Naomi Hayashi, Pianist
Born to a musical family in Tokyo, Naomi Hayashi graduated from the Toho Gakuen School of Music. Her interest in both solo and chamber music brought her to Germany where she continues to reside.
Hayashi’s initial studies in Germany were at the Hanover College of Music and Theatre with Prof. Einar Steen Nøkleberg, where she received the highest grade for piano performance and accompaniment. Further studies at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin with Prof. Annerose Schmidt, and the Felix Mendelssohn College of Music and Theatre in Leipzig with Prof. Markus Tomas were completed with “Distinction” in the Piano Soloist Certification Examination.
She has participated in master classes with J.Sebok, J. Lowenthal, A. Jasinski, A. Vardi, C. Richter, V. Margulis, G. Fauth, P. Feuchtwanger and J. Alder, and is the winner of several national and international piano competitions, including the Mozart Prize of the Sicily Competition.
Naomi Hayashi has also premiered many contemporary works, including a co-production of the Komische Oper Berlin, was invited to play for music festivals in Germany and for television broadcasts. She has played numerous concerts in Europe, Africa (Namibia), and in the USA (including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall) as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist.
Naomi Hayashi is a Steinway Artist.