Kayoko Miyazawa, Piano
Pianist Kayoko Miyazawa, born in Tokyo, Japan, has collaborated with many notable artists of our time, including William Preucil, members of the Cleveland Orchestra, and faculty of various schools, such as New York’s Alfred University and Penn State School of Music. In the past few years Ms. Miyazawa performed with William Preucil (Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra) in various faculty recitals, at the Brevard Music Festival, and fundraising events for the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. She was also featured live with Brian Thornton (cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra) on the WCLV Radio Station.
This coming summer, Ms. Miyazawa will work as a staff pianist and coach at the Encore Music Festival and pianist at the Bright Music Summer Festival in Oklahoma City. Her upcoming projects include making an album of all French Sonatas for Violin and Piano and performing a cycle of all of the Beethoven Cello Sonatas at the University of Michigan.
After Ms. Miyazawa completed her pre-college studies at the Beijing Central Conservatory where she studied with YaMeng Huang, she came to the United States in 2011 to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She gained her Bachelor of Music degree studying with Paul Schenly and Daniel Shapiro and Master of Music in Collaborative Piano studying with Anita Pontremoli and Joela Jones. During her time at CIM, she was enrolled in both the Intensive Duo program and the Advanced Piano Trio chamber music program where she was coached by Sharon Robinson, Jaime Laredo, the Cavani Quartet, and the second violinist of the Cleveland Quartet Peter Salaff. Kayoko is currently continuing her collaborative piano study at the University of Michigan, School of Music, Theater and Dance under the guidance of Martin Katz.