Yoichiro Chiba Piano 2021

Yoichiro Chiba
Japan
1997

Piano 2021 Edition

SECOND PRIZE

Piano 2021

 

About

Biography
Yoichiro Chiba was born in Tokyo, and started playing piano at the age of 7. He spent his formative years studying with Katsumi Ueda. He pursued his love of piano at the Tokyo University of the Arts under Akira Eguchi starting in 2016. That same year, he won the second prize and audience prize at the 85th The Music Competition of Japan. Yoichiro was awarded the highest grade in on-campus exams in both 2017 and 2018; he is the recipient of the Rohm Music Foundation scholarship. 

Training  
2016-2020: Tokyo University of the Arts, Akira Eguchi
2013-2016: Katsumi Ueda
2011-2013: Megumi Otaki 

Prizes and Awards
2014: Hupher Tosu Piano competition – 2nd prize
2016: The music competition of Japan – 2 nd prize and audience prize 

 

Semi-final

BACH: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826

Sinfonia • Allemande • Courante • Sarabande • Rondeau • Capriccio

LISZT: Sonata in B minor, S. 178

Lento assai – Allegro energico • Grandioso – Recitativo • Andante sostenuto – Quasi adagio • Allegro energico – Più mosso – Stretta quasi presto – Presto – Prestissimo – Andante sostenuto – Allegro moderato – Lento assai

 

Final

SCHUMANN: Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Äußerst bewegt • Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch • Sehr aufgeregt • Sehr langsam • Sehr lebhaft • Sehr langsam • Sehr rasch • Schnell und spielend

BURGE: Three of the Twenty-Four Preludes

Allegro energico • Spring Thaw • Off-beat Waltz

SCARLATTI: Sonata in B minor, K. 87

STRAVINSKY: Three movements from Petrushka

Russian Dance • Petrushka’s Room • The Shrovetide Fair

 

Yoichiro Chiba is generously sponsored by Louise Roy.