July 28, 2008 10:47 PM  




Ms. Tanno is one of a few Japanese fortepianists who is active as a solo pianist and a chamber musician. She has gained international career as taking part in renown international competitions; Honorable Mention at the Brugge International Early Music Competition (BE, 2007), the Accompanist Prize at the John Kerr Award (UK, 2008) with Angelique Pourreyron, the first Prize at the Van Wassenaer Concours Amsterdam (NL, 2009), the Clementi Award (UK, 2011) with Antonio Piricone as “Tempo Rubato” (fortepiano duet), and the Westfield Fortepiano Competition as semi-finalist (USA, 2012).

She has also been invited to perform at several international early music festivals; fringe concerts (2003-2007) and main concert (2011) at the International Early Music Festival Utrecht (NL), the International Early Music Festival Barcelone (ES) in 2004, the International Early Music Festival “Hokutopia” (JP) with Elizabeth Dobbin (soprano) in 2007 and with Antonio Piricone (fortepiano) in 2008. “Tempo Rubato” was broadcasted on Radio 4 and interviewed at Vrije Geluiden. Also they gave a live recording at Concertgebouw Amsterdam.   

She got bachelor degree of musicology at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music (Tokyo-Geidai) in 2001 under the guidance of Eizaburo Tsuchida. She enrolled to the Early Music Department at the Royal Conservatory The Hague in The Netherlands, coached by Bart van Oort from 2001 and Stanley Hoogland from 2004, and received Master’s degree of fortepiano in 2007. Since 2011 Megumi is under the guidance of Sally Sargent in Vienna.