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帰国後は、桐朋女子高校音楽科、桐朋学園大学、東京藝術大学大学院修士課程を経て、同大学院博士後期課程修了。シューマンのピアノ曲に関する演奏と博士論文「シューマンとフモール ―作品18、19、20の再考察―」により、博士号(音楽)取得。


ロゼ・ピアノコンクール学生の部、優勝。第7回日本アンサンブルコンクールにて優秀演奏者賞、全音楽譜賞、Ikeda・Zygmanowski duo賞及びEsperance賞受賞。助成を受けてウィーン国立音楽大学マスタークラス参加、同マスタークラス内ディヒラー・コンクールで第1位。第15回シューマン国際コンクールセミファイナリスト。第28回ブルクハルト国際音楽コンクール第5位。



Yukari GOTO

Pianist, Aesthetician of music, Pedagogue.

Starting her career at New York, Yukari has given wide variety of performances, including solo recitals, performing at Steinway Hall and Carnegie Hall, and with the New York Symphonic Ensemble (conductor: Mamoru Takahara).
After returning to Japan, she graduated Toho Gakuen Music High School and Toho Gakuen College Music Department with honors. She obtained the master's degree and the doctoral degree from Tokyo University of the Arts by playing and the doctoral dissertation “ Schumann and his Humor: Reconsideration of Op.18, 19, 20”.
She studied with Mitsuko Ichimura, Kozue Kurebayashi, Miyoko Goldberg-Yamane, Sumiko Mikimoto, Katsumi Ueda, Mikhail Voskresensky, Gabriel Tacchino, and Alexander Semetsky.
She won the first prize in the student division of the Rose Piano Competition. At the 7th Japan Ensemble Competition, she won the Excellent Performer Award, the Zen-On Score Award, the Ikeda-Zygmanowski duo Award, and the Esperance Award. She participated in a master class at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna with a grant, and won the first prize at the Dichler Competition in the same master class. She was a semi-finalist at the 15th International Schumann Competition. She won the fifth prize at the 28th Burkhardt International Music Competition.
She regularly plans and holds recitals, which have been selected by the Shizuoka City Cultural Promotion Foundation and the Agency for Cultural Affairs for grant projects, and her skills and the significance of her performances have been highly evaluated. Since 2014, she has also held annual concerts at the Rodin Wing of the Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, and released a CD recorded at the museum in 2022. These activities, which are rooted in the local community, have been covered by the Shizuoka Shimbun and other media.
After working in the piano department at Tokyo University of the Arts, she is currently a full-time lecturer at the Faculty of Education, Shizuoka University. She is a member of the Japan Piano Teachers Association, the Musicological Society of Japan, the Japan Music Expression Society, the Japanese Media Society for Musical Educations, the Japan Society for Music Learning, the Creative Expression in Musical Performance Research Association, and the Japan Brahms Society. She is a judge for the Shizuoka Student Music Competition and a member of the Citizen's Council of Shizuoka Music Hall, Shizuoka City Cultural Promotion Foundation (since 2016). She has released four CDs so far. Her works have appeared in record magazines and other publications.
Yukari is engaged in a wide range of activities through performance, teaching, and research.

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