Yumeko Kawakami (Japan)

Yumeko Kawakami (Japan)

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Born in Japan, Yumeko Kawakami began playing the piano aged six. She has studied with Utae Moriwake, Claudio Soares Tazuko Ashida and Yu Kakuno. After studying at Tokyo University of Arts, she moved to Salzburg and has been studying with Professor Jacques Rouvier.

Yumeko he has received awards at the PTNA Piano Competition, the Chopin International Piano Competition in Asia, the Sakai International Piano Competition, and the Steinway Piano Competition in Tokyo. She has given many recitals as a soloist and has performed with many artists. She is also active as a song pianist and organises and performs song concerts in Japan every year. Yumeko was supported by Esaki Foundation in 2019.