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Kenji Miura

Kenji Miura

Kenji says about SK-EX;

A Shigeru Kawai concert grand is the most inspiring partner a pianist could ask for on stage. Its endless range of tone and touch is unparalleled and always gives me new possibillities. Every hall should have a Shigeru Kawai!

Kenji Miura is one of the most exciting pianists of his generation and has won critical acclaims from around the world. He has been invited to many prestigious venues around the world, including the Wigmore Hall in London, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Act City Hall in Japan, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre in London and The London Steinway Hall. He gives regular performances around Japan and Germany, and has also given recitals in Paris, USA, Canada, Dubai and Sweden. He has collaborated with many professional artists from around the globe including the notorious Nash Ensemble from UK, Kaeko Mukoyama (Principal Cellist of the NHK Symphony Orchestra), Yasuhiro Suzuki (Solo Viola of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra) and Keiko Urushihara.

At the age of ten he was awarded the first prize at the Rai-on Piano Competition. He was a finalist in the 2009 Franz Liszt International Piano Competition for young pianists in Weimar. In 2015, he won the Outstanding Diploma at the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition. He is also the recipient of the AAF Award, which was awarded to him by Martha Argerich and Gustav Alink.

He was born in Japan in 1993. He has studied the piano since the age of three and joined The Purcell School of Music in London in 2006 at the age of thirteen, where he received a Scholarship funded by the UK Government’s Music and Dance Scheme, and studied piano with Roshan Magub and William Fong. Kenji has participated in masterclasses given by Charles Rosen, Dimitri Alexeev, Laurent Boullet and Peter Nagy to name but a few. After auditioning for the Royal Academy of Music in London, University of the Arts in Berlin and the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and being accepted by all of the above schools, he continued his studies under the guidance of Klaus Hellwig in Berlin. In March 2014, after being accepted at University of the Arts in Berlin and Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, he continued to study with Eldar Nebolsin at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler. He currently holds a scholarship from Fondation Clavarte in Switzerland.

He is an Artist of the Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now organisation and performs regularly around Germany with his Duo The Langley Duo(Luke Turrell Viola).