Kanae Koshi, Pianist


 An outstanding pianist, Kanae Koshi has been a very active performer extensively throughout her native Japan and the United States. She has given her New York Debut Recital at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall in 2005 as a winner of the Artist International Audition. Following her acclaimed debut recital, she has recently performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 “Emperor” with the Nagano Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Junya Fujii as a soloist in Japan. She also performed Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.1 at the Obuse International Music Festival under Toshiyuki Kudo in Japan. She also has been awarded top prizes in numerous competitions, including the Japanese American Association Music Scholarship Awards, All Japan Student Music Competition, Japan Piano Teachers Association Piano Audition, The French Music Competition, and the Nagano-Aspen Music Festival in Japan.

 Ms. Koshi has given numerous concerts throughout Japan and the United States as a soloist, recitalist and a chamber musician. Her recent solo recital was at the Concert at One Series sponsored by the Trinity Church in New York City. She gave a concert at Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall as a winner of the Japanese American Association Music Scholarship Awards. She also has performed in such prestigious venues including Steinway Hall New York, Donnell Library Concert Series, The National Arts Club, Casals Hall and Hokuto-Bunka Hall. In Japan, She was invited as a guest concert artist at the Nagano-Aspen Music Festival in Japan. Also, Ms.Koshi has also performed in the numerous concert series such as “The Beethoven Piano Sonata Cycle”, “Schumann Cycle” and “Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle” in Japan.

 A native of Japan, Kanae Koshi began her piano studies at the age of three. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Toho Gakuen School of Music in Japan studying with Yoriko Kojima. She continued her studies at The Juilliard School, where she completed the Advanced Certificate degree under Joseph Kalichstein. Ms. Koshi continued her education at Mannes College of Music where she received her Master’s degree under Diane Walsh. She studied chamber music with Jacob Lateiner, Ann Setzer and Madeleine Shapiro. Ms. Koshi was a recipient of a full scholarship at The Aspen Music Festival. She participated in master classes of such distinguished artists as Claude Frank, Charles Rosen, Georgy Sebok, Herbert Stessin, Mikhail Voskressensky, Shigeo Neriki, Germaine Mounier, and E.Picht-Axenfeld.                                                                                 

 Ms.Koshi resides in New York City. She is a member of The Piano Teachers Congress of New York.