Participant of contest 2023

Wataru Mashimo

Wataru Mashimo

His piano studies started in Fukuoka, Japan and later at Music High school attached Tokyo university of The Arts with Prof. Takashi Hironaka. In 2022 he obtained his bachelor’s degree with graduation honors at Imola international Academy.

He has won international prizes including the Finalist Prize in the prestigious Competition, 29th Clara Haskil Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland and the 1st prize at the A. Baldi international Piano Competition, Italy.

Until he moved to Italy, he has appaired on monthly concerts that is a project to build young musicians through collaborations with matured musicians, Yoko Kubo (Vn) and Ko Iwasaki (Vc) for two years from 2014. After coming to Europe, he was invited for international music festivals and important places, 'young Prague' in Czech Republic, „Milano Piano City“ in Italy, Main Hall of Walenstein Palace in Czech Republic, „Casa Mozart“, Mozart Association Italy and the Hindemith Foundation in Switzerland.

Besides he has played with orchestras such as Italian Youth Orchestra, Imola Chamber Orchestra and Zermatt Festival Orchestra.

He is currently studying in the master’s degree course with Maestro Ingrid Fliter and Leonid Margarius for the piano and with Maestro Marco Zuccarini for the chamber music with scholarship at Imola.