Keiko Imamura

Keiko Imamura was born in London.

She studied the piano with Yasuko Nakayama at the Toho Gakuen School of Music for Children, the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and the Toho Gakuen College of Music in Tokyo.

She moved to London, where she studied the piano with Kendall Taylor at the Royal College of Music. She won the Cornelius Fisher Prize and the Margot Hamilton Prize. She played the Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto with the RCM Sinfonia under Christopher Adey.

After graduated from the Royal College of Music with the Diploma RCM for performers (piano), she moved to Paris where she studied with Vlado Perlemuter privately for three years, and also with Germaine Mounier at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris.

She got the jury prize and also got the Fauré Special Prize at the International Piano Competition for French Music held in Paris.

She has appeared in many concerts and festivals in Japan and Europe including solo recitals, and the concert series organized by Yamaha. She also played with the orchestras such as the Capella Cracoviensis under Stanislaw Galonski.

Debussy:Images Book Ⅰ&Ⅱ (MM-1130) Debussy:Images Book Ⅰ&Ⅱ

Her performance has been broadcadted by the NHK- FM radio.
She has released a CD (Debussy:Images Book Ⅰ&Ⅱ) from Meister Music(MM-1130).

She is a regular member and an advisor of the Piano Step of the PTNA(Piano Teacher’s National Association). She is also a member of jury of the PTNA Piano Competitions, the Burgmuller Concours, the Japan Classical Music Competition(Final Round) and the International Chopin Piano Conpetitions in ASIA. She got the Teaching Prizes in 2020 and 2022.

She teaches at the Toho Gakuen School of Music for Children in Tokyo.

Beside the piano, she studied the harpsichord with Ruth Dyson and Robert Woolly at the Royal college of Music. She got the RCM Clavichord Prize and the Geoffrey Tankard Prize.

She has got the ARCM(Associate of the Royal College of Music)both in piano performing and harpsichord performing.

She has been serving as interpreter in English for pianists in many masterclasses.