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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Fukui Prefecture, Japan
2nd place, Piano Section, The 1st Tokyo Music Competition 2003

Musical Study Experiences

2001 Graduated at top of class from Toho Gakuen College Music Department


Previously studied under Ono Shinji, Hirose Yasushi, Martha Argerich and Dina Yoffe

Musical Careers

1998 2nd Place, Piano Category, the 67th Music Competition of Japan;
Selected as soloist for Toho Academy Orchestra and performed Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 2 with Jean Fournet
1999 Performed a solo in NHK-FM FM Recital; participated in numerous music festivals including the MUSIC FESTIVAL Argerich's Meeting Point in Beppu (Beppu Argerich Music Festival) '99
2000 Passed the audition of dispatching artists to overseas competition hosted by Meiji Yasuda Cultural Foundation;
performed as part of the Japan-Denmark Music Cultural Exchange Project in Copenhagen led by D.Liddell with the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra
2001 Won the NTT DoCoMo Award
2002 Performed in numerous concerts domestically and overseas including a debut recital at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
2003 Winner and Finalist of the 8th Emerging Musician Concert the Concert Marronnier 21, the 4th Kazusa Akademia Music Competition, the 1st Tokyo Music Competition and more ;
2nd Place (top prize), the 23rd International Piano Competition Ettore Pozzoli and won the Rotary Prize;
2003 winner of the Edogawa Cultural Prize (youngest winner)
2004 Performed in NHK-FM Masterpiece Recital;
led by Iimori Norichika with New Philharmonic Orchestra Chiba performing Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2;
performed Schubert’s Piano Quintet "Die Forelle" with members of Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and the Sunrise Quartet ;
held solo recital in Italy
2005 3rd Place, Piano Category, the 51st "Maria Canals" Barcelona International Musical Execution Competition
2006 Selected for solo recital in concert led by Kobayashi Ken-ichiro performing with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra;
in the intervening years since then Kawamura has performed in approximately 30 concerts, adding in recent years recitals and performances with orchestra and vigorous work in chamber music and contemporary compositions' premiering;
also, beyond his performance activities, he is engaged in the regional composer Imagawa Setsu’s music recording project and expansion into other activities
Current Currently part time lecturer at Toho Gakuen College Music Department and Senzoku Gakuen College of Music

Further Activities

Began learning piano from 5 years of age


Bach, Scarlatti, Haydn and Beethoven’s main pieces; Chopin, Schuman, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy and Ravel’s main pieces; contemporary Japanese composers.
His concerto repertoire includes approximately 20 pieces from Classical to Contemporary music.

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