Miyuji (Miyuji Kaneko)
Miyuji Kaneko was born in 1989 to a Japanese father and a Hungarian mother.
At the age of six he moved to Hungary alone to study piano under Zsuzsa Cs. Nagy at the Bartok Elementary School of Music. In 2001, at the age of 11, he skipped grades and was accepted to the The Special School for Exceptional Young Talents of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, where he studied under Professors Gabor Eckhardt, Gyongyi Kevehazi and Rita Wagner. Having taken all of the courses in the school, Miyuji returned to Japan in 2006 and was admitted to the Tokyo College of Music High School, where he studied under Kazune Shimizu, Akiyoshi Sako, and Katsuko Miura. Miyuji has won numerous international competitions, including the 2008 Bartok International Piano Competition. In 2011 he won the 12th Hotel Okura Music Award. In 2012 he won the 22nd Idemitsu Music Award, and also became a scholar of the Arkaim Japan-Russia Friendship Association, which was established to support outstanding young artists. In 2013 he was awarded the 2012 Jomo Prize (10th Jomo Art and Culture Prize, Music Division).
Miyuji Kaneko has performed with the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zoltan Kocsis, the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic, the Century Orchestra Osaka (now Japan Century Symphony Orchestra) conducted by Ken-ichiro Kobayashi, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jonathan Nott. He has performed in many countries, including Hungary, the United States, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Greece, Romania, the Czech Republic, Poland, China, Kazakhstan and Russia. He received a Master of Musical Arts Diploma in the graduate program at Tokyo College of Music.
Honorary Citizen of Kismaros (Hungary)
A Steinway Artist.
In front of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (2008)