Fumiko Eguchi is acclaimed as one of the most prominent pedagogues in Japan. Beginning her piano studies with Susumu Nagai in Japan, she subsequently studied at Toho School of Music with Jun Date. She continued her studies in Europe and has performed numerous solo and chamber music recitals as well as concerts with orchestras. Nurturing many composers and artists, she has devoted herself to developing young talents as a chairperson at Yamaha Masterclass since its establishment in 1988.
She is always in demand for masterclasses and lectures throughout the country and abroad. Since 2010, she has been a faculty member at Ishikawa Music Academy and Asia International Piano Academy and Festival. Masataka Goto, one of her students, won the Liszt Competition in 2011. Eguchi's contributions in music education extend widely and she is actively involved in editing and publishing of many books, adult piano courses, along with other musical activities. She has also been a jury member of many international competitions.
Currently, she is a professor at Showa University of Music (Chair of Piano Department), Director of Showa Music and Ballet Studio, Director of Music Research Centre and Chair Professor at Piano Art Academy. She also serves on board of Piano Teachers’ National Association of Japan and is a Special Member of the Executive Committee of International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia.
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with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Prize winners Concert
in The Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Martyn van den Hoek, Gregorio Nardi (1986), Enrico Pace, Wibi Soerjadi (1989), Sergey Pashkevich (1992), Igor Roma (1996), Masaru Okada, Yundi Li (1999), Jean Dubé (2002), Yingdi Sun, Christiaan Kuyvenhoven (2005), Vitaly Pisarenko, Nino Gvetadze (2008), Masataka Goto, Olga Kozlova (2011) en Mariam Batsashvili (2014).Read more