Keigo Mukawa was born in Aichi, Japan in 1993. After studying at the Tokyo University of the Arts, he was admitted to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with unanimous top honours by the jury. He has since been awarded a master’s degree in 2019 and a Performing Artists’ Diploma in 2021. At present, he is continuing his studies in the fortepiano in Paris, where he currently resides. His principal teachers until now have been Frank Braley, Haruko Ueda, Théodore Paraskivesko, Yukio Yokoyama, Susumu Aoyagi, Patrick Cohen and Daria Fadeeva.
He has won numerous prizes at national and international competitions, the most prestigious of which are a 3rd Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Belgium in 2021 and a 2nd Prize at the Long-Thibaud-Crespin Competition in France in 2019. Other achievements include a 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 and a 1st prize at the Coop Music Awards Competition in Italy in 2017.
With a repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary music, Keigo Mukawa is known not only for his versatile tone quality, but also for his phenomenal interpretive abilities, thanks to which he is able to aptly express the stylistic aesthetic of virtually every period and composer. Apart from the modern piano, he also takes an avid interest in researching fortepiano technique, in relation to which he launched a regularly recurring fortepiano series in Tokyo in July 2022.
Keigo Mukawa has given numerous concerts and recitals in Japan, France, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Poland, China and Korea (among others). The most noteworthy of these is a series of six recitals during the “Chanel Pygmalion Days 2017” in Tokyo, during which he presented the complete works for piano solo of Maurice Ravel. From these concerts, the idea was born for a double CD released by NOVA Record in November 2022.
He has performed as a soloist with various orchestras, including the Lorraine National Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Belgian National Orchestra, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra.
1 March 2023