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1st Prizewinner of the 3rd SIMC Piano Section

Born in Sendai, Japan in 1982, Yuya Tsuda has won numerous prizes and awards, and performs regularly as both soloist and chamber musician throughout Japan and Germany. He won 1st prize and the Education Minister’s Prize at the All Tohoku Piano Competition in 1998. He entered Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music in 2001, and won 3rd prize at The Music Competition of Japan in the same year. He was given a lesson by Vladimir Ashkenazy at the 7th Miyazaki International Music Festival in 2002, and he won the audience prize at the 2nd Sendai International Music Competition in 2004. Graduating from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music with top honors, he received many prestigious Awards such as the Ataka Award, Acanthus Award, Douseikai Award, and the Kreutzer Award.

He won 1st prize, the audience prize and the French Ambassador to Japan Prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in 2007. And he was also awarded with Special Prize for the interpretation of commissioned work at the ARD Wettbewerb München 2011.

Currently he is continuing his studies under Prof. Pascal Devoyon at Berlin University of the Arts.

Yuya Tsuda founded the piano trio “Accord” together with violinist Kei Shirai and cellist Hiroki Kadowaki and they perform actively throughout Japan. The Orchestras he has performed with include Berliner Symphoniker, Deutsches Kammerorchester, Münchener Kammerorchester, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphonic Orchestra and Geidai Philharmonia.

His piano teachers include Pascal Devoyon, Gabriel Tacchino, Miyoko Goldberg Yamane, Yu Kakuno, and Ruriko Shibuya. He studied chamber music under Miyoko Goldberg Yamane, Chikashi Tanaka, Fumiaki Kono, and Nobuko Yamazaki.

He has made a number of CDs including his solo album ‘Pathetique/ Wandererfantasie’ under the simc label, and ‘Duo vol.1’ ‘Duo vol.2’ and ‘Duo vol.3’ with Nami Records.

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