„… the soloist painted a sound of vivid colors and flowing lines with great intensity.“ (Darmstädter Echo)
Mayuko Miyata was born in Kanagawa (Japan) and started piano training at the age of 5. Having won several competitions during her youth, she decided to move to Europe, the homeland of classical music, at the age of 18. She began her piano studies at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre with professor Bernd Zack. She also studied musical accompaniment with Professor Christian de Bruyn and gained two years of experience as an opera répétiteur. Her love for Chopin’s music took her to Poland for one year, where she immersed herself in Chopin’s piano pieces under the supervision of Professor Lidia Grychtołówna.
Mayuko completed her studies (“Künstlerische Ausbildung”) at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre as well as post-graduate studies in Piano Chamber Music with Professor Stefan Imorde and Mario Alarcón, both with top honours. She further pursued a Master’s Course working with internationally acclaimed artists such as Elisabeth Leonskaja, Anatol Ugorski, Katarzyna Popowa-Zydon, and Kevin Kenner.
Besides numerous solo performances and a series of chamber music concerts both nationally and internationally, Mayuko Miyata has also been playing as a soloist with various well-known orchestras, such as the Orchestra for the Mecklenburg Chamber-Soloists Germany, the Vorpommern Philharmonic Orchestra Germany and the Kalisz Symphony Orchestra in Poland. She was also a guest performer at Mecklenburg-Vorpommern festivals as well as at the “Villa Musica” Festival in Rheinland-Pfalz. In 2012, she went on tour in Japan with Trio Odessa, in 2013 she toured Japan as a soloist. Recently, the pianist also played Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Munakata Philharmonic Orchestra.
After performing at the International Chopin Piano Competition, Mayuko was invited to join the German Chopin Society. The Darmstädter Echo honoured her as “sensitive interpreter of the works of Frédéric Chopin” and emphasized her “crystal-clear touch”. The music magazine “klassik.com” was fascinated by her “solid finger technique” and the “intensive, subtle variety” of the musician. In 2011, Miyata received a scholarship from the Richard Wagner Society.
From 2011 to 2016 Mayuko Miyata held a teaching position as a répétiteur in violin classes for Professor Petru Munteanu and Professor Liviu Casleanu at the Rostock University of Music and Theatre. Since 2015 she has been the Jury President at the International Music Arts Piano Concours Fukuoka in Japan. Here, she is also teaching seminars and master classes regularly.
Mayuko currently lives in Berlin and continues to perform concerts worldwide. In 2013, she released a CD called “Romantic Works for Flute and Piano”, with the Genuin label. The following CD “Waltzes”, composed by Kerim König, was released in 2015 and earned an outstanding review from the music magazine “klassik.com”. It praised her solid finger technique and her sensual, expressive way of playing the piano. In 2019, Mayuko Miyata will release her first solo album and introduce it to the audience in the Elbphilharmonie Hamburg and the Konzerthaus Berlin – supported by François Thirault, solo-cellist of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra.