Mako Okamoto
piano | Japan, °1977
 
PIANO 2003 : Laureate
Born in Osaka, Mako Okamoto initiated her piano training at the Toho-Gakuen School in Tokyo. She later moved to Germany where she studied with Michel Beroff in Fribourg and with Pavel Gililov in Cologne. She won first prize at the Epinal Competition in 1999 and was awarded first prize at the Chopin Competition in Cologne in 2001, sixth prize at the Long-Thibaud Competition in Paris and third prize at the Olivier Messiaen Competition in 2007. These prizes have made it possible for her to perform in recital and with orchestra primarily in Germany and France.
Audio
Programme
Final (02/06/2003)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata n. 10 in C major KV 330
Ian Munro Dreams
Fryderyk Chopin Concerto n. 1 in E minor op. 11
Mako Okamoto, piano
National Orchestra of Belgium, dir. Gilbert Varga
Semi-final

Récital (23/05/2003)

Jeroen D'hoe Toccata-Scherzo
Fryderyk Chopin Sonata n. 2 in B flat minor op. 35
Joseph Haydn Sonata in C major Hob. XVI:50
Mako Okamoto, piano

Concerto (20/05/2003)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Concerto n. 20 in D minor KV 466
Mako Okamoto, piano
Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, dir. Georges Octors
Piano 2020 postponed to May 2021
How the competition unfolds
H.M. Queen Mathilde
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