Michiaki Ueno


Michiaki Ueno
Michiaki Ueno was born in Paraguay and started to learn the cello at age of 5. He spent his childhood in Barcelona, Spain, where he either won or received prizes in numerous competitions. In 2009, at age of 13, he became the first Japanese person to win the International Tchaikovsky Competition for young musicians. The following year, he won 1st prize at the 6th Romanian International Music Competition, the Embassy of Romania Special Jury Award, and the Romanian Radio Culture Department award. He won 1st prize in the cello division at the 21st International Johannes Brahms Competition in 2014.
He has performed with both national and international orchestras, including the New Japan Philharmonic, the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, and the State Academic Symphony Orchestra of Russia. He has also appeared on programs including TV Asahi's "Untitled Concert," NHK-BS's "Classic Club," and NHK FM's “Recital NOVA.” He is supported by the Yellow Angel Foundation and the Rohm Music Foundation, is an Ezoe Memorial Foundation scholarship student, and the recipient of a Nippon Violin Special Instrument Loan. He received the 1st Foundation for Youth Award, as well as the 6th Iwatani Tokiko Encouragement Award, both from the Iwatani Tokiko Foundation. He is currently a soloist and special diploma full-scholarship student at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department.
He is a scholar at the Toho Gakuen College Music Department under Hakuro Mori, while studying at Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf with Pieter Wispelwey.
CHANEL Pygmalion Days 2016 Artist.

(As of December 2016)