Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – March 2016
Yuki Kondo, born in Aichi, Japan.
She graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Geidai) before pursuing her studies in France. After reaching the superior diploma at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris she obtained the concert diploma at the Schola Cantorum in Paris, again with the highest mention given by the jury. She studied the piano with professor Junko Nakane, Hideo Sugiura, Teruji Karashima, Seizo Azuma, and Mamiko Suda in Japan, Olivier Gardon, Eugen Indjic and Gabriel Tacchino in Paris.
She has won numerous prizes of both domestic and international competitions: 1st prizes at the Japan Mozart Music Competition, the Tokyo Arts Center Competition (Japan), the Teresa Llacuna International Competition, the International Scriabin Competition, the International Brest Competition (all in France), and the Pianale International Music Academy ＆Competition (Germany). Top prizes at the Osaka International Music Competition, the Petrof Piano Competition, and the Le splendel Music Competition. Twice she was awarded the Best Pianist prize during the year of 2010 and 2013 from the Japan Arts Center.
Among recitals and concerts given in Europe and Japan, are: Festival “Bon Anniversaire Monsieur Chopin” in Châteauroux which was televised in France, Festival “Chopin au jardin du Luxembourg” in Paris, Mozarthaus in Vienna, King’s Palace open space in Warsaw, Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto (World Heritage), Nijo Castle in Kyoto (World Heritage), Shirakumo Shrine in the Imperial Palace of Kyoto ‘Gosho’, Carrousel du Louvre in Paris under the patronage of the French President, Recital at the Festival “Saoû chante Mozart”, in Saoû, France, Recital on Radio Japan NHK “Recital NOVA”, Recital at the Gabriel Fauré Festival in Loudun, Recital at Théâtre de la Ville de Valence, which was broadcast by radio.
She performed with Gabriel Tacchino at the International Music Festival in Kyoto to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Francis Poulenc’s death.
Yuki Kondo performed the 1st Piano Concerto by Chopin with the Pasdeloup Orchestra at the Madeleine in Paris, the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini by Rachmaninov with the Bridgewater Sinfonia the Totentanz by Liszt with the Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra at Kyoto Concert Hall, twice with the Krakow State Philharmonic Orchestra and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.20 with the Aichi Chamber Orchestra.