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Michie KOYAMA PIANO

BIOGRAPHY

Michie Koyama started learning piano playing at the age of five. She completed musical high school at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, moving on to college level at the same University.
She participated in international music competitions in Tokyo (reached semi-final stage, 1980), Moscow (Tchaikovsky Competition, 3rd Prize, 1982) and Warsaw (Chopin Competition, 4th Prize, 1985).
In 1991, she made her London debut at the Royal Festival Hall with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She toured in Europe and the US. She has performed with top orchestras such as the Warsaw Philharmonic, Rotterdam Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, Berlin Symphony, Montreal Symphony, Moscow Radio Orchestra, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, English Chamber Orchestra and several orchestras in Japan. She has worked with such conductors as James Conlon, Otmar Suitner, Horst Stein, Neville Marriner, Claus Peter Flor, Seiji Ozawa, Andrew Davis, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Kazimierz Kord and others.
She repertoire includes over 60 piano concertos and many solo works ranging from Baroque to contemporary. She also appears in chamber ensembles, notably with violinist Augustin Dumay and pianist Maria Joao Pires.
She performs at major music festivals. In 1999, she appeared at the International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, playing Mozart, Bach, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Chopin.
She has made 26 recordings for Sony, including works by Chopin (Concerto No.1&No.2,Sonata in B minor, Mazurkas, Polonaises, Ballades, Scherzos etc.), Schumann (Carnival, Kreisleriana etc.), Liszt (Mephisto Waltz, En reve, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Campanella, Feux follets etc.), Rachmaninov (Concerto No.2&No.3,Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini etc.).