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KANA

OKADA

Born in 1991 in Hakodate (Japan), Kana OKADA began studying the piano at the age of 3.

Arrived in France at 15 years old, she entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris with unanimous approval, where she studied with Frank BRALEY, Haruko UEDA, Georges PLUDERMACHER, Claire DESERT, Itamar GOLAN and François-Frédéric GUY. She obtained her Diplôme de Formation Supérieure de Piano with the greatest honors in June 2010, a degree in chamber music in 2011 and in June 2013, she obtained her Master's Degree.

 

Kana Okada gave her first recital at the age of 9. When she was 13, she gave recitals performing the integral of Chopin's Etudes.

She was invited by numerous festivals and organizers such as the Polish Government (Krakow/Poland), Gold Country Piano Institute (Californie/USA), Festival Chopin (Parc Bagatelle/France), Jeunes Talents (Paris/France) and Kawai Concerts Series (Tokyo/Japan), Japanese Embassy in France (Paris), Festival Piano en Saintonge (France), Festival International de Piano de Quaregnon (Belgique) and the Folle Journée in Japan.

She appears regularly in Japan, France, Poland, Spain and Portugal.

 

Her concerts were broadcasted several times on Japanese TV and Radio.

 

Prizewinner of many competitions (by chronological order): 3rd Prize and Interpretation Prize for Bach at the International Competition "Czerny Stefanska"(Japan), 2nd Prize at the International Piano Competition for young pianists (Antonin/Poland), in 2008 she obtained the 1st Prize at the Lagny International Piano Competition (France), 3rd Prize at the Epinal International Piano Competition (France).
 

In February 2013, she obtained the 1st Prize (Piano Campus d'Or), Prize of the website jejouedupiano.com as well as the Prize of the Orchestra at the Piano Campus International Competition (France).

 

Then, in november 2013, elle also clinched the 1st Prize at the 8th Poulenc International Piano Competition.

In May 2013, she was semi-finalist at the International Competition "Reine-Elisabeth-de-Belgique".

 

She is also fond of chamber music, and was finalist at the Zinetti Competition in Italy.

She has a scholarship from the Cultural Affairs Agency of the Japanese Government and Rohm Music Foundation.

She also worked with Halina CZERNY-STEFANSKA, Elzbieta STEFANSKA, Stefan WOJTAS, Ikudo ENDO, Katsumi UEDA, and Kevin KENNER.

Her next recitals will occur in Paris such as at the Salle Pleyel and at the Invalides, in Greece, Marocco, Germany, Japan.

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