PROFILE

Junko Yamamoto was born in Japan. She received the prize for the most distinguished concert of the Experimental Sound, Art & Performance Festival Tokyo and Phoenix Evolution Award Osaka, the special prize for the best performer for spanish contemporary music in the „Xavier Montsalvatge Competition“ in Spain and the first prize in the piano concerto competition of Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa. Chamber music plays an important role in her artistic life, working with many of the world’s leading artists, including Rohan De Saram, Mario Caroli, Fabrice Millischer, Jeroen Berwaerts, Pierre Morlet, Barry Snyder, Teodoro Anzelotti, Eduard Brunner and many others. She is the initiator and founder of "ensemble cross.art" and "contemporary piano currents". With both ensembles and as solist she is invited to perform at many international festivals including Strasbourg International Music Festival “Le festival musica” in France, “Bartok International Festival” in Hungary, Musicarama Festival in Hong Kong, “Takefu International Music Festival” in Japan, Festival Bienal Música Hoje in Brasil, Sinuston Festival Magdeburg in Germany, Festival New Music Week Potschefstroom in Southafrica among others. She gives lectures and workshops at many Universities on the world including Korean National University of Arts in Seoul, National University of Ireland in Maynooth, University College Cork, Wits University Johannesburg, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, Universidade Federal do Paraná Curitiba.

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