Keiko Tamura

Keiko Tamura was born in Japan. She started her schooling at the Music High School in Tokyo where she was educated in playing the piano and composing. This was followed by her studies at the Music College in Luebeck where she also passed her concert examination in Eliza and Conrad Hansen’ s class »with distinction«. She attended the chamber music classes, and her teachers were W. Levin, M.Pressler and V. Ashkenazy. In 1990 she won a prize in Duo with the violoncellist Thomas Grossenbacher at the International Chamber Music Competition »Vittorio Gui« in Florence. In 1998 and 2002 she won prize for the »Best Piano Accompaniment« at the International Tschaikowsky Competition in Moscow. Keiko Tamura is well-known for her concerts all over Europe, as well as in the USA. and Japan. Always anew she participates in festivals, e.g. in Davos and at the Rheingau Music Festival. She has successfully been presented and appeared as a solo player (e.g.with Zurich Orchestra conducted by A. Jordan), and also as an accompanist to well-known chamber musicians like D. Geringas, T Tsutsumi, Artemis Quartet, and Bartok Quartet from Budapest.

Numerous recordings on television and radio, and also recorded CDs bear witness to  her talents. Together with the violinist Primoz Novsak and the violoncellist Thomas Grossenbacher she has been presented under the name »Trio Caleidoscopio«.