Peter Miyamoto

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Peter Miyamoto > Piano

peter-miyamotoPeter Miyamoto has already enjoyed a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in recital and as soloist in Canada, England, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, China, and Japan, and in major US cities such as Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco.

He has performed with such orchestras as the Florida Philharmonic, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra, the Boise Philharmonic, the Rochester Symphony Orchestra, the Missouri Symphony, and the Chautauqua Symphony among many others, appearing with such conductors as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Lawrence Leighton-Smith, William Henry Curry, James Ogle, and Kirk Trevor.

Dr. Miyamoto’s teachers have included Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Aube Tzerko, and Ralph Votapek. Dr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music (B.M), Yale University (M.M.), Michigan State University (D.M.A.), and the Royal Academy of Music (Artist Diploma) in London.

In 1990 he was named the first Gilmore Young Artist. He has also captured top prizes in numerous competitions including the American Pianist Association National Fellowship Competition, the D’Angelo International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the San Francisco Symphony Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition.

Peter Miyamoto has given lectures and masterclasses through the Irving S. Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the American Pianists’ Association, and Young Audiences of America. He has given masterclasses at Oberlin Conservatory, Northwestern University, the University of Washington, and University of Alberta, and at music schools such as the Interlochen Academy of the Arts, the Colburn School, and the Music Institute of Chicago.

In 2001, he was invited to teach at the Xi’an and Guangzhou Conservatories in mainland China. In January 2004, Dr. Miyamoto traveled Serbia where he gave masterclasses and performances in Novi Sad.

As collaborative and chamber musician, Peter Miyamoto continues to perform with musicians from around the world. He is a former member of both the August and Beaumont Trios. He was a founding member of the Quadrivium Players, the resident chamber group of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, a group dedicated to building a new generation of classical music lovers through innovative programs linking classical music with other art forms such as literature, painting, sculpture, and philosophy. In Fall 2003 he co-founded a new chamber series in the greater Los Angeles area.

Dr. Miyamoto is currently Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has served on faculty at Michigan State University, and as head of the keyboard department at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. His CD of the Chopin Ballades and Fantasies has been released by the Blue-Griffin Label ( A second CD of works by Franz Schubert is scheduled for release by the same company in 2006.