoko Terai." I was just sitting here listening to some CD's and wondering why she's so little known here in the U.S. She's a Japanese jazz violinist, born 1967, started playing the violin at age four, and decided that jazz was her means to express herself. Most of my Terai CD's are from between the years 1998 and 2005. Almost all of them were made for Japanese release with most of the liner notes in Japanese. She made a CD in collaboration with Lee Ritenour in 2000 which is a bit towards the popular jazz idiom, but really beautiful. She made another CD with the French jazz accordion player Richard Galliano. I just ordered another CD that was listed as being from 2015, so I guess she's still active and I can't wait to hear what she's doing now. In contrast to many jazz violinists her intonation is exquisite, and her phrasing is always disciplined and intelligent, without any cliche' or decorative but inessential flourishes a' la Grappelli. If you're interested in jazz, search for her and you'll find lots of videos. In my humble opinion you should.