Fumiko Eguchi

Fumiko Eguchi

Fumiko Eguchi is acclaimed as one of the most prominent pedagogues in Japan. Beginning her piano studies with Susumu Nagai, she has subsequently studied at Toho School of Music with Jun Date. She continued her studies in Europe and has performed numerous concerts in solo, chamber music, accompanying, and with orchestras.

Nurturing many composers and artists, she is devoted to developing young talents as a chairperson of the Yamaha Master Class since its establishment in 1988. She is in constant demand for masterclasses and lectures throughout Asia, Europe, and America. Since 2010, she is faculty director at the Ishikawa Music Academy. Many of her students are prizewinners of prestigious international competitions including Hamamatsu, Liszt Dublin, and Tchaikovsky Competition.

Her contributions to music education extend far and wide and she is actively involved in editing and publishing books, conducting group lessons for adult learners and teachers, among others. She has also served on the jury of many national and international competitions.

Currently, she is a professor at the Showa University of Music (Chair of Piano Department), Director of Showa Music and Ballet Studio, Director of Music Education Research Center, and Chair Professor at Piano Art Academy. She is a Board Member of the Piano Teachers` National Association of Japan and is a Special Member of the Executive Committee of International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA.

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