Shizue Sano, Pianist
Japanese-born pianist Shizue Sano has given many solo and chamber music recitals in the United States, Japan and Europe. She has appeared as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Tokyo Philharmonic, Nagoya Philharmonic, and Uccle Philharmonic of Belgium. She has recorded Liszt’s Sonata and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin (Pavane Record), and Chopin’s complete Preludes (Japan Victor). Her performances have been broadcast on stations WGBH, Connecticut Public Radio, NHK, Belgium National Radio, Cultural Radio of Japan, Nagoya TV, Chita Medias Network and others.
She has won many awards in competitions. Among these are the Simone Belsky Music Award in Connecticut, the Second Prize and the Liszt Special Prize at St.Nom-la-Bréteche in France, and the JAA Music Award in New York.
For 10 years starting in the year 2000, Ms. Sano organized and performed a successful concert series, “the Treasure Box of Music”, in her hometown of Tokai in Japan. The programs for these concerts contained a wide range of classical piano music. It became a highly anticipated event in the region each summer. When this concert series celebrated its 10th year in July 2009. The mayor of Tokai presented Ms. Sano with a certificate of appreciation for her contribution to the city’s cultural development.
Teaching is a very important part of Ms. Sano's music life. She welcomes students of all ages and levels at her studio at Cambridge Music Consortium, 315 Broadway, Cambridge, MA, and at her home studio in Methuen, Massachusetts. She is available for lessons, masterclasses, and workshops. She is a member of the New England Piano Teachers Association, and a long time piano faculty at Middlesex School in Concord, MA.
Ms. Sano holds a Bachelor of Music from Toho Gakuen School of Music in Tokyo, a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma, both with high distinction, from Indiana University in Bloomigton, Indiana. She has studied with Gyorgy Sebok, Edward Auer, Victor Rosenbaum and Sadako Matsuoka.
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