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Norihiro MOTOYAMA
  pianist



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   Born in Goto-Fukue Island
, Japan on 1983, Norihiro Motoyama began to learn playing the piano when he  was 4 years old.
   From 1992 to 1999, he studied with Yukiko KAWAGUCHI in his hometown, Sasebo (Nagasaki Prefecture). Some time, he also studied with Nobumitsu Fukuda and Akira Imai.
   1999 he entered to The Music High School attached to The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (TOKYO GEIJUTSU DAIGAKU) and Studied with Katsumi Ueda until his graduation of the University in 2006. In the University, he also studied the chamber music with Miyoko Goldberg-Yamane (pianist, wife of great polish violinist Szymon Goldberg). Since 2002, he studied in numbers of Masterclasses in Europe. He studied with Andrzej Jasiński, Bronisława Kawalla, Regina Smendzianka, Piotr Paleczny, Elly Ameling & Jörg Demus, Victor Merzhanov, Claudio Martinez-Möhner, François Le Roux & Anne Le Bozec, Walter Moore, François-René Duchâble, Susan Manoff, Izabele Garcisanz etc. in them masterclass or private lessons. 
   
In 2007, he had a important chance of meeting with Aldo Ciccolini in his masterclass in Italy, since then he study with Aldo Ciccolini regulary in personal lesson and in masterclass.
    Moved to Paris in 2008, and from 2008 to 2012, he studied 
with France Clidat and her assistant Paul Blacher in Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris -Alfred Cortot (as a recipient of a scholership of Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation 2009-2012).
    While in the class of France Clidat, he achieved The Diplôme d'Execution de Piano unanimously with congratulations of jury in 2009, The Diplôme Supérieur d'Enseignement de Piano unanimously of jury in 2010, The Diplôme Supérieur d'Execution de Piano unanimously with congratulations of jury in 2011, then The Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste de Piano unanimously of jury (Olivier Gardon, Éric Heidsieck, David Lively, Cecile Ousset) in 2012.
    He continued to study with Paul Blacher in  the "Classe de Perfectionnement" of Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot until 2015, and personally with Aldo Ciccolini until 2013.
    Since April 2016, Norihiro MOTOYAMA is Part-time Lecturer of Piano at The Tokyo University of the Arts.
   
   He is prize winner of several competitions, include 1st gold prize and concerto prize of the 4th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA 2003, 3rd prize winner of The 12th Tokyo Music Competition.
   He have played with plenty of orchestras (Capella Cracoviensis, Fukuoka Chamber Ensemble, Sasebo Civic Orchestra, Latvian National Symphony Orchestra, The Kyushu Symphony Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, Arkas "Kilatto" Orchestra, Ensemble Instrumental des Cévennes...etc.). Not only as a soloist but also as a chamber music player, he gain the confidence of every artists with whom he has worked. He has performed across Japan, China, Austria, Poland, Italy, France and Spain. 
  Norihiro MOTOYAMA is a part-time lecturer of The Tokyo University of Arts since April 2016.
 

[Chronology]
 


1983 

September

・Born in Fukue Island, Nagasaki Prefecture Japan.
1996  June  ・Concerto with Capella Clacoviensis conducted by Stanisław Gałoński.
1997  June  ・Concerto with Capella Clacoviensis conducted by Stanisław Gałoński.(Saga)
・Concerto with Capella Clacoviensis conducted by Stanisław Gałoński.(Nagasaki)
・Concerto with Fukuoka Chamber Ensemble conducted by Seiichi Kotani. 
 
1998  October  ・1st prize of Tosu Piano Competition, also Grand-Prix of all of the Categories.
1999  March  ・1st Mouvement of Grieg's Piano Concerto with Fukuoka Chamber Ensemble conducted by Tetsumi Kurita 
2000  March  ・Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 with Sasebo Cirizen Orchestra conducted by Seiichi Kotani 
     
2002  March
April

July-August

September 
・Graduated The Music Highschool
・Entered to The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (TOKYO GEIJUTSU DAIGAKU)
・Masterclass of Andrzej Jasiński in Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Accademy
・Private lesson of Bronisława Kawalla in Tokyo
2003  January


August



November
Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 with Camerata Quartet
1st Gold Prize and Concerto Prize, 4th International Chopin Piano Competition in ASIA Concerto C Category (without age limite)
Masterclass of Bronisława Kawalla in Białystok Summer Cours
Masterclass of Regina Smendzianka in Warsaw Chopin Academy Summer Cours, then also have taken a Public Masterclass of Piotr Paleczny
Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 with Latvian National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Terje Mikkelsen at Orchard Hall (Tokyo, JAPAN) 
2004  March
August

December 
First Solo Recital in Salzburg
Masterclass of Regina Smendzianka in Warsaw Chopin Academy Summer Cours
Suffered Focal Dystonia in right hand
2005  February  Bigan the rehabilitation for right hand and to study left hand peaces 
2006 March
March-April 
Graduated from The Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
Given several recitals by left hand alone in Japan 
2007  Feburuary

July-August 
Ravel's Piano Concerto for the left hand with The Kyushu Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hideomi Kuroiwa
Masterclass of Aldo Ciccolini in Musica Riva Festival (Italy)
Public Lesson of Yves Henry
2008  Feburuary
July
July-August
September-October 
Masterclass of Claudio Martinez-Möhner
Masterclass of France Clidat in Nancy (France)
Masterclass of Aldo Ciccolini in Musica Riva Festival (Italy) 

Moved to Paris and entered to L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris - Alfred Cortot 
2009  June Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Diplôme d'Execution de Piano unanimously with congratulations of Jury 
2010  May
June

September
December 
Solo Recital in Fontmorigny Music Festival (France)
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Diplôme Supérieur d'Enseignement unanimously of Jury
79th Japan Music Competition Piano Category Semi-finalist
Appeared in The Concert Animato 
2011  February

July 
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor" with Sasebo Citizen Orchestra conducted by Seiichi Kotani
Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Diplôme Supérieur d'Execution unanimously with congratulations of Jury 
2012  April  Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste de Piano unanimously of Jury (Olivier Gardon, Éric Heidsieck, David Lively, Cecile Ousset)
Masterclass of Aldo Ciccolini in Musica Riva Festival (Italy)
2013  April


July
December
9th Lyon International Chamber Music Competition Voice and Piano (Lied & Mélodie) Semi-finalist ("Duo FUJII-MOTOYAMA" with Rena FUJII, Soprano )
Masterclass of Aldo Ciccolini in Musica Riva Festival (Italy)
Public Masterclass Concert of François-René Duchâble at Salle Cortot 
2014  April 

August
21st "Ramón Llull" Palma de Mallorca Rotary Club International Piano Competition semi-finalist, Diploma
3rd prize winner of The 12th Tokyo Music Competition 


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