Participant of contest 2021

Daiki Kato

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Daiki Kato

At the 7th Tokyo Music Competition‐one of the prestigious national competition in Japan, he won the 1st Prize and furthermore the audience prize. Since then, he has appeared as a guest soloist with professional orchestras such as the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, the Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, I. J. Paderewski Pomeranian Philharmonic Orchestra and Sudecka Philharmonic. He has also worked with some of the famous conductors: Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, Marek Pijarowski, Tadeusz Strugała, Naoto Otomo, Toshiaki Umeda, Kazuhiro Koizumi, Masahiko Enkoji, Shigeo Genda, Ken Takaseki, Norichika Iimori, Kazumasa Watanabe and Yuko Tanaka.

He also won the 1st Prize at Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition, ASEAN International Concerto Competition, the 3rd Prize at the 9th Paderewski International Piano Competition. He completed his bachelor and master’s degree at Showa Music University where he has studied with Fumiko Eguchi. Currently he is studying with Adrian Oetiker and Antti Siirala at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. He is on the scholarship from Rohm Music Foundation, DAAD and Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan.