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𝔹𝕚𝕠𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕡𝕙𝕪


Sayako SHINONAGA 


Born in Yamaguchi(Japan)in 1994,began piano studies at age of three.

She is the Grand Prix Winner of the 2015 PTNA Competition in Japan, that country's most important national competition.

As a result of this victory, she has been performing extensively throughout Europe and Japan, with major orchestras and chamber musicians including the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa(Mo.Michiyoshi Inoue),the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra(Mo.Kazumasa Watanabe and Mo.Taijiro Iimori).

In 2016,She was invited to the International Piano Festival in Nałęczów(Poland),and performed Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra(Mo.Kazimierz Brzozowski).
In 2021,She was also selected as a soloist at the Brescia Talent Music Summer Festival (Italy) and performed Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No.2 with the Master Orchestra(Mo.Sergio Baietta).She also performed with the Orchestre de Picardie(Mo.Arie van Beek).

In addition,She won the award at various competitions.

In 2008,the IMA music award(1st Prize)at Ishikawa Music Academy,in Japan.

In 2010,the 11th Chopin International Competition in Asia(Silver Prize),in Japan.

In 2013,the 14th Osaka International Music Competition(2nd Prize and jury's special award )in Japan.

In 2014,the 17th Kanazawa Fresh Concert Audition(1st Prize),in Japan.

In 2014,the 1st Imora International Piano Audition (1st Prize),in Japan.

In 2018, the 37th lizuka Music Competition (1st Prize),in Japan.

In 2019,the 19th Hokuriku Shinjin Toryumon Concert Audition(Outstanding Performance Award),in Japan.

In 2021, the Orbetello Piano Competition 2021(3rd Prize),in Italy

In 2021,the 39th Delia Steinberg International Piano Competition(2nd Prize),in Spain

In 2021,the 3rd Concours International de Piano des Hauts-de-France ≪Les etoiles du Piano≫(2nd Prize and Prix de la Ville de Roubaix),in France

She studied at the Tokyo College of Music in the class of Kazuko Sumi as a scholarship student.

Now she's enrolled in University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and studies with Prof. Anna Malikova.

Her teachers and supporters include other well-known personalities such as Tomoko Izumiya,Ryuta Ono,Chikako Shimizume,Aya Tsurumi,Michiko Ohno,Rie Ishii,Hironao Suzuki,Mizuho Nakada,Hiroo Sato.

Among others, She participated in masterclasses with Piotr Paleczny,Choong-Mo Kang,Pascal Rogé,Anne Queffélec,Bruno Rigutto,Kevin Kenner,Ronan O'Hora,Bernd Goetzke,Michel Dalberto,Gabriel Kwok,Stanislav Ioudenitch,Jean-Claude Pennetier,Eliso Virsaladze,Alexander Kobrin,Gilead Mishory,Henri Sigfridsson,Jan Jiracek von Arnim,Michel Dalberto,Jacques Rouvier,Angela Hewitt,and Ewa Poblocka.