Kyoshiro Hirama, Piano
Fifth Prize, 2019 Sendai International Music Competition
A highly decorated musician, Pianist Kyoshiro Hirama, originally from Osaka, Japan, Kyoshiro earned Fifth Prize in the Sendai International Music Competition, in Sendai, Japan in 2019. Having completed his bachelor’s degree in 2020 at Park, he will return this fall to begin his Master’s Candidacy, continuing his studies with Stanislav Ioudenitch.
Kyoshiro Hirama was born in 1998, in Osaka, a part of Japan and began his piano studies at the age of four. Hirama garnered attention when he received the 5th prize of the 7th Sendai International Music Competition in Piano Section in 2019. He also won three grades of PTNA piano competition, and received the 2nd prize and the Public Award at Student Music Competition of Japan, Matsukata Music Encouragement Award (the 2nd prize) and many other competition’s prizes. He participated in piano academies actively and they include the Piano Academy Eppan, the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy and the Coimbra World Piano Meeting, etc.
Hirama performed extensively at home and abroad, including U.S., Brazil, Uzbekistan and Japan, and he was selected as a Chanel Pygmalion Days 2020 participating artist. He collaborated with Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sao Paulo Youth Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan and so on. His numerous awards and scholarships include Yamaha Music Scholarships in 2017, 2018, and 2019, Benny and Edith Lee Music Scholarship in 2019-2020, Osaka Governor Awards and the Neyagawa-city Meritorious Service Awards. Currently, he is an undergraduate student studying piano performance with Stanislav Ioudenitch, the winner of the 11th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, at the International Center for Music at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.