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Keiko Tamura

Keiko Tamura studied the piano and composing at the Music High School in Tokyo. She continued her studies at the Music College in Luebeck with Eliza and Conrad Hansen and she graduated with distinction. She attended chamber music classes with Walter Levin, M. Pressler and V. Ashkenazy.

In 1990 she won a prize together with the cellist Thomas Grossenbacher at the International Chamber Music Competition “Vittorio Gui” in Florence. In 1998 and 2002 she won a prize for the “Best Piano Accompaniment” at the International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. Keiko Tamura is well-known for her concerts all over Europe, as well as in the U.S.A. and Japan. She has appeared at festivals, e.g. in Davos and at the Rheingau Music Festival. She has successfully appeared as a soloist with Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and also as an accompanist to well-known chamber musicians like Geringas, Tsutsumi, Artemis Quartet and Bartók Quartet. Numerous recordings on television and radio, and also many CDs bear witness to her talent. Together with the violinist Primoz Novsak and the cellist Thomas Grossenbacher she has appeared in the “Trio Caleidoscopio”.

April 2012