7/25 (Sat) EVENING のスペシャルサプライズゲストの、坂本真由美さんはこんな方！ Piano Concert - ピアノコンサート
Born in Japan, Mayumi Sakamoto made her orchestral debut with her hometown orchestra at the age of 11.
She graduated from Tokyo University of the Arts with Douseikai Prize (prize from the alumni association) and Yomiuri Prize (major newspaper in Japan). She obtained "Konzertexamen" in Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media in Germany and graduated with a scholarship from the Rohm Music Foundation. She served as an invited lecturer in the Master Class, an instructor for chamber music, and an assistant for Professor Einar Steen-Nøkleberg at Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media.
She won the First Prize accompanied by the Prize of the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne at the International Music Competition in Cologne in 2011.
She won the First prize and the Prix d’Oslo at the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Norway, and the highest prize at the Pausilypon International Piano Competition in Italy. She was the Second Prize winner at the Top of the World International Piano Competition in Norway as well as at the Andorra International Piano Competition in Andorra. She was the prize winner at the Pinerolo International Piano Competition in Italy, the Scottish International Piano Competition and the 2003 Leeds International Pianoforte Competition, a semi-finalist at the 2002 International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow, and a diploma recipient at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition.
She has also received prizes at numerous piano competitions in Japan including the First Prize at the All Japan Student Music Concours at the age of 15.
She recorded Mozart’s piano concertos with the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with Göttingen Symphony Orchestra. In 2014, she performed Xaver Scharwenka’s piano concerto with Brandenburg State Orchestra.
She has also been invited to several renowned music festivals. Her performance has been broadcasted on television and radio. She has given a number of solo recitals as well as performance with orchestras in Germany, Norway, Russia, Austria, Italy, Belgium, U.S.A., and Japan.
Her bold but delicate performances with colorful and emotional sounds have won great acclaim. Her new CD which recorded Mozart’s piano concertos with the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne will be released in 2015.