Pianists

Pianist
Akiko Tsumurai
Akiko Tsumurai
【Biography】
Graduated from the Masters course and the 4 years music course of the Tokyo University of the Arts (TUA).
Became freelance pianist after playing for K Ballet Group.
Plays in various concerts as a soloist, as well as playing as a part time pianist at The Ballet Garden.
Akiko is a very accomplished pianist for ballet class and comes with enormous expertise.
Pianist
Yumi Kato
Yumi Kato
【Biography】
Graduated from Musashino Music College, followed by the Masters Course at Musashino Music University.
Completed YMSB (young music staff in ballet) of Noriko Kobayashi Ballet Academy, Tokyo.
Yumi has extensive experience as an accomplished ballet pianist. In Work Shops, she has worked with Johan Gingras from Canada Royal Winnipeg Ballet School. She works as a part time pianist at The Ballet Garden.
Temporary Pianist
Kayako Abe
【Biography】
Kayako Abe is an accomplished pianist who graduated from the music course at Sapporo Otani College. She has extensive experience at ballet companies such as the New National Theatre Ballet Tokyo. She has participated at seminars by the Prix de Lausanne Japan Division, Sapporo Art Park, and workshop of Tom Bosma (former Vice-director of Royal Conservatoire, The Hague, The Netherlands). She also has a wide range of expertise in playing Contemporary and National (Character) classes.