Kojiro Okada, piano
Born in 1999 in Bordeaux, Kojiro OKADA began playing the piano at the age of seven.
He has performed in the most important venues in Paris: in 2010 at the Salle Pleyel for the Chopin bicentenary, in 2013 at the Théâtre du Châtelet for a charity concert entitled “Tous en cœur” and in 2022 at the Philharmonie de Paris. He has also given many concerts in the Salle Cortot. In 2022 he participated in a tour of the US and Canada where he shared the stage with Miguel da Silva at the Salle Bourgie in Montreal and the Philipps Collection in Washington.
He is a regular guest at such festivals as the Chopin Festival in Nohant, the Festival de l‘Orangerie de Sceaux, the Festival Musiques au Pays de Gabriel Fauré, the International Piano Festival of La Roque d’Anthéron, the Folles Journées de Nantes, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, the Beethoven Festival at Flagey in Brussels, etc.
He has shared the stage with such great artists as Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, François-Frédéric Guy, Claire Désert, Emmanuel Strosser, Marie-Josèphe Jude, Frank Braley, Miguel da Silva, Yves Henry, Dag Jensen, Jean-Philippe Collard, Bruno Philippe and Gary Hoffman.
After studying at the CNSMD in Paris with Hortense Cartier-Bresson and Florent Boffard, he is currently perfecting his skills at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel with pianists Frank Braley and Avedis Kouyoumdjian.
Supported by the Fondation Banque Populaire and the Fondation Safran, Kojiro OKADA has been awarded international prizes as a soloist and chamber musician: first prize at the Gabriel Fauré International Competition, first prize at the Società Umanitaria International Competition in Milan (duo), and winner of the “Classic Piano” International Competition in Dubai.
The already impressive career of Kojiro OKADA, who has been performing on stage since 2010, augurs well for a most promising musical future.
Kojiro benefits from a scholarship granted by Mr. & Mrs. Christian Van Thillo