Nobuhito Nakai

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Japanese Pianist Nobuhito Nakai graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, and finished graduate school also, after that finished meisterclass at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich on a scholarship of DAAD, He studied with Prof.Ueda, Prof. Oppitz, Prof.Kaemmerling.

Nakai won the prize at many competitions, Music Competition of Japan, Johannes Brahms International Music Competition, International Piano Competition ‘Citta di Senigallia’, G. B. Viotti International Music Competition in Vercelli, and M.Dranoff International Two Piano Competition (U.S.A.) with his wife Miwako Takeda.

He performed piano concerto, solo recital, piano duo recital, chamber music and lied accompany in Japan, Europe and USA. Specially he played Brahms’s complete piano works of solo and duo. As a Piano duo team with Miwako Takeda gave the numerous concerts. He appeared TV, Radio, serialized in a Music magazine, and released solo CD “Brahms” and piano duo CDs “Mozart” “Rachmaninoff Suites” “Brahms / Hungarian Dances & Waltzes” “Fantasie”. They are highly appreciated, and selected All Nippon Airways (ANA) audio channel.

He is a partner artist of the Fukoku mutual life insurance. In 2014 got the Takehiko Kurushima culture award and teaches’ award of many competitions. Nakai is a professor, chair of piano faculty and dean of Toho Gakuen College of Music, and a guest professor of Nagoya College of Music. He is a guest professor at Music Hochschule Detmold in Germany in winter season 2022.