Curriculum Vitae

Education

- Toho Gakuen, School of Music, Tokyo (MA) supervised by Profs. Keiko Takeuchi & Mayo Yoshimura.

- Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest in Hungary (Dipl. piano & Dipl. chamber) supervised by Prof. Andras Kemenes

- Conservatoire National de region-Pierre Barbizet Marseille (CNR de Marseille), Marseille in France (Dipl. piano) supervised by Prof. Bruno Rigutto

She studied with Profs. Ritsuko Nakayama, Takashi Soeda, Atuko Ohori, Katsumi Ueda, Keiko Takeuchi, Naoyuki Inoue, Mayo Yoshimura, Andras Kemenes, and Bruno Rigutto.

Furthermore, she took master classes by Profs. Edith Picht-Axenfeld, Mikhail Voskresensky, Eva Poblocka, Bernard Ringeissen,Claude Helffer, and Karl-Heinz Kammerling.

Awards and Concerts

Eri Furuya started her career as a pianist at the age of 12, performing the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K.414 with the Osaka Symphoniker Orchestra. After this brilliant debut, she won prizes at a lot of national and international piano competitions including Liszt-Bartok International Competition in 1999 and 2000 (Hungary), and International Minerbio Piano Competition in 2003 (Italy). As a soloist, she held many recitals at Budapest, Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, and St.Paul. In addition, she performed at various international music festivals such as International Bartok Seminar in Budapest (Hungary; Piano Solo), International Summer Academy in Salzburg (Austria; Piano Solo), International Summer Academy in Nice(France; Piano Solo & Chamber), and International Summer Academy in Lenk (Switzerland; Piano Solo & Chamber).

She has also accompanied with many great musicians including Grigory Sedukh (violin, St.Peterburg Philharmony), Ayako Tanaka (violin, a vice concert master at Radio France Orchestra in Paris), Mathieu Herzog (alto,Quatuor Ebene), Sachiya Isomura (cello, Minnesota Orcestra), Tomoko Nakamura (soprano), and Weimarer Goethe Quartetto.

From 2008 to 2010, she has contributed to a Japanese TV animation “Nodame Cantabile”, where all finger motions for the piano playing sequences were hers, recorded by a motion-capture system. (see details)

From 2006 to 2009, she has also worked as a "corepetitore" at the Itami Opera in Japan (e.g. ”Carmen”, "Die Fledermaus", "La traviata").

Her repertories ranges from Baroque to Modern, including Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Prokofiev, and Messiaen.