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Published on Aug 11, 2008
Yukino KANO, piano 加納裕生野, ピアノ Live performance at Tokyo, 05-08-2008
Born in Japan, 23 year old Yukino Kano began playing the piano at the age of six. In 2002, she won the Prize in the 'Dorothy MacKenzie Piano Competition' in New York. Soon after that she performed at the prestigious Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) with other distinguished pianists. In 2004 she went on to become one of the finalists at the Ettlingen Piano Competition and received the Haydn Prize and the Encouragement Award. In 2006 in May, she won the 5th Prize at the Calabria International Piano Competition in Italy and performed with Mihail Jora symphony orchestra. Yukino made her concerto debut in Tokyo in 2005 and performed Mozart's Piano Concerto K.414 with Ensemble Stern and the following year she made her solo debut, also in Tokyo. She has performed in many countries such as U.K. (performances at Colston Hall and St.Martin-in-the-Fields), Austria (Salzburg Palace), Lithuania, U.S., India and Japan including the solo works and chamber music. Currently, she has graduated at the Royal Academy of Music with first class honor and she is continuing her study at the Academy, doing MA from September. She has been awarded several prizes at the Academy such as the Liversedge award, the Francis Simms Prize, the Greta GM Parkinson Prize and the Norah Seary Charitable Trust Award. She has given `All Debussy Recitals' in Tokyo and Nagoya in May 2008 which went great succeed.