Mayumi Tsuchida has appeared in some of the most notable concert halls in the world including Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg, Vienna Konzerthaus, Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Slovak Radio Concert Hall and Berlin Konzerthaus. She has performed at The Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland, the International Holland Music Sessions, the Euro Music Festival in Germany, the Yellowbarn Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute and at the Music@Menlo Festival in California.

 

Mayumi began piano studies at the age of three and performed her first solo recital at the age of seven.  In 2000, she co-founded the Luna Trio while a student at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2007, the trio was selected by San Francisco's 7x7 Magazine to be included in their annual list of significant contributors to life in the Bay Area by people under the age of 30. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the trio when they were selected to perform on the PBS national TV broadcast, "From the Top: Live at Carnegie Hall". They were also featured on the radio counterpart of "From the Top" and on a regional radio broadcast on KQED's "West Coast Live.’

 

In 2012, she was instrumental in launching the Colón Music Festival, a 2-week music program in San Juan de Colón, Venezuela, both as a faculty member and performer, where she worked with musicians in El Sistema. In 2013, she returned to the Euro Music Festival in Germany as a 'Young 

 

Artist', performing in several concerts in Germany, as well as attending the international Spaincellence Music Festival in Spain, where she won the Piano Award. During the summer of 2014, she toured Eastern Europe with the Bard Conservatory Orchestra, performing in the major concert halls of Prague, Budapest, Vienna, Berlin, Bratislava, Warsaw, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Last summer, she was selected as a Chamber Music Fellow at Caroga Lake Music Festival.

 

In the Hudson Valley of New York, Mayumi has collaborated with numerous contemporary composers, including Grammy-Award winning American composer, Joan Tower. From 2009-2015, Mayumi was a pianist in Joan Tower’s new music concert series, ‘Music Alive’ at Bard College.

 

A strong advocate for contemporary music, Mayumi has also premiered the works of rising composers in the new music ensemble ‘Contemporaneous.’ As a founding member of Contemporaneous, Mayumi was a featured artist in their debut CD, “Stream of Stars—Music of Dylan Mattingly” released by Innova Records. She was a member of New Music Mannes and Mannes American Composers Ensemble, as well as a regular performer in the Mannes Sounds Festival concerts between 2015-2017. Concerts this past year in New York City include performances in well-known venues such as Le Poisson Rouge, Steinway Hall, Bohemian National Hall, Broadway plaza in Times Square, The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, National Sawdust in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Center for the Arts, and Madison Avenue Presbyterian. As winner of the 2015 Mannes Concerto Competition, she performed William Bolcom’s piano concerto with the Mannes Orchestra at Tishman Auditorium in NYC. 

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She can be heard on the album 'Romance' with violinist Jiazhi Wang, released by Skillman Music in March 2017. 

 

Mayumi completed her Bachelor’s Degrees as a dual-degree student at Bard College and the Bard College Conservatory of Music. She studied with Peter Serkin and Matti Raekallio, receiving a B.A. in Piano Performance in addition to obtaining a B.M. in Chinese Literature and Language. Mayumi also holds a Masters of Music degree from Mannes School of Music, where she studied with Pavlina Dokovska. Previously, she studied with John McCarthy as a scholarship student in the Preparatory Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

 

Mayumi currently serves as a piano faculty at the Bronx Conservatory of Music. 

 

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