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Tokyo Music Competition

KAWADA Kentaro

KAWADA Kentaro

Born in: Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
3rd place, Piano Section, The 4th Tokyo Music Competition 2006

Musical Study Experiences

2002 Graduated from Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts
2008 Graduated from モMoscow State Tchaikovsky Conservaroty


Studied piano under Motoki Hiroko, Hibiya Yukiko, Takeshima Yukiko, Yokoyama Yukio, Yoshitake Masako and Natalia Trull
Studied accompaniment methods under Margarita Kravchenko
Studied chamber music under Mikhail Olenev and Dmitry Kaprin

Musical Careers

1994 Appeared in NHK Educational TV Program "Yukaina Concert"
1996, 1997 Won Encouragement award at D-Level, Final, the 20th PTNA Piano Competition, and E-Level, Final, the 21st PTNA Piano Competition
1997 Encouragement award, Middle School Category, Tokyo Regional, the 51st Student Music concours of Japan
1998 1st Place and President of Kanagawa Shimbun Prize, Middle School Piano Category, the 14th Kanagawa Classical Music Competition
3rd Place, the 1st Morioka Seishonen Kokusai Piano Concours (Morioka Young Pianists Competition)
2005 Performed with Natalia Trull at Stars of the 21st Century International Arts & Music Festival in Novgorod, Russia
2006 3rd Place (1st Place not awarded), Piano Section, the 4th Tokyo Music Competition 2006
Performed with violinist Temma Atsuko
2007 Finalist, the 15th International Piano Competition "Sergei Rachmaninov" 2007 (Italy)

Further Activities

Previously performed with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and Kraków State Philharmony. While at school, he received the Rohm Music Foundation scholarship.


Baroque to contemporary. Especially, Russian pieces are my main repertoire. Other than solo performances, I am also expanding my activities to chamber music as well.

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