Tomoki Sakata
Japan, °1993
 
PIANO 2021 : Fourth Prize
A private student of Paul Badura-Skoda from the age of sixteen, Tomoki Sakata was admitted to the Lake Como Piano Academy in 2011, where he took masterclasses with Dimitri Bashkirov and Tamás Vásáry. He is currently studying under Arie Vardi at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover. He has won the Vendome Virtuoso Prize in Verbier, the FAZ Publikumspreis in Frankfurt, the First Prize and the Audience Award at the Kissinger KlavierOlymp in Bad-Kissingen, and the First Prize and six special prizes at the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest. He has been a guest at major festivals such as the Verbier Festival, the Leoš Janácek International Music Festival in the Czech Republic, the Brussels Piano Festival, and the Kremlin Music Festival. Tomoki Sakata has also performed in renowned venues such as the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Philharmonie Luxembourg, and Suntory Hall.

Teachers

2014 - : Arie Vardi
2012 - 2014 : Kenji Watanabe, Hideto Nishikawa
2010 - 2019 : Paul Badura-Skoda

Degrees

2018 - : Soloklasse (Konzertexamen), Piano, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
2016 - 2018 : Master of Music, Piano, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
2014 - 2016 : Bachelor of Music, Piano, Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover
2012 - 2014 : Bachelor of Music, Piano, Tokyo University of the Arts (GEIDAI)
2011 - : Artist, International Piano Academy Lake Como

Concerts

2019 : Vörösmarty Theatre (Hungary), Filharmonia Hungary, Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra, cond. Janos Kovacs
2018 : Yokohama Minatomirai Grand Hall (Japan), Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Alexander Lazarev
2018 : Hunter College in New York (USA), International Keyboard Institute & Festival
2018 : Gewandhaus zu Leipzig (Germany)
2018 : Alte Oper Frankfurt (Germany), International Piano Forum, Staatskapelle Halle, cond. Howard Griffith
2017 : Pesti Vigado (Hungary), Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, cond. Somos Csaba
2016 : The Grand Hall of Liszt Academy (Hungary), Filharmonia Hungary, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, cond. Gergely Kesselyák
2016 : Hotel de ville de Bruxelles Salle Gothique (Belgium), Brussels Piano Festival
2014 : Ostrava City Cultural Center (Czech Republic), International Music Festival “Janáčkův máj”, Czech National Symphony Orchestra, cond. Vladimír Válek
2014 : Edward W. Powers Auditorium (USA), Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, cond. Randall Craig Fleisher

Competitions

2019 : 1st Prize and Audience Award, 17th Kissinger KlavierOlymp
2018 : Audience Award, International German Piano Award
2017 : Vendome Virtuoso Prize, Vendome Prize
2016 : 1st Prize and special prizes, 15th Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest
2013 : Finalist, 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
2011 : Ivan Moravec Prize
2011 : Grand Prix, Audience Award and special prizes, 35th PTNA Piano Competition
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Final 2021: Tomoki Sakata - Brahms
Final 2021: Tomoki Sakata - Mantovani
Semi-final 2021: Tomoki Sakata - recital
Semi-final 2021: Tomoki Sakata - concerto
First round 2021: Tomoki Sakata
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Program
Final (25/05/2021)
Bruno Mantovani D'un jardin féérique
Johannes Brahms Concerto n. 2 in B flat major op. 83
Tomoki Sakata, piano
Belgian National Orchestra, dir. Hugh Wolff
Semi-final

Récital (12/05/2021)

Pierre Jodlowski Nocturne
Claude Debussy Etude pour les quartes
Franz Liszt Sonata in B minor
Tomoki Sakata, piano

Concerto (12/05/2021)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 17 in G major KV 453
Tomoki Sakata, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Frank Braley
First round (05/05/2021)
Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro (Sonata n. 15 in D major op. 28)
Fryderyk Chopin Etude in A minor op. 10/2
Franz Liszt Etude d'exécution transcendante n. 5 "Feux follets"
Franz Liszt Paraphrase sur un thème de Rigoletto de Verdi
Tomoki Sakata, piano
Relive the performances of Piano 2021
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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