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Marie Kitamura

Marie Kitamura was born in Nagoya, and started playing piano at the age of three. She graduated from Ferris University (Department of Music in 2009, Graduate School of Music, 2011). Then, she went on overseas study programs in Switzerland. In 2013, she graduated from a master course (Chamber Music) of Zurich Art University. Afterwards, she finished another master course of soloist program in Zurich Art University in 2016. So far, she studied soloist program and chamber music under Takako Oguri, Akiko Koyama, Hiroshi Kurokawa, Yukiko Hori, Tomoko Ogasawara,................and.... Also, she studied chamber under ......

Awards in piano conpetition


2006 Tokai Competition (Japan) Silver Prize

2007 Asian International Competition (Japan), Award for excellence distinction. Then, performed in the awardee's concert in Malaysia.


2009年 Petrov Competition, Incentive Award


2015 14th Vienna International Piano Competition (Austria), 2nd prize (without 1st 

2016 25th Gianluca Campochiaro International Competition (Italy), 3rd prize in piano section


2017 15th Luigi Zanuccoli International competition (Italy), 1st prize (winner) of Chamber Music Section, 4th prize in piano solo section



Master course

2010-2011   Pianale Academy(Germany)

2011        Schloss Filseck Academy (Germany)

2013       Ticino Musica (Switzerland)

2012-2015年  La Palma Academy (Spain)

She also joined various Japanese and overseas master classes, and studied under Akiko Ebi, ...... Further, she has performed in various concerts in Germany, Spain, France and Switzerland.

Work experience (Switzerland)

Johanesschule School (2012-2017)

Church of Rehalp and Hottingen(2016-2017)

Church Kapel, organist (2017)

Chopin Academy, piano teacher(2015-2017)

She taught more than 20 private students. (in German or English)

She moved back in Tokyo in July 2017, and started "Matsubara Piano School" in Setagaya-ku, Tokyo (Meidaimae).

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