Asuka Nakamura - Pianist

Asuka Nakamura started to play the piano at the age of three in Nagoya, Japan. When six years old, she made her debut playing chamber music with members of Nagoya´s Philharmonic orchestra and already at the age of nine she made her debut as a soloist playing Mozart´s piano concert nr 23.

Asuka Nakamura has won both the first and second prices at the prestigious piano conquest JP Fresh in Tokyo which also meant a concert at Stockholm Concert Hall in 1997.
Asuka Nakamura has also performed in Manchester, Oxford and Budapest.
Further, she has had a solo evening with the Beethoven Society in London and been a soloist with the Krakow Symphony Orchestra in Poland.

Since Asuka Nakamura moved to Stockholm, she has won scholarships from the Freemasons and and from the Royal Academy of Music for four consecutive years.
Asuka has also participated as a scholar in Holland Music Sessions and in Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, Germany.
In Sweden, she has performed with piano concerts by Grieg, Beethoven, Mozart and Messiaen. In 2010 she played Mendelssohn´s piano concert nr. 1.

Asuka Nakamura has won prices at the Ljunggren Competition in Gothenburg, the Blütner Piano Competition in Malmö and the Nordic Piano Competition in Denmark.
She has also twice been the semifinalist in Rikskonserters Soloist Price.

Asuka Nakamura has studied for Staffan Scheja at the Royal Academy of Music in Stockholm since 2002. When finishing her studies, she was awarded a token medal.

2013 Sveriges Radio made the documentary Mozart has never been in Japan, a nice picture of Asuka´s trip from Japan and her life as a pianist in Sweden today. The documentary was also performed live, integrated in a concert where Asuka played when pictures of her life were shown and also parts of the radio program. This was performed in Stockholm, Umeå, Göteborg och Malmö.

Asuka also teaches piano.