Yukari Arai

Yukari Arai ,Piano

After completing the master's course at Tokyo University of the Arts and its graduate school, completed the Geneva Conservatory of Music in Switzerland (acquired soloist diploma). While studying abroad, she performed at music festivals such as the Chopin Festival in Paris and in a recital series, performing with orchestras. He has won many prizes in competitions, including the 3rd prize at the 7th Monopoli International Piano Competition in Italy (including the Asian Award).

In Japan, the Young Virtuoso Series by Steinway Japan Co., Ltd., the debut concert series at Sogakudo of the former Tokyo Music School, the commemorative concert with Horowitz's piano (No.314503), the appearance at La Folle Journée au Japon, etc. Widely active. Chanel "Pygmalion Days" series artist in 2007. Registered artist in 2012 and 2013 of the Regional Creation “Public Hall Music Revitalization Project”.

Starting with the release of a CD with the legendary violinist Ida Handel in March 2009, he has recorded and performed with many famous instrumentalists both in Japan and abroad. have been sent. Received two special prizes (co-starring award [violin category]) at the Music Competition of Japan.

His solo debut CD "Melancholy" (Steinway label) was selected as one of the "3 CDs of the Month" by the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper. Released "Transparent Wind ~ Ravel Piano Masterpieces".

She studied piano under Keiko Ueno, Shuji Tanaka, Kenji Watanabe, the late Halina Czerny-Stefanska, and Dominic Merle, and chamber music under Keiko Urushibara and Reiko Honjo. Tokyo University of the Arts Accompaniment Assistant (2007-2009: String Instrument Department / 2010-2012: Wind Instrument Department) and Part-time Lecturer at Senzoku Gakuen College of Music Piano Department.

Steinway artist.

Official website http://yukariarai.com/

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© Earl Anfini

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