Akiko Chiba

Professional Musician

Piano, Harpsichord

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Biography

Pianist Akiko Chiba was a first prizewinner at the AMSA (American Music Scholarship Association) International Piano Competition at the age of 11, and first prizewinner in both solo and chamber divisions at the Richmond-on-Thames Festival in England. She has recorded for the BBC, toured as a soloist in England, Scotland, France, Austria, and Italy, and performed on a CD produced in honour of Yehudi Menuhinfs 80th Birthday. Her awards included top prizes at the Bergen Philharmonic, the Mannes College, and the Summit Music Festival Concerto Competition.

Ms. Chiba has performed in numerous solo recitals in Japan, the Suntory Hall, and the Oji Hall in Tokyo, and the Izumity 21 in Sendai. In New York, she has performed at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, the German, Polish, and Japanese Consulates, the Nippon Club, the Cultural Centre of Taipei, the Union Club, the Ukrainian Institute, the Goethe Institute, as well as Paul Hall and Morse Hall at Juilliard School. As a soloist Ms. Chiba made her first public appearance at age 13 performing the Shostakovich Piano Concerto with the Wiltshire Youth Orchestra in England. More recently she has played the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major with the Allegro Chamber Orchestra at Steinway Hall in 2003, and has recorded the Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor with the Mannes Orchestra in...
Pianist Akiko Chiba was a first prizewinner at the AMSA (American Music Scholarship Association) International Piano Competition at the age of 11, and first prizewinner in both solo and chamber divisions at the Richmond-on-Thames Festival in England. She has recorded for the BBC, toured as a soloist in England, Scotland, France, Austria, and Italy, and performed on a CD produced in honour of Yehudi Menuhinfs 80th Birthday. Her awards included top prizes at the Bergen Philharmonic, the Mannes College, and the Summit Music Festival Concerto Competition.

Ms. Chiba has performed in numerous solo recitals in Japan, the Suntory Hall, and the Oji Hall in Tokyo, and the Izumity 21 in Sendai. In New York, she has performed at the Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, the German, Polish, and Japanese Consulates, the Nippon Club, the Cultural Centre of Taipei, the Union Club, the Ukrainian Institute, the Goethe Institute, as well as Paul Hall and Morse Hall at Juilliard School. As a soloist Ms. Chiba made her first public appearance at age 13 performing the Shostakovich Piano Concerto with the Wiltshire Youth Orchestra in England. More recently she has played the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major with the Allegro Chamber Orchestra at Steinway Hall in 2003, and has recorded the Chopin Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor with the Mannes Orchestra in 2005.

In 2005, she worked with Valeria Szervansky and Gehard Schulz at the International Musicians Seminar - Prussia Cove in England, sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts, and performed at the Embassy Series in Washington D.C., She has been a guest artist for the Asian Artists & Concerts, Inc., and has travelled to Hong Kong, Japan, Italy and Spain to collaborate in recitals with international violinists in the past season.

Ms. Chiba is an enthusiastic chamber musician and has collaborated in recitals with renowned violinists such as Aaron Rosand and Albert Markov. Collaborations with distinguished musicians also include Andre Emelianoff, Eugene Gratovich, Julian Milkis, Eugene Osadchy, Sergiu Schwartz, Dora Schwarzberg and Sheryl Staples. Ms. Chiba has been the official collaborator for the International Music Academy in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana in Italy, Burgos International Music Festival in Spain, and the Summit Music Festival in New York, USA.

A native of Japan, Ms. Chiba began her piano studies with Hisako Saito. At the age of 11, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Juilliard Pre-College Division. The following year, she moved to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School, where she studied with Ruth Nye and Nikolai Demidenko while receiving a scholarship. Ms. Chiba continued her education at the Juilliard School, where she was awarded a scholarship to study with Jerome Lowenthal, chamber music with Bruce Brubaker, Martin Canin, and Lewis Kaplan and received her Bachelor of Music in 2001. Ms. Chiba worked with@Dimitri Bashkirov, Timothy Eddy, Claude and Pamela Frank, Richard Goode, Jacob Lateiner, Carl Schachter, Fanny Waterman and Oxana Yablonskaya.

Ms. Chiba recently graduated from the Mannes College of Music where she received her Masterfs Degree and Professional Studies Diploma while receiving scholarship to study with Yuri Kim.

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Akiko Chiba - muendo meetup

muendo meetup

Date:
December 1st, 6:00pm
Featuring:
tremeur arbor  Antonino Saladino  The French-American School of Music   Matthieu Cognet  Mariam Adam  Julien Brinas  Sophie Boichat-Lora  Elena Kuschnerova  Michel Faussurier  
4.4 / 5  (7 votes)
Akiko Chiba - 1ST MUENDO MEETUP!

1ST MUENDO MEETUP!

Date:
October 13th, 6:00pm
Featuring:
tremeur arbor  The French-American School of Music   Matthieu Cognet  Léa Hennino  Yasmine Soiffer  Mariam Adam  Julien Brinas  natasha lipkina  Elena Kuschnerova  Sophie Boichat-Lora  
5.0 / 5  (6 votes)
Akiko Chiba - The Ansonia Trio

The Ansonia Trio

Date:
June 20th, 6:30pm
Featuring:
Akiko Chiba  Angelia Cho  Laura Metcalf  
5.0 / 5  (9 votes)