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Mari Kumamoto,Piano

Born in Tokyo. At the age of 10, he moved to Spain with his family. Studied at the Spanish Royal Madrid Conservatory and won the Spanish Youth Music Competition. He received a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School and then at the Royal Academy of Music. Winner of the Newport International Music Competition in England. Awarded by the late Princess Diana. Received a recital = diploma at the youngest. In 1991, he completed the world's first recording of the complete piano works of the Spanish composer Mompou. He also received the ARAM qualification given to graduates with outstanding achievements from the Royal Academy of Music. Performing on the world stage, he has performed with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, the Joseph Suk & Suk Chamber Orchestra, the Cairo Opera Orchestra, the Venezuelan Symphony Orchestra, and has given recitals in Spain, Prague, Alexandria, Egypt, Amman, Jordan, and Buenos Aires. . In Japan, for more than 10 years, he has hosted the ROHM Lyric Selection national tour, NHK's "Geijutsu Gekijyo" BS Classic Pickup, and the concert series "One Million Classics" with the theme of "making classical music more familiar". It was well received all over the world. In 2016, the 30th anniversary of her debut, she performed with the Kyoto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Junichi Hirokami in the renovation project of ROHM Theater Kyoto, including a commemorative recital in Tokyo. In addition to serving as a judge for international competitions, he was appointed as Kanagawa Prefecture Magcal Ambassador and participated in the prefecture's cultural promotion project. Published the book "A Pianist from Morning to Night" (published by Hannah). In 2017, the 100th anniversary album of William Gillock's birth, <Mari Plays Gillock> and <Mari Plays Satie>, were released simultaneously from King Records. In January 2018, Gillock's performance was featured on TV Asahi's "Untitled Concert".

He continues to be supported by a wide range of fans for his versatile activities such as collaboration concerts with actors and celebrities, appearances on TV and radio, and writing activities. Professor at Osaka University of Arts Performance Department.

Official website http://www.marikumamoto.com/
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