Biography

Eriko Makimura (牧村英里子) is a Japanese pianist born in Kobe, Japan.

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From 1996 to 2002 she studied at Kyoto City University of Arts and Music with Prof. A. Jinzai. She was awarded by Kyoto Music Corporation for her musical achievements in 2002. After she earned Master of Arts in Japan, she went to Germany and entered Universität der Künste Berlin, studied with Prof. K. Hellwig and completed her study with great honours in 2006. In the same year she was invited to study at Hochschule Musik und Theater Hannover in Soloklasse and studied with Prof. M. Becker.image

She is a winner of numerous national and international competitions such as Kobe International Music Competition in 2000, the 1st prize at the Chamber Music Competitions in Rome as well as 2nd prize at the Chamber Music Contest in Atri, Italy, in 2004. She has made many recordings for radio broadcasting companies and TV such as ABC in Japan, SWR in Germany and classic radio in Portugal.

Eriko Makimura won Grand Prix at one of the most significant chamber music competitions, Krzysztof Penderecki International Chamber Music Competition in Krakow, Poland, in 2007. In the same year she also won the 1st prize and also an audience prize at the 2nd European Chamber Music Competition in Germany.

Since 2007 Eriko Makimura has been a member of European Chamber Music Academy (ECMA), founded by the founder of the Alban Berg Quartet, Prof. Hatto Beyerle.

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In 2008 she founded “Eriko Makimura & Co.”, a solo piano and performance art network. The musical company also offers piano teaching for young talent as well as masterclasses for professionals. In 2009 and 2010, she was a musical director of “Den Collinske Gaard”, a new arts & exhibition salon in Copenhagen. She collaborated with the international promotor Lars Top-Galia and his Art Frequency organization.

 

She also established a new art form called “Chamber Cabaret” and present it in unique venues both in Europe and Asia.

In 2011 she performed in The National Museum in Denmark, IT University in Copenhagen and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.

In 2015, Eriko Makimura gave a masterclass and workshop supported by Bentley Music which is the biggest music retailer in Malaysia. Makimura and a Japanese cellist Yoshiko Ikemura performed a duo recital together in Malaysia.

 

In 2016, Eriko Makimura was invited to Art Festival in Athens/Greece and Kuala Lumpur, Penang/Malaysia. She performed concert performance “FIRE WORSHIP” based on a Greek poet Hesiod’s “Theogony” in both countries. In November she performed concert performance “FRÅDSERI” supported by Statens Kunstfond and Augustinus Fonden in Copenhagen for four nights in a row (The concept was made together with theatre director and performance artist Willie Flindt).

She was invited to perform concert performance “Japanese Chamber Cabaret” two nights in Aarhus where is selected as an European Culture Capital in 2017.

 

She is currently working on the concert performance series “Seven Deadly Sins” both in Europe and Japan. Concert performance “Seven Deadly Sins” Vol.6 SLOTH will take place in Japan in July, 2017 and Vol.7 GLUTTONY in January, 2018. And koncert performance “De Syv Dødsssynder” MISUNDELSE will take place in Copenhagen in November, 2017.

Eriko Makimura also works on the projects “Memento Mori” as well as “FIRE WORSHIP” and “JAPANESE CHAMBER CABARET” as a concept maker, director and performer. “JAPANESE CHAMBER CABARET” will be performed in Stockholm in November, 2017.

 

 

京都市立芸術大学音楽学部を首席卒業。京都音楽学部賞、京都音楽協会賞受賞。在学中、神西敦子、岡田敦子の両氏に師事。同大学大学院にて修士号取得。在学中、ABCオーディション合格。大阪シンフォニーホールにて演奏。
その後ドイツへ渡り、ベルリン芸術大学入学。K.ヘルヴィッヒ氏に師事。さらに、ハノーファー音楽大学のソロクラスに入学し、M.ベッカー氏に師事。同大学在学中、第2回室内楽コンクール(イタリア)デュオ部門優勝、ペンデレツキー国際コンクール(ポーランド)部門優勝、総合優勝。第2回ヨーロッパ室内楽コンクール(ドイツ)で優勝。聴衆賞も合わせて受賞。
また、Alban Bergカルテット創始者による、ヨーロッパ室内楽協会(ECMA)の会員試験に合格し、H.バイエレ、J.マイセル、A.クユンジャン、A.ビルスマの各氏に師事。ヨーロッパ各地にてリサイタルを開催。
2010年、デンマークにてH.C.アンデルセン縁の地、「Den Collinske Gaard」にてコンサートサロンのディレクターを務める。音楽とパフォーマンスアートを融合させた独自のアートフォーム、「Chamber Cabaret」を展開し、バレリーナ、フォトグラファー、俳優、デザイナー、映像アーティストなど、さまざまな分野で活躍のアーティストと共演。
2013年より、パフォーマンスアートと教育を組み合わせた前衛パフォーマンスグループ、「Sisters Academy」のメンバーとして招聘され、「TEDx Copenhagen」に参加。また、2014年2,3月のデンマークでの2週間に渡るパフォーマンスでは各メディアで大きく取り上げられた。2015年度はアイスランド、スウェーデンからも招待を受け、今後も各国にて展開予定。
今後、コンサートシリーズ「七つの大罪」、「Memento Mori」、「Beyond The Iron Curtain」を日本、ヨーロッパで開催してゆく。兵庫県立長田高等学校卒業。

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