Mayu Kishima


Began her musical education in Tokyo. In 2012 she completed her studies at the Cologne University of Music and Dance under Prof. Zakhar Bron. In 2009 she was a prize winner in the Queen Elisabeth International Competition in Brussels. In 2011 she won the International Music Competition Cologne and also the David Garrett Award for an outstanding interpretation. In the same year she entered the XIV Tchaikovsky Competition. She has collaborated with many well-known orchestras, and she has participated in the Yuri Bashmet Winter Festival of the Arts in Sochi and the Marta Argerich Festival in Lugano. She has gone on tour with the NHK Symphony Orchestra and the Flanders Symphony Orchestra. In 2008 her first solo disc “Chaconne” was released, and in 2013 her new solo disc “Rise”. She plays Giovanni Battista Guadagnini, created in Torino in 1779, which is kindly loaned by S&R Foundation to her.