Masumi Yamamoto - Biography / プロフィール
Masumi Yamamoto - Harpsichord
Harpsichordist Masumi Yamamoto was born in Osaka Japan, grew up on Australia's Gold Coast and has been based in the UK since 2001. She has appeared at venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Purcell Room, the Royal Albert Hall, St. John's Smith Square and Cadogan Hall as soloist and continuo player, and played with ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, St. James's Baroque, the International Baroque Players, and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists. Recent concerts have taken her across Europe, and as far afield as Malaysia, Japan and Australia. She is due to give a solo recital in the London Handel Festival in 2019. 

Masumi was a prize winner at the International Harpsichord Competition in Bruges in 2007. She was also a semi-finalist in the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition in Leipzig (2006), a runner-up in the Broadwood Harpsichord Competition in London (2007), and the winner of Fenton House Keyboard Ensemble Competition (2012) with ensemble The Akenside Players. A recital in London was given a four-star rating in The Independent: "her tempi follow the pulse of the heart, and her ornamentation is as natural as breathing".
Masumi graduated with a University Medal from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Brisbane Australia, studying piano with Leah Horwitz and harpsichord with Huguette Brassine. In the UK, she studied at the Royal Academy of Music, then at Trinity College of Music with harpsichordist James Johnstone and was later "The English Concert" Junior Fellow with ensemble Melopoetica. She completed her PhD at the University of York.
Masumi has made concerto appearances with London ConcertanteSolisti Divini and the Keld Ensemble in the UK as well as with the Soloists of London in Spain and Paulus Barokk in Norway. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3 and ABC Classic FM. Masumi was on the panel of judges for the Broadwood Horniman Harpsichord Competition in April 2017 along with harpsichordists Sophie Yates and Robin Bigwood. She regularly collaborates with such distinguished musicians as violinist Lana Trotovsek, baroque violinist Johannes Pramsohler and flautist Boris Bizjak. 

Masumi is the Artistic Director of a concert series 'Sydenham Concerts' launched in February 2016 which specialises in Baroque repertoire.
Masumi is also a keen teacher, and has given lessons and Masterclasses at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University in Australia. Masumi is Teacher of Harpsichord at St. Paul's Girls' School.



グリフィス大学クィーンズランド音楽院 演奏学科、修士課程修了後、2001年に英国に渡り、王立音楽院、トリニティーカレッジで研修を積む。ソロ、通奏低音をジェームス・ジョンストン氏に師事。そのほか、キャロル・チェラージ、ケニス・ギルバート、シェティル・ハウグサンド、トレバー・ピノック、スキップ・センぺ、コリン・ティルニーなどのマスタークラスを受講。
これまで、パーセルルーム、ロイヤルアルバートホール、カドガンホールなどの著名会場で演奏したほか、ラナ・トロトヴシェク(ヴァイオリン)、ボリス・ビジャック(フルート)や、ヨハネス・プラムゾーラー(バロックバイオリン)とも共演する。ヘンデル音楽祭、ブライトン古楽音楽祭、グリニッジ国際古楽音楽祭、ヨーク古楽音楽祭、カディス音楽祭(スペイン)、ウルスス音楽祭(スロヴェニア)などに出演したほか、BBC のラジオ番組にも数多く出演。2012年にはヘンデル博物館で行ったソロリサイタルが英インデペンデント紙で好評を得る。



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