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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, Piano Section, The 17th Tokyo Music Competition 2019

Musical Study Experiences

March 2015 Graduated from Music High School attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
August 2018 Graduated from the music degree program at Zurich University of the Arts
2019 Studies in the soloist course of the graduate school at Zurich University of the Arts


Studied under ITOH Kei and currently studies under Eckart HEILIGERS.

Musical Careers

2008 Gold Prize, the 9th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA
2009 Bronze Prize, the 33rd PTNA Piano Competition
2012 1st Place, Piano Category, Free Repertoire Course, the 5th Beten Music Competition (Japan)
2nd Place, High School Category, the 20th Petrof International Piano Competition
2017 2nd Place, the Robert Schumann Competition for young pianists (Germany)
2019 2nd Place, Piano Section, the 17th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

As a duo performer, Kitamura became a finalist of the Duo Category at the Design K Music Competition 2012 and the Duo Category at the OSAKA International Music Competition 2014 winning the Richard Wagner Conservatory Scholarship. He performed in several concerts in Tokyo, Malasia, and Indonesia as a performer of "Child Aid Asia" hosted by nonprofit organization Little Creators. Kitamura also writes and arranges music, as well as extending his perspective by holding a trio recital with sho (Japanese free-reed musical instrument) and oboe, and so on.


I have been studying pieces from Baroque to modern and contemporary, mainly written by German composers regardless of solo or chamber ensemble. Primarily, my favorite is the musical connection from Beethoven to Schumann to Brahms to Berg. My repertoire for concerto includes Mozart's Concerto No.24, Beethoven's all 5 concertos, Schumann's concerto, Brahms' Concerto No.1, and Rachmaninov's Concerto No.2.

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