St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Miyuki Kato - piano

Friday, 20 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection


     6 Variations on theme of Salve, tu Domine from I filosofi immaginarii by Paesiello  K.398


      Etude-Tableaux F sharp minor op.39-3


     Der Muller und Der Bach


      Polonaise-Fantaisie op.61

Miyuki was born in Japan and came to the UK in 1997 as an exchange student spent a year at the grammar School in Kent. While she was there she met with a piano teacher, Dr Michael Schreider, and decided to study the piano for her profession, though her first plan of coming to the UK was to become a ballet costume designer.

 In 1999 she started the education at Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. After the first year, she decided to transfer to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) to study with Dr. Schreider, where she graduated in 2003 with BMus first for performance and Ivor Coles Memorial Award. In 2005 she graduated from Postgraduate Diploma course at the RWCMD. During her studies at the RWCMD she won the Jacobson Piano Prize, Chamber Music Prizes and Accompaniment Prize. She was awarded MMus in Performance at the Royal College of Music, where she studied with Gordon Fergus-Thompson, in 2008.

She attended the North London Music School several times where she took the master classes with Irina Osipova, Irina Berkovich, Christopher Elton, Ronan O'Hora and other professors from the UK and Russia. She performed at the St John's Smith Square and The Purcell Room during the final concerts of the course.

Miyuki has given a number of concerts in the UK, Seychelles and Japan. Which include the recital in St Martin-in-the-Field, and the interlude performance in Service of Thanksgiving of Sir Hardy Amies at the St James's Church, Piccadilly, London. She gave a recital part of the Edinburgh Festival in 2010, 2013. She performed for the Music Societies and Festivals.

In summer 2011, she was invited to Seychelles by the ministry of the culture to give a master class and being an accompanist for the ABRSM exams at the National Conservatoire Seychelles.  

Miyuki gained the fourth prize at the International Piano Competition in Gargano, Italy in 2003, and won the First Prize at the National Eisteddfod in 2004. She won a Diploma of the London International Music Competition in August 2005. In 2012, she won the third prize at the International Chopin Golden Ring Competition, Historical Piano category in Slovenia.