Motoi Kawashima

Motoi Kawashima was born in Okayama. After his study in Tokyo he worked in Weimar with Rolf-Dieter Arens and Lazar Berman as well as in Berlin with Elena Lapitskaja.

Kawashima can already point to numerous prizes at international piano competitions, for example at the competitions "Ferruccio Busoni" in Bozen, "Alicia de Larrocha" in Andorra and "Artur Schnabel" in Berlin. The victory at the 2005 international "Franz Schubert Piano Competition" in Dortmund gave the young career an important impulse. Since then Motoi Kawashima has given concerts in many important concert halls such as Gasteig in Munich, Großer Saal at the Berlin Philharmonic, Weimar Liszt-Haus, German National Theatre in Weimar, Beiruth Assembly Hall and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. Motoi Kawashima has already recorded three CDs, two of them on Bechstein.