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三舩優子 プロフィール

Yuko Mifune

幼少期をNYで過ごし、市原光子、ジェローム・ローエンタールに師事。帰国後、井口秋子、奥村洋子、安川加寿子に師事。桐朋学園大学在学中、第57回日本音楽コンクール第1位。同大学を首席卒業後、文化庁派遣研修員としてジュリアード音楽院へ留学、マーティン・キャニンに師事。91年にアメリカデビューを果たし、 L.A. Timesにて絶賛、クラシックラジオ局WQXRにて全米放送、高評を得る。同年フリーナ・アワーバック国際ピアノコンクール、ジュリアードソリストオーディションで優勝、卒業記念コンサートをソリストとして飾る。

帰国後は、リサイタルはもとより国内外の主要オーケストラとも共演を重ねる。モスクワ交響楽団、パリ・ギャルド・レピュブリケーヌ吹奏楽団等との日本ツアーをはじめ、内外数々の主要オーケストラと共演。

ラジオのパーソナリティ、また6年間に亘りNHK-BS「週刊ブックレビュー」の司会を務めるなど、メディアでも活躍。これまでにアルバムも多数発表、いずれも特選盤となる。DVD付きピアノ教則本の監修をはじめ、幼児教育にも録音やワークショップ等で積極的に活動。異ジャンルのアーティストとのコラボレーションも多数行なう。

2014年よりドラム・パーカッションの堀越彰と「最小にして最大のオーケストラ」と称するクラシックユニットOBSESSIONで新境地を開き、レコーディング、海外公演、アウトリーチなどで新たなファン層を広げる。

バロックから現代作品まで幅広いレパートリーをもち、シャープなタッチからは、気品と色彩感にあふれた音色が放たれる。 華のあるダイナミックな演奏で聴衆を魅了しつづける、日本を代表するピアニストのひとりである。

京都市立芸術大学非常勤講師。

Biography

Born in Tokyo, award-winning pianist Yuko Mifune moved with her family to New York City when she was six years old. In New York, her early studies were with Mitsuko Ichimura, Jerome and Ronit Lowenthal, and at the age of twelve she returned to Japan and continued her studies with virtuoso pianists Akiko Iguchi, Yoko Okumura, and Kazuko Yasukawa.

Ms.Mifune has captured several impressive awards in Japan, including first prize at the prestigious Japan Music Competition. She graduated Toho Gakuen University and was awarded a 2 year scholarship from the Japanese Government to attend The Julliard School in NY where she studied under Martin Canin. She also studied chamber music with the late Samuel Sanders.

In '91, she made her brilliant US debut in Los Angeles, winning praise from the L.A.Times. As first prize winner of Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition and Julliard Soloist Audition, she performed at Carnegie Hall and at Lincoln Center and her performance was broadcasted throughout the nation by WQXR.

Thereafter, she returned to Japan and has maintained an active concert schedule as a top soloist. She has been invited internationally and has toured with the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra and St.Petersburg Orchestra in Moscow, followed by their Japan tour. Other cities include Seoul, New Zealand, Singapore, Turkey, and so on.

Ms.Mifune has also been successful in the media - having her own radio program, and being the host of NHK program "Weekly Book Review" for 6 yrs. She currently teaches at Kyoto City University of Arts and holds master classes and children’s outreach program as well.

She has started a sensationally unique classic duo “OBSESSION” with drums & percussionist Akira Horikoshi in 2014 and is expanding more fans crossover. Their debut album "OBSESSION" has won critical acclaim and was chosen asone of best CD of the month in Record Geijyutsu(classical audio magazine), aswell as Best CD Shop Award of the year.

Her beautiful sound and dynamic virtuosity have always inspired many audiences, and has also garnered critical acclaim for her broad repertoire which spans from baroque to contemporary music.

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