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Born in Japan. Hinako Namaizawa studied at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Tōkyō Geijustu Daigaku) under the tutelage of Prof. Michiko Ohno and Prof. Hiroshi Arimori, from which she graduated with high honors in 2018. During her studies she worked as an assistant in the department of vocal music.
Currently she is living in Poland where she is studying under the tutelage of Prof. Bronisława Kawalla at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music (since 2016).
She has won prizes at the following international piano competitions:
“Vietri-sur-mare Costa Amalfitana” in Italy (2nd place, 2017), “Brest” (Category of Chopin) in France (2nd place, 2017).
She has given solo recitals and performed at concerts in many venues in Japan, Austria, Germany and Poland.
Etude in E major op. 10 no. 3
Ballade in G minor op. 23
C minor op. 48 no.1
B major op. 62 no.1
Barcarole in F sharp major op. 60
Polonaise in A fat major op. 53
Thomas Prat is a french engineer working in insurance area as a modeling actuary specialized in financial risk and life insurance.
In parallel with his engineering studies he studied with Jean Marie Cottet at Conservatoire National de Région de Paris between 2005 and 2008 and has studied with Eric Vidonne, a pupil of Alicia De Larrocha, since 2009. He also took some advice from Anne Queffélec and from Eugen Indjic. He is laureate of several piano competitions such as the International Piano Competition of Lagny sur Marne, the International Piano Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in Paris in 2014, and more recently the International Chopin Piano Competition for Amateurs pianists in Warsaw where he took the 1st prize. He also has concerto experience with the Garde Républicaine Orchestra. He has already performed at Radio France in Paris, at the Gasteig in Munich, at the “Flâneries Musicales de Reims” and at the “Festival Chopin à Nohant”.
Waltz in A minor op. 34 no. 2
A flat major op. 29
F sharp major op. 36
G flat major op. 51
Ballade in F minor op. 52
Nocturne in F minor op. 55 no. 1
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major op. 22