Mitsutaka Shiraishi

Mitsutaka Shiraishi, Piano

After attending the high school attached to Tokyo University of the Arts, completed the Tokyo University of the Arts and its graduate school. In 1989, he entered the Juilliard School of Music. 1990 Gina Bachauer International Scholarship Competition Winner. In 1991, she won the on-campus concerto competition and performed with the Juilliard Orchestra at Lincoln Center. Returned to Japan in 1992.

In 1994, at the 63rd Music Competition of Japan, she won the Kinoshita Award (co-starring), which is given to excellent performances of Japanese songs. His solo, chamber music, concerto, etc., have a reputation for high musicality, and are highly trusted by domestic and foreign co-stars. What deserves special mention is the lively, overwhelming sense of rhythm and structure, and the finely polished and beautiful sound that makes you feel the unique universe. In addition, his repertoire is wide, and his talent is fully demonstrated regardless of the field, such as Japanese and contemporary works. Many appearances on NHK-BS, NHK-FM, etc. In activities such as the Public Hall Music Revitalization Project of the General Incorporated Foundation, he travels around the country, actively working on educational programs for children, and also serves as a judge for juniors and various competitions. "Classical for Children" registered artist (Sony Music Foundation). As a culmination of one year of activities, the solo recital held regularly in Tokyo every year will be counted 36 times in September 2023. The ambitious program and the refreshing stage are also attractive, and it is one of the few talented groups.

CDs include "Regulus Circuit", "109", "Grand Conductor's Piano Works", "Composer Mravinsky", "Beethoven Piano Sonata Vol. Category Excellence Award, 2007), "Satie Works I & II" were both well received, and "Leroy Anderson on Piano" received praise from Anderson's family. 2014 "Mussorgsky: Suite 'Pictures at an Exhibition'", "Relaxing Piano - Best of Music Therapy", "Chopin of Peace - Best of Music Therapy", 2021 "Nino Rota and Joe Hisaishi Piano Works", 2022 Released "Appassionata".

He studied piano under Keiko Kanazawa, Yoshie Takara, Jun Date, Hitoshi Kobayashi, and Martin Canyn, chamber music under Felix Galimia, and accompaniment under Jonathan Feldman. Part-time lecturer at Tokyo University of the Arts and Ochanomizu University.

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