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Tokyo Music Competition



Born in: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
1st place, and Judges Grand Prize, Piano Section, The 3rd Tokyo Music Competition 2005

Musical Study Experiences

Began learning piano from 3 years of age
Entered the Department of Instrumental Music, the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts; currently studying at Berlin University of the Arts


Currently studies under Itoh Kei

Further Activities

1st Place, Piano Category, Primary School Division, Nagoya Regional at the 57th Student Music Concours of Japan (2003)
5th Place, A Category A (under 16’s) at the 9th Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists (Germany) (2004)
4th Place at the 10th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition (2005)
1st Place and Grand Jury Prize (All Categories) at the 3rd Tokyo Music Competition (2005)
3rd Place at the 6th Hamamatsu International Piano Competition (2006)
At the 9th Sydney International Piano Competition, won 5th Place; Best Schubert performance prize; Best Performance Prize of an Australian work in Stage III, donated by Australasian Performing Right Association; Youngest Finalist Prize (2008)
〈Main Performance History〉
2005: Held first recital In June at Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture at the Sagawa Library Multi Purpose Hall then went on to do recitals in various places in Japan
2007: Later performed in various music festivals including the Tokyo Summer Festival and the Nakanoshima International Music Festival as well as performing every year at La Folle Journée Tokyo Music Festival
2009: Held concerts in France and Germany
2011: February, CD Debut "Fantasie"(Fontec)

Previously played in regular concerts with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra as well as various performances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other major Japanese and international orchestras.
As well as this, performed for T.V. Asahi’s "Daimei no nai Ongakukai (Untitled Concert)" and NHK "Pianopia" NHK-FM "Meikyoku Recital (Masterpiece Recital)" and more.
<Track List>
L.V. Beethoven-F.Liszt/An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98/S.469
R.Schumann/ Etudes in Variation Form on a Theme by Beethoven
R.Schumann/Fantasie in C major, Op.17
R.Schumann-F.Liszt/Fruhlingsnacht Op.39-12/S.568
R.Schumann-F.Liszt/Widmung Op.25-1/S.566
Recorded: September 1st–3rd, 2010 Karuizawa Ohga Hall
FACD9498 Price 2,800yen (tax excluded 2,667yen) SACD Hybrid Format


I have an interest in creating a program in the form of story using various associated pieces from the Baroque, pre-Baroque Period to contemporary. I would like to perform the compositions that resonate with me the most whether they are masterpieces or not.
Recently I have also been performing chamber music and working on arrangements for orchestras.

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