Participant of contest 2017


Tomoki Kitamura

Born in Aichi (Japan) in 1991, Tomoki Kitamura began playing the piano at the age of three. Since his early years, he has won prizes at important international piano competitions including Hamamatsu (3rd Prize, 2006), Sydney (5th Prize and special Prizes for the best performance of Schubert and contemporary music, 2008) and Leeds (5th Prize, 2015). After winning the 1st Prize and the Grand Jury Prize at the prestigious Tokyo Music Competition (2005), Tomoki Kitamura has played not only as a recital pianist, but also as a soloist of orchestras, as a chamber music player, and recently as a fortepianist at numerous concerts in Germany, France, Spain, England, Poland and Japan.

He is also regularly invited to famous music festivals. His three solo CDs (including works by Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Berg, Bartók) received favorable reviews on the prestigious magazines in Japan. Currently, he is a student at the Universität der Künste Berlin, where he is studying Piano with Kei Itoh, Ewa Pobłocka and Rainer Becker, Harpsichord and Fortepiano with Mitzi Meyerson.


Tomoki Kitamura Runde 1

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sechs Bagatellen, Op. 126
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Präludium und Fuge in b-Moll, BWV 893
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 30 in E-Dur, Op. 109

Tomoki Kitamura Runde 2

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 27 in e-Moll, Op. 90
  • Johannes Brahms: Klaviersonate Nr. 3 in f-Moll, Op. 5

Tomoki Kitamura Runde 3

  • Toru Takemitsu: Les yeux clos II (1988)
  • Alban Berg: Klaviersonate, Op. 1
  •  Ludwig van Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr. 24 in Fis-Dur, Op. 78
  • Arnold Schoenberg: Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op. 19
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Präludium und Fuge Nr. 24 in d-Moll, Op. 87/24
  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Cellosonate in C-Dur, op. 102/1, 3. Satz: Adagio und 4. Satz: Allegro vivace

Tomoki Kitamura Runde 4

  • Ludwig van Beethoven: 2. Klavierkonzert in B-Dur, Op. 19