Piano concert

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Aoyagi started piano lessons at the age of five. He made his orchestral debut with the ‘Fort Worth Symphony’, conducted by John Giordano, at the age of nine. He won the Japan National Music Competition for Students, followed by the West Japan Music Award. Aoyagi is the winner of ‘Marguerite Long Jacques Thibauld International Competition 1992’ (Paris), and has also received first prizes at numerous international competitions including the ‘Alfredo Casella’ ‘Ennio Porrino’ in Italy, and the ‘Jaen’ in Spain.

He has made orchestral and solo appearances throughout Germany, France, the United States, Finland, Spain, Italy and Japan. After receiving the 28th Chopin-Society Awards of Japan in April 2002, he made numerous appearances throughout Japan, and has performed with various important orchestras. Each of his five solo-CD recordings has been highly acclaimed. He has studied with teachers as Yuko Fujimura, Fujiko Yamada, Lili Kraus, Klaus Hellwig, and Pascal Devoyon. Since 2001, he has been appointed associate professor of piano at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (GEIDAI).

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