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Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

An Unincorporated Association

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Kazue Yanagida, Aisa Ijiri, Jeff Manookian, George Logan (Dr Evadne Hinge), Michael Soumei Coxall

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Kazue Yanagida

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Artist Info :: Kei Takumi

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Kei Kakumi

Japanese concert pianist Kei Takumi was born in Aichi, Japan in 1992. He began to study the piano at the age of 3 and 15 years later graduated from the Supreme Course in Yamaha Music Foundation. During these years, he won the 2nd prize at the PTNA Piano Competition for Promising Pianists in 2011, the special mention at the Grieg International Piano Competition in 2010, and the silver prize at the 10th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA in 2009. In 2011, he moved to London to pursue his further studies at the Royal Academy of Music as a full scholarship student.

Kei was the youngest finalist of the prestigious Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in 2012, and was awarded the 6th prize as well as the Best Performer of the specially commissioned contemporary work. Since then, he has given over 20 piano recitals mainly in Nagoya. In Tokyo, he gave 6 recitals as a member of ‘Chanel Pygmalion Days Artists’ in 2014. Recently, he was appointed as a Goodwill Ambassador of his hometown Kasugai-City.

He has performed with Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra and Shibuya Symphony Orchestra.

In Tokyo he studied piano under Vera Gornostaeva and Hironao Suzuki at the Yamaha Music Foundation, and under Seizo Azuma at Tokyo University of the Arts. In London he studies with Professor Christopher Elton at the Royal Academy of Music.