Participant of contest 2007


Keiko Hattori

The Japanese pianist Keiko Hattori received her first piano lessons at the age of 3 and made her concert debut at the age of 11 at the 19th World Conference of the International Society for Music Education in Finland.

During her studies at the Tokyo State University of the Arts and with Prof. Karl-Heinz Kämmerling at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Keiko Hattori won numerous prestigious international competition prizes, including the Cologne International Piano Competition „Stiftung Tomassoni“, the Geneva International Music Competition and the International Telekom Beethoven Competition in Bonn.

Her numerous solo recitals, chamber music performances and concerts with orchestra have taken her to major concert halls in Europe, the Persian Gulf region and many cities in Japan. She is also a guest at internationally renowned music festivals such as the International Beethovenfest Bonn, the Ruhr Piano Festival and the International Bodensee Festival as well as other festivals in Europe and Japan. Recordings of her performances have been broadcast on various radio programmes at home and abroad.

As a soloist she has performed with the WDR Radio Orchestra Cologne, the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, the Southwest German Chamber Orchestra Pforzheim, the Classical Philharmonic Orchestra Bonn, the Polish State Philharmonic Orchestra Czestochowa and the Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra under the conductors Peter Gülke, Heribert Beissel, Roman Kofman, Stefan Blunier, Dirk Kaftan, Georg Mais and Jerzy Salwarowski. Her chamber music work includes performances with renowned musicians such as Mischa Maisky, Stephan Picard, Markus Tomasi, Christine-Maria Höller, Harriet Krijgh, Mathias Johansen and the Asasello Quartet. She is also a founding member of the Pamina Trio, Ensemble Pagon and Destino Tango. In these ensembles she works closely with contemporary composers and has premiered numerous works.

In addition to her concert activities on an international level, the musical education of young musicians is also very important to her. She currently teaches piano and correpetition at the Landesmusikschulwerk in Upper Austria.