Age: 29 | Country: Japan

Pianist Tsubasa Tatsuno can already boast a solid career as a soloist. Ranked first among pianists graduating from Kyoto City University of Arts, he received the Kyoto Mayor’s Prize and the Kyoto Music Association Prize. He was admitted to the Paris Conservatoire in 2011, graduated in the Conservatoire’s prestigious Artist Diploma course in 2019, and studies with Florent Boffard and Michel Dalberto. He won first prize at the 18th Matsukata Competition in Kobe in 2013; 2nd prize at the Hauts-de-France Competition «Les Etoiles du Piano» in Roubaix (France); 2nd prize at the 37th Delia Steinberg Piano Competition in Madrid; and 3rd Prize at the 32th Little Camellia Competiton in Settsu (Osaka) in 2018. He has been awarded the Blüthner Prize 2018. He has performed under the baton of Yuki Kakiuchi with the Japan Century Symphony Orchestra and under the baton of a conducting student of the Conservatoire’s graduates in 2019. He plays regularly in his native Japan as well as in Europe.


Preliminary Round:
F. Chopin: Étude Op. 10 No. 12
C. Debussy: Étude No. 5 “Pour les octaves”

Semifinal Round:
L.v. Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 Op. 53 “Waldstein”

Final Round:
R. Schumann: Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
C. Debussy: from Préludes, Book I
– No. 5 “Les collines d’Anacapri”
– No. 7 “Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest”
C. Debussy: L’Isle joyeuse