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Japanese Embassy Invites Young Talented Japanese Musicians to Berlin

May 15th, 2014
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News from Berlin – On Friday, May 16th the Japanese Embassy invites the public to see a concert by Maiko Mine on the piano and Akiko Nishiguchi as soprano singer. This will be the fourth concert organized by the Embassy with young talented musicians from Japan. In March the Embassy invited pianist Akihito Okuda and violist Tomoe Imazu. Another concert is planned to be held in July.

Maiko Mine was born in Sendai where she had her first piano classes. After her studies at the Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of Arts) she continued studying at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Rostock (University of Music and Theatre in Rostock). She was the winner of the ‘Student Music Concours of Japan’ in the category ‘Junior High School’. At the International Piano Competition in Porto and at the Prague Spring in Czech Republic she reached the semi-finals. In 2010 Maiko Mine received a diploma from the International Chopin Competition in Warsaw.

Akiko Nishiguchi was born in Oyama and also studied at the Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku. In 2012 she received the second prize in the Arkadi Foundation Opera Competition in New York. A year later, Akiko Nishiguchi finished her Masters in the field of Soprano Singer at the Mannes College in New York and received the ‘Profession Studies Diploma’. During her career as as opera singer she worked in various countries like Israel and Austria.

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