Katsumi Ueda

Katsumi Ueda, Piano

Graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts music department and graduate school. Studied under the late Jun Date and Toyoaki Matsuura. Selected for the 38th Japan Music Competition while in school. Received the Ataka Prize in 1971 and the Kreutzer Prize in 1973. Studied at the Northwestern German Academy in Detmold and continued to study under Klaus Schilde at the Berlin University of the Arts. 1977 Long-Thibaud International Competition 2nd prize. From 1978 to 1979 he worked as an assistant at the Berlin University of the Arts, and by the time he returned to Japan in 1980, he had performed throughout Europe. He has performed with NHK Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Sakkyo Symphony Orchestra, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Nine Symphony Orchestras, and Bach Solisten of Germany. From 1986 to 2005, he held a total of 27 "Katsumi Ueda Beethoven Series" performances covering piano sonatas, variations, chamber music, and songs. In 2007, he started the "Katsumi Ueda Composer Series". He is active not only as a soloist but also as a chamber musician. Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of the Arts.

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