Juror 2021

Fumiko Eguchi

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Fumiko Eguchi

Fumiko Eguchi is acclaimed as one of the most prominent pedagogues in Japan. Beginning her piano studies with Susumu Nagai, she has subsequently studied at Toho School of Music with Jun Date. She continued her studies in Europe and has performed numerous concerts in solo, chamber music, accompanying, and with orchestras. Nurturing many composers and artists, she has devoted to developing young talents as a chairperson at Yamaha Master Class since its establishment  in 1988.   She is always in demand for masterclasses and lectures throughout Asia, Europe, and America. Many of her students are prizewinners of prestigious international competitions including Hamamatsu, Liszt, and Tchaikovsky Competition. Her contributions in music education extend widely and she is actively involved in editing and publishing books, conducting group lessons for adult learners and teachers, along with others.

She serves on jury of many national and international competitions such as Beethoven, Casagrande, Dublin, Hanoi, Liszt, Mozart, Pozzoli, and Seoul Music Competition. Currently, she is a Professor at Showa University of Music (Chair of Piano Department), Director of Showa Music and Ballet Studio, Director of  Music Education Research Center, and Chair Professor at Piano Art Academy. She is a Board Member of Piano Teachers' National Association of Japan and is a Senior Board Member of the Executive Committee of International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA.