Yuki Minami – Piano
A varied programme including works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel, Johannes Brahms, Frederic Chopin and Pyotr Tchaikovsky arr Mikhail Pletnev.
Born in Osaka, Yuki studied in Japan before moving to Wales to further her studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Mei Yi Foo. Having completed her Masters of Music with distinction, Yuki is currently furthering her studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester under the tutelage of Kathryn Stott. She has recently competed in several competitions: winning an honorable award in The International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, second prize in The European International Piano Competition in Japan, first prize in the Eric Hodges Memorial Prize, first prize in The RWCMD Concerto Competition, and first prize in the RNCM Beethoven Competition.
Yuki has recently performed in concert halls including the NHK Hall in Osaka, Japan as well as Steinway Hall and Wigmore Hall in London. She was awarded a fellowship from Meiji Yasuda Cultural Foundation, and upon completing her studies was awarded The Trevor Pugsley Prize. Yuki has performed across Europe as well as Asia performing Bach Harpsichord Concerto No.4 with the Osaka Chamber Orchestra, Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 with the Ribeirao Preto Orchestra, and Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 with RWCMD Symphony Orchestra at St David’s Hall, Cardiff.
Yuki Minami appears by kind permission of the RNCM.