Asuto Kitamura was born in Japan in 1996 and received his first piano lessons at the age of 5. He won numerous prizes at national and international competitions and is first prize winner of the International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, the Maple Piano Competition and the Prayer Piano Competition. In 2017, he won second place in the “International Robert Schumann Competition”.
The young pianist was educated during the music high school of Kei Itoh at the University of Arts in Tokyo. Since 2015, Asuto Kitamura has been a student of Eckart Heiligers at the Zurich University of the Arts and completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2018. He is currently in the Master program Soloist, also with Eckart Heiligers.
Asuto attended master classes with Pascal Devoyon and Claudius Tanski, among others.
In 2013, Asuto performed as soloist with the Hamano Jack Orchestra in Japan. Two years later, he played his first solo recital.
Asuto Kitamura has a passion for traditional Asian instruments. He is a member of the non-profit organization “Child Aid Asia”, for which he performs at various concerts in Tokyo, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta.
The board of trustees of the Rahn Kulturfonds meets twice a year and will consider all fully completed applications received.
Next board meetings:
March 1, 2021
September 23, 2021
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports requests regarding a contribution to the performance fees if:
- it is a project with or by Rahn Kulturfonds prize winners.
- it is a project with Rahn Kulturfonds scholarship holders.
The Rahn Kulturfonds supports its prize winners and scholarship holders during four years after receiving the award.
For the meeting on March 1, 2021, please hand in your complete application no later than January 31, 2021 by email or by filling out the following form.
1. Prize Rahn Musikpreis 2020
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