„...performed with deep sensitivity… "

// Kyodo-News

Hailed for her “deeply sensitive performance” (Kyodo News) and “clear articulation, flexible phrasing and secure technique” (Il Giornale di Vicenza), Japanese pianist KASUMI captivates audiences with her expressive and creative playing.

As a prize-winner of multiple international competitions such as the Brahms Competition in 2016, KASUMI has appeared at venues such as Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus, MuTh, London’s Wigmore Hall as well as the Philharmonie Opole (Poland). She has performed at festivals such as the PODIUM Festival Moedling (Austria), Nikolausberger Musiktage (Germany), J.I.Schnabel Festival (Poland), Daejeon Chamber Music Festival (Korea) and Festival Bergerac (France) among others. KASUMI has appeared on multiple Japanese media including the NHK, Kyodo-News, TV-Asahi, Mainichi-Shinbun and has recorded for the Austrian national radio.

Her passion for chamber music has led to collaborations with musicians such as Boris Garlitsky, Alexander Hülshoff, Dmytro Udovychenko, the Küchl, Ineo and Chaos String Quartets as well as members of ensembles such as the Simply Quartet and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. KASUMI is a part of “Trio Parémi” with which she has received the Musica Juventutis Award in 2020. The ensemble will be touring Austria as part of the Jeunesse Program in 2024. She holds a scholarship at the Villa Musica Academy (Germany) since 2017.

KASUMI started playing the piano when she was three years old and moved to England at age nine. She lives in Vienna since 2009. KASUMI graduated from the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in Solo Performance and in Chamber Music respectively. Her teachers have included Avedis Kouyoumdjian, Tamara Atschba, Stefan Mendl, Evgueni Sinaiski, Dora Schwarzberg and Clive Brown.