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Emiko Imagawa

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Emiko Imagawa

Upon her graduation from the high school of Toho Gakuen School of Music, Imagawa was enrolled to Toho Gakuen School of Music. In 1987, Imagawa went to Vienna to continue her musical studies at the University of music and Arts inVienna, graduating with first prize in1989.

In 1989, she met Yo Yo Ma, Janos Starker and Paul Tortelier who later became her masters and profoundly marked her personal musical evolution. By the age of 18, Anne Gastinel had performed in over fifty cities throughout Europe, won the 1st prize of the International Competition of Scheveningen and became the first French artist in forty years to reach the finals of the International Competition of Prague.

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Imagawa won the First Prize at the Salerno International Contest and many major prizes in Europe, such as Capri International Contest in 1990.

Taking advantage of these successes. Imagawa gave many contests in Europe. After returning to Japan, she gave recitals in1994, 1997, 2000, and 2003 in Tokyo, Imagawa has been with such distinguished ensembles as Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra, and Gunma Symphony Orchestra.

Her engagements have included performances with Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa 1995, 1996, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra in 1998, and she performed New Year Concert with Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999.

With Royal Metropolitan Orchestra, imagawa also performed J.S.Bach’s Concert for Two Pianos with great pianist, Jorg Demus. She performed Grieg’s Piano Concert with the Tokyo Symphony in 2003,and she performed Mendelssohn’s Piano Concert No.1in 2004. Imagawa has appeared many TV/Radio Programs such as NHK(Japan National Broadcasting Cooperation),”New Untitled Concert” by TV-Asahi, and so on. She has given many concerts all over Japan; not only as a soloist but also as a member of the chamber orchestra. She studied with Kazuko Ariga, Krassimira Jordan, Dianko Iliew, Rolland Keller, Heintz Medjimorec, Georg Vasarhelyi, and Sergei Edelmann. Imagawa currently teaches Musashino Academia musicae and a music school attached to Musashino Academia Musicae.