Washington International Piano Festival

06-13. August, 2020


Yoshio Hamano will host a masterclass as well as perform a recital at the 2020 Washington International Piano Festival.


Yoshio Hamano has had the privilege to study with the distinguished artists of our times: Eliso Virsaladze, late Elena Ashkenazy, Dmitri Alexeev, Gerald Fauth, and Dr Nikita Fitenko.

Yoshio completed his Master of Performance and Artist Diploma in 2015 at the Royal College of Music London. Yoshio obtained the Bachelor of Arts degree in 2012 from Tokyo University of the Arts, where he studied with Dr Atsuko Okada.  Yoshio has been a laureate of international piano competitions, such as the Nordic Piano Competition in Malmö, Almaty Int’l Piano Competition, International Russian Music Piano Competition, and Minoru Nojima Yokosuka Piano Competition.


The 1st prize at the 2011 Music Competition of Japan has aided Yoshio in achieving recognition as a prominent recital artist.


Having a dual Japanese-Russian background, Yoshio has felt obliged to devote his passion for music-making to facilitating dialogue between cultures through the arts.

Recitals and collaborative projects have brought Yoshio to numerous venues across Japan and the United States, United Kingdom (Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room, St Martin-in-the-Fields), Germany, Scandinavia, Russia, Central Asia, and the Middle East.

Yoshio has performed extensively as soloist with orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Japan Philharmonic at Suntory Hall (Tokyo), Tokyo Symphony, Central Aichi Symphony, Geidai Philharmonia, Lund City Orchestra, working with distinguished conductors Alexander Lazarev, David Geringas, Kazuki Yamada, Naoto Otomo and Masahiko Enkoji among others.


Yoshio Hamano currently holds teaching positions at Tokyo College of Music and Tokyo University of the Arts.


Yoshio Hamano is represented by Pacific Concert Management, Inc.

Live performances

▲ Recording at RCM Studios, London: A. Scriabin - Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

▲ From recital: Graham Fitkin - "Fervent"

   23 October, 2013 at Steinway Hall, London