Seika Ishida, Japan
Born in Yamaguchi, Japan, she began playing the piano at age 3, and has studied with Yuko Yamane, Masahi Katayama, and the late Hiroko Nakamura. She is now in the first year of the bachelor program at Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien, where she's studying with Michael Krist.
Since presenting her first European performance in 2007, she has awarded the second prize in the 1st Rosario Marciano International Piano Competition in Vienna, Austria, where she also received Best Schubert, Best New Piece, and Best Young Artist prizes. In 2010, she won the first prize in the junior category of the International Russian Music Competition, held in California. In 2011, she was the youngest participant at New Orleans International Piano Competition for Young Artists, where she received an honorable mention prize. As the result, she was awarded the President Prize from Yamaguchi University. In 2014, she was awarded the Most Promising Prize at The 18th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition, and was chosen as a scholarship student of YAMAHA MUSIC FOUNDATION. After that, she appeared in the TV program “Untitled Concert” which was broadcasted in Japan. In 2015, she won the second prize at The 19th Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition. In 2016, she took part in Ambassador of Tarnow Maestro Krystian Tkaczewski and his guests- masterclass.
She regularly holds concerts presented by Yamaguchi Nissan Corporation. She plays not only in solo concerts but also in concerts with orchestras. She was invited as a soloist at the Yamaguchi Chuo High School Regular Concert, and played Rachmaninoff’s second piano concerto and Grieg’s piano concerto, also invited from Ube Citizen Orchestra, where she performed Grieg’s piano concerto.
F.Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No 12