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Tokyo Music Competition

KATO Daiki

KATO Daiki

Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
1st place, and Audience Award, Piano Section, The 7th Tokyo Music Competition 2009

Musical Study Experiences

Began learning piano from 4 years of age
2011 Studies at the Piano Performance Course, the Department of Music, Showa University of Music


Studied under Eguchi Fumiko

Musical Careers

2007 March: medal winner at the 21st International Piano Competition of Epinal (France)
June: 1st Place, Piano Category, the 2nd Burckhardt International Music Competition
August: Silver Prize, Senzokugakuen-Maeda Prize and Oji Prize, G-Level, National, the 31st PTNA Piano Competition
October: 2nd Place, 2007 Asia Pacific Young Pianists Competition (Korea)
2008 March: Attended the 13th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy and won 4th Place at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition
August: 3rd Place, B Category, the 11th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists (Germany)
November: Held a recital at the Sagawa Library Multi Purpose Hall in Mito City
2009 January: Silver Prize, Concerto C Category, the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA
August: Silver Prize and Oji Prize, Special-Level, National, the 33rd PTNA Piano Competition
1st Place and Audience Award, Piano Section, the 7th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

Previously performed with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo New City Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, the Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra and more. Also performed in various concerts in Japan and overseas including the U.K., Germany, Singapore.


Baroque to contemporary. I have a particular interest in music of Beethoven, Liszt and Bartók that reflects philosophy about human nature.

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