Profile
Atsuko Seta


Born in Osaka, Japan.
Atsuko Seta started her career as a pianist thanks to the Argentine pianist Eduardo Delgado.
 
Atsuko Seta won 3rd Prize for the Japan Classic Music Competition in 1992, the Best Soloist Prize of All Japan Musicianfs Association Competition in 1993.
 
In 1996 Atsuko Seta won the Top prize of Masterplayers International Music Competition in Italy . Her tarent has been noticed by the president conducter Maestro Schumacher.
"This phenomenal Japanese pianist has played to standing ovations. One of the greatest pianists I have ever heard !"   (Richard Schumacher)
 
Since 1997, she has performed in Europe every year, especially Piano Concertos with the Sudety Philharmonic in Poland.
"Extraordinary technique exceptional sound and dynamic impetuos temperament"     (Walbrzyski Tygodnik,Poland)
 
In 2003 Atsuko Seta got Music Critic Club Prize that is given to the most active musican in West Japan.
 
In 2004, she got the Ibla Grand Prize <Ginastera Special Award> in Italy and played in New York Carnegie Hall where her performance has given exceptional impression to the audience.
 
Recently (2003 &2004) she performed Piano concertos with Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra as a first Japanese pianist.
At the same time she continues perfoming for Peace concert & Charity for Asian children.Atsuko Seta wants to live as a pianist to be concerned with Society.
 
Now She teaches Thailand Payap University Music department as a Guest Professor.


Self-Introduction
  Part1--Path to a Piannist
  Part2--A lesson from Polish Orchestra



1955  Born in Osaka,Japan
1977  Graduated from Dept.of Music, Piano Course,Osaka Kyoiku University
1978  Completed a Postgraduate Course
1982  Studied in Wiener Sommerseminar for Music (Austria)
1991
 
 Studied in Sion International Music Academy Master Course
         (Swizerland)
1995  Studied in Kyoto France Music Academy
1996
 
 Studied in Flaine International Music Academy Master Course
         (France)



  1991 ---
     followed by studies with
     Prof.Friedrich Wirherm Schnurr
  1993 ---
     followed by studies with Prof.Eduardo Delgado
     and began studying Ginastera music.
 1996
     met Maestro Rechard Schumacher at the
     Masterplayers International Music Competition
     and got a chance of concerto debut with
     Filharmonia Sudecka in Poland.
  1997 ---
     played several Piano Concertos with
     Maestro Jozef Wilkomirski and Filharmonia Sudecka
  1999
     met Maestro Wojciech Czepiel and played with
     Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra in 2003




Prize                      
1992  Third Prize of Japan Classic Music Competition
1993  Best Soloist Prize of All Japan Musician's Association Competition.
1996
 
 Masterplayers Prize of Masterplayers International Music Competition
   in Italy
2003  Music Critic Club Prize in Japan
2004  IBLA GRAND PRIZE in Italy Ginastera Award




1996 A Jury of Japan Classic Music Competition.
1997
1999
A Jury of Masterplayers International Music Competition.