Kumi graduated from the Toho Gakuen High School of Music and the Toho Gakuen University of Music in Tokyo.
In 2008 Kumi gave her London debut playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto for Left Hand in Cadogan Hall with RCM Sinfonietta conducted by Peter Stark. She is also the winner of the 5th Louisiana International Piano Competition in 2013, Second Prize winner at the 75th Music Competition of Japan in 2006, Third Prize at the 22nd Ferrol International Piano Competition in 2008 and First Prize and the title of Competition Laureate at the 6th Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in 2012.
She adds a unique combination of grace and power to her interpretations of classical masterpieces. read more