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Tokyo Music Competition

TANI Akito

TANI Akito

Born in: Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
2nd place (Top prize) , and Audience Award, Piano Section, The 18th Tokyo Music Competition 2020

Musical Study Experiences

April 2019 Enrolled in Toho Gakuen Music High School as a special scholarship recipient
2020 Second year student at Toho Gakuen Music High School as a special scholarship recipient


Took lessons from numerous renowned musicians such as Elisso VIRSALADZE, Jean-Claude PENNETIER, Jacques ROUVIER, Sergei DORENSKY, Michel BÉROFF, Piotr PALECZNY, and NAKAMURA Hiroko at master classes overseas and in Japan. Currently, studies under OKAMOTO Michiko, SUZUKI Hironao, and NAGANO Eiko.

Musical Careers

2014 Gold Prize, Jr. G Level, the 38th PTNA Piano Competition
2015 1st Place and Moonlight Prize, Hupfer Category, the 21st Hupfer Tosu Piano Concours
2016 Special Prize, the 20th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition
2017 Kirishima International Music Festival Award and the TSUTSUMI Tsuyoshi Music Director Prize, the 38th Kirishima International Music Festival
2nd Place at the 8th Yasuko Fukuda Scholarship Audition
2019 1st Place, the 1st International Tchaikovsky Online Piano Competition for Young Musicians (Korea)
1st Place, Piano Category, the 17th České hudební soutěže (Czech Music Competition in Japan)
Won the 6th Arion-Toho Music Award
2020 Bronze Prize, Special Level, the 44th PTNA Piano Competition
2nd Place (top prize) and Audience Award, Piano Section, the 18th Tokyo Music Competition

Further Activities

Previously, Tani has performed with the following orchestras and conductors:
⁃ the Tokyo Mitaka Philharmonia led by NUMAJIRI Ryusuke at the TV Asahi's program “Daimei no nai Ongakukai (Untitled Concert)”
⁃ the Geidai Philharmonia Orchestra led by TAKASEKI Ken at the Sogakudo Concert Hall of Tokyo University of the Arts
⁃ the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra led by IWAMURA Chikara at the Suntory Hall
⁃ the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra led by UMEDA Toshiaki at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan
⁃ the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra led by AKIYAMA Kazuyoshi at the Hiroshima Bunka Gakuen HGB Hall


Studying mainly pieces written by Russian composers, my repertoire ranges from Romantic to modern and contemporary, including Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky. Additionally, I have started learning deeply about works in Baroque and Classical era.

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