Aki Kuroda



Born in Osaka, Aki Kuroda graduated from the Tokyo National University of

Fine Arts and Music in 1982. She won the 1st prizes at the 23th French Music

Competition in '93 and at the Contemporary Music Competition in '97 and

selected the special interpretation award in Xavier Montsalvatge the 20th

century Music Competition for Piano in '95. She has performed the works of

many twentieth-century composers and has appeared as a soloist with Tokyo

Symphony Orchestra, Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and many others. She

also has participated in many major concerts and first performances both at

home and abroad. In the first performance of Regis Campo's "Piano Concerto"

with Izumi Sinfonietta Osaka, her jazzy improvisational cadenza gave great

impact to contemporary composers with her remarkable technique and acute



Beyond the boundaries of classical and contemporary music, she increases

activities in various genre as popular, tango, world music, avant-garde, for

stage and so on. She has devotion to performing the works of Astor

Piazzolla, including regular concerts started in '91 and recording

Piazzolla's world premiere in her CDs "TANGO PRELUDE" and "TANGO 2000".

"Piano Collections FINAL FANTASY X", the game soundtrack Aki worked with

composer Nobuo Uematsu, attracted attention in 2002. She now lives in Milan.