Biography

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, Norway, Switzerland 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. In 2017, the very 1st edition of the International Shigeru Kawai Piano Competition was held to celebrate the 90th anniversary of Kawai Instruments. More than 350 pianists from 25 countries took part and Kenji Miura was crowned the first prize winner.

Kenji Miura was born in Japan in 1993 and begun studyoing the piano at the age of 4. At the age of 10,he moved to Dubai with his family and at the young age of 13 he moved to London alone and joined The Purcell School of Music in London, where he received a Scholarship funded by the UK Government’s Music and Dance Scheme, and studied piano with Roshan Magub and William Fong.

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 January 2013, he left the music scene and spent a year working in Japan. In his spare time he volunteered to work with children in need. March 2014, after being accepted at University of the Arts in Berlin and Hochschule fuer Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin, he continued to study with Eldar Nebolsin at Hochschule fuer Musik Hanns Eisler.

Kenji received guidance from Charles Rosen, Dimitri Alexeev, Pascal Devoyon, Laurent Boullet and Peter Nagy to name but a few.

Between 2014.15 he was a recipient of the Deutschlandstipendiu. He currently holds a scholarship given by Fondation Clavarte in Switzerland.

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