Born in Japan, pianist Yuka Imamine was appointed to a Professorship for piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich in 2002.

Yuka Imamine first studied Western history in her home country and moved to Germany to study piano at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich. She continued her studies at the Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome. She studied with professors K. Schilde, M. Schäfer, M. Höhenrieder and S. Perticaroli.

Being highly successful in various international competitions, she won the first prize at the International Schubert Competition in Dortmund and at the international piano competition "Alessandro Casagrande" in Terni. She is also a prize winner at the Concours "Geza Anda" in Zurich, at the international piano competition "E.Porrini" in Cagliari and "Premio Jaen" in Spain.

As a soloist, she performs with renowned orchestras such as the Münchner Symphoniker, the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra and the Zürich Tonhalle Orchestra and gives numerous piano and chamber music recitals in Europe and Asia. Imamine has been a regular soloist at various festivals such as the "Festival dei Due Mondi" in Spoleto or the "Stresa International Festival". 
She collaborated a.o. with Lorin Maazel in the field of chamber music.

Many of Yuka Imamine´s concerts and recordings have been broadcast on radio and TV by Swiss Radio, Luxembourg Radio and German Radio. Her solo CD with works by Schubert and Ravel achieved special attention and her latest CD "Yuka Imamine plays Beethoven" received highest awards in the Japanese music press.

Yuka Imamine gives masterclasses in many countries and serves on the juries of renowned national and international music competitions.





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