Japanese pianist Yuumi Yamaguchi, first began her musical journey at the Yamaha Music School, where she studied piano and composition for twelve years. She was then admitted to the Tokyo College of Music, where she studied solo piano with Yuko Sekine and Atsuko Okada, and chamber music with Eisuke Tsuchida. In 2009 she moved to Vienna to study piano chamber music with Avedis Kouyoumdjian at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where, in 2015, she completed her Master’s with distinction.
As a soloist, Yuumi has won numerous Prizes in both national and international competitions. Notable prizes include ISA special prize for piano at the 20th International Summer Academy PragWienBudapest (2010) and third prize in the 18th International Johannes Brahms Competition (2011).
Yuumi has performed in prestigious venues throughout Europe, including the Musikverein, Konzerthaus und Schubert’s Birth House in Vienna, and has toured around Italy, Hungry, Slovakia and Slovenia both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. Following her success at the J.Brahms Competition, Yuumi gave a solo recital at Klosterneuburg Monastery in 2012, performing works by Haydn, J.Brahms, Armenian composer Babadjanian and T.Takemitsu. Later in 2012 she performed Brahms’ First Concerto with the Johannes Brahms Philharmoniker in Tokyo. Furthermore she was selected to perform at a ceremony held in memory of the Japanese earthquake and Tsunami (March, 2011) at the Austrian National Diet Building.
She has attended master classes with Avedis Kouyoumdjian in Vienna, and with Anne Queffelec, Henri Barda and Haruhi Hata in Paris.
Yuumi Yamaguchi, piano