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Yumiko Segawa (Piano)

Born: November 28, 1986 - Tokyo, Japan

The Japanese pianist, Yumiko Segawa, went to the kindergarten, elementary school, and high school, befire she attended the the Kunitachi College of Music. She frequently appeared in the club's concert. In addition, she belonged to the junior high school choir club, and received the gold medal at the 67th NHK National School Music Competition under the guidance and command of Kishiro Haneda. In March 2009, she graduated from the National College of Music. She received the Takeoka Prize, as well as the best master of the keyboard instrument soloist course. She appeared in the graduation concert, Yomiuri Shinkin concert, etc. She also won the Okada Prize for Best 2nd and 3rd Years at the university. No. 1 in the 27th Japan Piano Competition Special Prize Division, 7th Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia, College Student Division Gold Prize and Jury Special Award.

Yumiko Segawa made her Suntory Hall debut concert in 2007 playing Enigma Variations Op. 36 (piano solo version) played at 150th birth Anniversary of Edward Elgar. After graduation, she played Morton Feldman's Why Patterns? at the regular concert organized by National Institute of Music "music and body" with dancer Takehiro Tanaka. Also as an ensemble player, she he plays in recitals with strings and wind instrument, CD recordings and so on. "FOODIES TV" (30 "food practice songs") recorded piano performances. Last December, she collaborated with Miura Akihiro at a charity concert sponsored by volunteer group Maldi. Start a solo recital from March 2013. Steinway Salon Tokyo Matsuo Hall (Vol. 1), Tokyo Bunka Kaikan Koen Hall (Vol. 2, Vol. 4) and Toppan Hall (Vol. 3), J.S. Bach or Yumiko Segawa et al. Frédéric Chopin, France Modern times, Japanese work Based on the history of music, held in various viewpoint programs. Recitial Vol. 2 Same day, release debut CD.

Yumiko Segawa studied piano so far with Tomoko Bamai, Masayuki Hashimoto, Reiko Watanabe, Ichiro Kato, Yoshiko Shibuya. In 2011 she attended the Nice Summer International Music Academy and completed Michel Béroff's class. She studied harmony studies with Hajime Kurokawa. Accompaniment method at Shizuoka Music Akai AOI from 2009 to 2014, studied under Ichiro Nodaira as a student of the 4th, 6th and 8th "Ensemble course for pianists". She learned the command law from Masakazu Natsuda from the time when she was a student at the National Music College, and after graduation she studied composition. She is a member of the Japan-France Contemporary Music Association.

Source: Keitto Records Website, English translation by Aryeh Oron (November 2016); Yumiko Segawa profile on Facebook
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Aryeh Oron (November 2016)

Yumiko Segawa: Short Biography | Recordings of Instrumental Works

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Keitto Records [Japanese]

Yumiko Segawa on Facebook

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