Rikako Murata

Rikako Murata fotoRikako Murata graduated from Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. In 1996 she received a scholarship from DAAD to study at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) with Pascal Devoyon. After graduating with unanimous top honors in 2000, she continued studying on the Soloist course“Konzertexam”.
She is prize winner at several international competitions like Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Porto International Piano Competition etc.
In 1998 her performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV467 with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra received high acclaim and she has been invited back every year since. She has already more than 20 appearances at the Berlin Philharmonic Hall. Next concert will be held in April 2017 at Berlin Philharmonic Hall with Chopin Piano concerto nr2.
She is also devoted to chamber music, and has been invited by many international festivals such as Seoul Spring Festival (South Korea), Saint Nazaire International music Festival (France),MusicAlp International music festival (France), Festival des Alizés(Morokko), Sendai international music Festival(Japan) etc.
In 2006, she formed a piano duo with Pascal Devoyon, which has been already invited from all over the world. Their recordings won “CD Art’s prize”.
Since 2003, she has been teaching at the Berlin University of Arts and was working with students coming from different countries like Russia, Romania, Germany, Hungary, France, South korea, China, Japan etc.
She is a concert artist of “Concert Imagine” management. (Japan)