STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Chopin, Nocturne in C-shapr minor; Debussy, Reflets dans l'Eau from "Images";
FINAL: Alexander Scriabin, Etude Op. 8 No. 2
Japanese 14 years old pianist and composer, born in February 2009 in Tokyo. Mahoko began her piano studies at the age of 3. Since she was 5 years old, she has been studying not only classical music but also Jazz under Polish pianist, Michal Sobkowiak. She has been studying composition under Kazuo Misee, too. At the age of 7, she made her debut as a pianist at the 3/11 East Japan earthquake Charity Concert at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Japan. In 2017 she performed at The Polish Festival in Tokyo as a guest. She won the 1st Prize and Grand Prix in the 9th European International Piano Concours. She won the 1st Prize and Second Grand Prix in the 10th TOKYO Piano Competition. In 2022, she won the Gold prize and Best performance Award in the 1st Chopin Land Competition. She won the 1st prize in the 5 th Nihon Sogaku competition and she also won the 1st prize and Debussy Award in the 2 eme Concours International De Piano Debussy.