BM Julliard School MM Yale School of Music
Hailed by many critics as a vibrant and thoughtful KatsuraT867_-_KTmusician, Katsura Tanikawa has been the recipient of more than 20 first prizes in national and international competitions. Ms. Tanikawa has been featured with numerous orchestras in the US and abroad, including performances with the Frankfurt State Symphony , Moscow State Symphony Orchestra in Moscow, Russia, Tokyo New City Orchestra, Japan, the Philharmonia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Sound Symphony Orchestra in New York, and New Millennium Festival Orchestra in Spain, among many others. She has given numerous recitals, including performances at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. D.C., Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall in New York, the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Caramoor Performer’s Showcase Series in New York, the Chinese Consulate in Washington D.C., Centro Cultura Antiguo Instituto in Gijon, Spain, Villa Bertramka in Prague, Czech Republic, and Tokyo Bunka Kaikan as well as Asahi Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Ms. Tanikawa is also an avid chamber musician, and her collaborations with other musicians have taken her to many cities in the US and in Europe. Ms. Tanikawa has performed with the members of the Vienna Philharmonic wind ensemble, and she has also been invited to participate in the Dvorak Festival in Japan, performing chamber works with the members of the Czech Philharmonic. This season, Ms. Tanikawa was invited to perform as a soloist with the Tokyo New City Philharmonic under the baton of Greek maestro Nikos Tsouchols.
Ms. Tanikawa’s discography include Portrait from Vienna, a chamber music album of Schubert and Schumann piano quintets; a solo piano CD titled Katsura Tanikawa plays Franz Liszt (2008); and Complete Works of Beethoven for Cello and Piano (2005) with Viennese cellist Adalbert Skocic under the label Art Union.
Ms. Tanikawa received her Bachelor of Music in piano at The Juilliard School in New York City under the instruction of Yoheved Kaplinsky. She pursued her academic interests at Columbia University culminating with a B.A. in Art History. She received a Masters of Music degree from the Yale School of Music, studying under Boris Berman.