Akiko Ebi Japan/France ← Back to list
Dates of masterclasses: 19 April 2021
First prize at the National Piano Competition in Japan, launched her international career as the winner of the 2nd Grand Prix in the Long/Thibaud Competition in Paris with 4 special prizes given by A. Rubinstein, Emile Sauer, Prince Rainier Ⅲ of Monaco. Laureat at the 10th Fryderyk Chopin International Competition in Warsaw. She studied with A.Ciccolini (Paris Conservatoire), V. Perlemuter, C. Hansen, L.Kentner, C.Zerah, S.Nagai & T.Matsuura.
She has performed throughout the world in 36 countries, at Berlin Philharmony Hall, Gewanthaus concert Hall, Suntory Hall, Teatro Colon, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Salle Pleyel, Salle Gaveau, Wigmore Hall, with outstanding orchestras and conductors such as Skrowacewski, F.Bruggen, Janowsky, Sinaisky, Foster, Sado, Inoué, Gushulbauer, P.I.Calderón etc. Her Duo Concert with M. Argerich has been broadcasted many times in the world. She performed often with M.Argerich, A. Dumay, R.Pasquier, A.Noras, A. Hewitt, with the Quintets as Moragues, Parisii, Via Nova etc. She appears regularly at festivals in Warsaw, La Roque d’Anthéron, Menton, Echternach, Verbier, Nantes, Nice, Lugano, Lisbon, Toledo, New York,Tokyo, Salt Lake City etc.
Her discography includes Chopin, Ravel, Dynam-Victor Fumet (world first recording). Also works by Fauré, Franck, Grieg, Lekeu, Pierné, Webern. She was awarded twice Grand Prix d’Or for her recordings of Hikari Ōe. For her services to French music, Ebi was named a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres in 1993 in France, and in 2002 she received Japan’s prestigious ExxonMobile Music Prize.
She is often invited to give master classes in many countries as France, Belgium, Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Russia, Finland, many cities in USA, Canada, Argentine, Japan. Jury member at many international major competitions such as Chopin in Warsaw, Long, Haskil, Bachauer, Santander, Montreal, Hamamatsu for which she was the president of jury in 2012 & 2015.