(c)Kaoru Jitsukawa, Pianist
Kaoru Jitsukawa was born in 1989. He awarded 3rd prize(not awarded 1st prize) of Long Thibaud Crespin International Competition in Paris in 2015. And he has been given many prizes in national and international competitions.
2015 First prize of Chopin Competition in Japan
2013 Second prize of 4th Southern Highland International Piano Competition(Canberra, Australia)
2008 Third prize of Japan Music Competition.
2007 First Prize of Chopin International Piano Competition in ASIA
He invited Chopin Festival in Nohant(2015, France), Seoul International Music Festival(2012, Korea)and has played concertos with Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra, Canberra Symphony Orchestra, and numerous Orchestras in Japan for example, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Osaka Symphony Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tokyo Symphony Orchestra
Alongside his work as a soloist, he often plays chamber music with other instrumentals’ players.
He studied with Ms. Chiyoko Yamada, Ms. Sumiko Mikimoto, Ms. Michiko Kasuya and Mr. Akira Eguchi. He has graduated Tokyo University of Arts and the master’s course of the Tokyo University of the Arts in Tokyo.