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Yurika Kimura
 
     
       
 Yurika Kimura was born in Hokkaido, Japan on 26 March 1993 and began learning piano at the age of four with Yoko Miyazawa and Noriyuki Miyazawa.
A graduate of Tokyo College of Music, where she was taught by Reiko Kikuchi, Katsunori Ishii and Hironao Suzuki, she is now continuing her studies with Markus Groh at the Berlin University of the Arts.
She received scholarships from the Yamaha Music Foundation (2012-2014), and Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan (2017-2018).

 Yurika has won many prizes, including First Prize and F.Liszt special prize at the 4th ASEAN International Concerto Competition in Jakarta (2011), Silver medal in the Professional Category at the 13th Chopin International Piano Competition in ASIA, Tokyo (2012), Finalist of the 36th PTNA Piano Competition in Tokyo (2012), First Prize at the Japan-Austria Cultural Association Fresh Competition in Tokyo (2013), First Prize at the 8th Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Vienna (2016), Fifth Prize at the 6th Svetislav Stančić International Piano Competition in Zagreb (2018), and she took part in the 17th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (2015).

 She has performed on many recitals and concerts in Japan, as well as in Germany, Austria, France, Russia, Canada, Spain, Poland. In 2012 she played the chamber music with the Warsaw String Quartet in Tokyo. In 2014 She performed at the Seoul International Music Festival Fringe Concert (South Korea). In 2017 she had a recital in Bösendorfer Saal in Vienna. In 2020 she had a recital with Yoonji Kim in Berliner Philharmonie Chamber Music Hall. Major concerto performances include with Cracow Philharmonic Orchestra, Croatian Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and Sapporo Symphony Orchestra .
 In 2019 KNS Classical released a CD featuring her interpretations of works by Beethoven, Liszt and Schumann.


     
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