Pianist Peter Miyamoto has performed to great acclaim across Europe, Asia, and North America with notable engagements in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington D.C., and many other cities.
In 1990, Mr. Miyamoto was named the first Gilmore Young Artist. He has won numerous other competitions, including the American Pianists Association Classical Fellowship Award and the D’Angelo Young Artist, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic competitions. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Miyamoto has performed with Charles Castleman, Victor Danchenko, and David Shifrin, as well as members of the Pacifica Quartet and the Borromeo and Juilliard string quartets. His solo recordings have received critical acclaim in Gramophone, International Record Review, American Record Guide, and Fanfare.
Mr. Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music, Yale University, Michigan State University, and the Royal Academy of Music in London. His primary teachers have included Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, and Ralph Votapek, among others.
Mr. Miyamoto is on the faculty at the University of Missouri, and he formerly taught at Michigan State University and the California Institute of the Arts. He serves as the executive director of the Odyssey Chamber Music Festival and the Plowman Chamber Music Competition.