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A Japanese born pianist, Marina Iwao has appeared throughout Japan and the United States and is active as both as a soloist and a collaborative pianist.
As a soloist, she has been performing in recitals and master classes along with festival appearances, most recently at the Bowdoin International music festival in Maine and the International Keyboard Institute Festival in New York. In 2009, she won the Solo con Tutti concerto competition, appearing as a soloist with the Alliance Symphony Orchestra. She is also the first prizewinner of the 2015 Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, performed at the Weill Recital Hall at the Carnegie Hall.
An avid collaborative pianist, she performs regularly in recitals in Boston, New York, and Japan, and has appeared at the Weil Recital Hall and the Stern Auditorium at the Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center, the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, and the Across Fukuoka Symphony Hall in Japan. In addition to her appearance on WQXRs McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase with a cellist, Mina Kim, Marina is a member of a chamber music collective, Artists By Any Other Name. In summer 2017, she was invited to the Bowdoin International Music Festival as a collaborative piano fellow, and the following fall she performed the Schumann Piano Quintet with the Quatuor Debussy at the Fukuoka Symphony Hall, Japan. She will be a collaborative piano fellow at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara in summer 2018.
After She graduated from the music department of Fukuoka Daiichi High School in Fukuoka, she received a Professional Studies Diploma in Piano Performance from Mannes College the New School for Music in New York, as well as an undergraduate diploma from Longy School of Music and Bachelor of Music from Emerson College. At Longy she was awarded the Margaret Rohde Award for Excellence in Solfége and Theoretical Studies. She has studied with Maira Liliested, Wayman Chin, Victor Rosenbaum, Miyuki Hirakawa in solo piano, Diane Walsh, Marco Granados and Terry King in chamber music.
Currently based in New York City, she is a staff pianist at the School for Strings, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music, and Mannes College the New School for Music preparatory division.
bachelor of Music from Longy School of Music of Bard College
Professional Studies Diploma from Mannes College the New School for Music
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