PROFILE

Keigo Mukawa

was born in Aichi, Japan in 1993, took up the piano at the age of 3. During his second year of studies at the Tokyo University of the Arts in 2014, he was unanimously admitted to the Paris Conservatoire, where he has awarded a master degree in 2019, and is currently continuing his studies in fortepiano and is pursuing an artist diploma in piano. His principal teachers have been Frank Braley, haruko Ueda, Théodore Paraskivesco, Yukio Yokoyama, Susumu Aoyagi and Patrick Cohen.

He has won many prizes at national and international competitions including 1st Prize at the 81st Japan Music Concours in 2012, 2nd Prize at the 25th Concours International de Piano d’Épinal in France, 2nd prize at the 18th International Piano Competition of Ile-de-France in 2016, 1st prize at the 5th Coop Music Awards Competition in Italy in 2017, 5th prize at the 10th hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan in 2018, 2nd prize at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in France in 2019, and 3rd prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 2021.

He has given numerous concerts and recitals in Japan, as well as recitals in France, Switzerland, Latvia, China, Italy, among other places. Most noteworthy among them is a series of 6 recitals for the program of “Chanel Pygmalion Days 2017 ” in Tokyo, during which he interpreted the complete works for piano solo of Maurice Ravel. He has also performed as a soloist with the Tokyo City Philharmonic orchestra, the Central Aichi Symphony orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic orchestra, the Kanagawa Philharmonic orchestra,  the Tokyo Symphony orchestra, the Lorraine national orchestra, and the Orchestre National de France, among others.