Eri Yamamoto (Finchley Central & West Hampstead, N3 & NW6, covers North & North West London area)
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Eri Yamamoto is one of the most exuberant pianists performing today. Established in Europe, her unique and first-rate musical background and style has been described as outstanding.
Moving to Budapest, at 16, as a Rotary Youth Exchange Program student, she then embarked on her BA as a student of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, in Piano. Continuing on with her studies, she successfully was awarded her MA with the highest honors, as a Stipendium Hungaricum Scholarship receiving student, organized by the Hungarian government, under the guidance of Nádor György, Orsolya Szabó. After she graduated from the Liszt Academy of Music, she moved to London to further her skills at the Professional Diploma course of the Royal Academy of Music, London, under the guidance of Rustem Hayroudinoff. Attending classes and master classes by numerous prominent and prestigious pianists such as Pavel Giliov and Cyprien Katsaris has also enhanced her education.
Eri Yamamoto has won numerous prizes and awards for her outstanding piano performances, including being placed first and recital concert prize in the Citta di Barletta’ Italy, the Rosalia de Castro Special prize and CD recording prize in the International Piano Competition ‘City of Vigo’ in Vigo, Spain, first in the 18th Euterpe International Music Competition in Corato, Italy and first in the Grande Prize Virtuoso International in Salzburg, Austria. She was also honored to play at the gala concert at the Wiener Saal Mozarteum and received several other prizes and awards throughout Europe and Asia.
Described as an artist who performs as a solo pianist, accompanist as well as a chamber musician, Eri has proved she is a very skilled and diverse pianist. Performing as a solo pianist, she worked with the Szolnok Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by Masahiro Izaki, directed by Akira Senju, and with the Anima Musicae Chamber Music Orchestra. Having recitals throughout Europe and Japan, Eri successfully performed at the Chopin Birthday Festival in Warsaw, Poland, the Citta di Barletta in Italy, and the Stipendium Hungaricum Ceremony in front of the Hungarian prime Minister, Budapest, Hungary, also in Suginami Kokaido small hall, the Takashimaya special salon concert in Tokyo, Japan to name just a few. Concert engagements have not been limited to solo performances, and Eri enjoys a successful career as a chamber musician and accompanist.
Eri can teach in English and Japanese.