Participant of contest 2023

Akane Yoshida

Akane Yoshida

Akane Yoshida, born in Hiroshima, Japan, began her piano lessons at the age of three. In 2016, she completed her Bachelor's degree at the AICHI University of the Arts (Japan) with several awards as the top student in her year.

Since 2016 she has been studying at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with Björn Lehmann. In 2015/2016 she was a scholarship holder of the Aoyama Foundation, in 2016 of the Hiroshima Peace Creation Fund, then since 2019 a scholarship holder of the Paul Hindemith Society, and in 2022 and 2023 a scholarship holder of the Fondation CLAVARTE.

She won many prizes, including first prize and special prize at the "Gifu International Music Festival" in Gifu in 2013, third prize at the Artur Schnabel Competition of the Udk in 2014, and she was a finalist at the Brahms Piano Competition in 2019.

With the orchestra of the Landestheater Detmold she played the Piano Concerto No. 1 by Johannes Brahms at the Japanese Embassy in Germany (2021).