Blüthner artist Yuki Negishi is steadily establishing herself as a pianist of rare poetry, passion and virtuosity with a vast repertoire and a charismatic stage personality. Yuki has already performed in over 350 concerts in the UK where she has resided since 2001, and she regularly performs about 30 concerts a year internationally. Aside from the UK, she has been soloist with orchestras and has given recitals in the Netherlands (Concertgebouw), France, Germany, Italy (Festival di Londra), Romania, Japan, China and the USA. Future engagements include recitals, masterclasses, recordings and concerto performances across the UK and Asia. Her performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Channel 4, Dutch, Polish, Romanian and French television and radio.
Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yuki Negishi started playing the piano at the age of 5 in New York City. At the age of 10, she was accepted to The Juilliard School Pre-College Division as an honorary scholarship student. Yuki has since worked with such eminent figures as the late Takahiro Sonoda, Christian Zacharias, the late Irina Zaritskaya, Dominique Merlet, Dr Peter Katin and Murray Perahia at the Toho Gakuen School of Music, Amsterdam Conservatory and the Royal College of Music where she obtained her Masters in Music degree with distinction and Artist Diploma. At the age of 16, she was the youngest prize-winner at the Takahiro Sonoda Piano Competition and she was awarded the 2nd prize at the 2000 International Jeunesses Musicales Competition in Bucharest. Since coming to the UK in 2001, she has additionally won no fewer than 10 coveted prizes at the RCM and elsewhere. Yuki is also a keen chamber musician, and has collaborated with members of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Japan Philharmonic, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and regularly performs with the award-winning London Myriad Ensemble. Yuki has released a solo CD, and also a DVD from Sound Techniques in conversation with BBC presenter Andrew Green. She also served as one of the jury members for the 2010, 2013, and 2015 Sussex International Piano Competition consecutively since its inauguration, alongside such distinguished pianists as Artur Pizarro (Leeds 1st prize 1990), Vanessa Latarche (RCM Head of Keyboard), Ian Fountain (RAM Professor), Julian Jacobson (RCM Professor), Idil Biret, and George-Emmanuel Lazaridis. She was invited as a guest jury of the Open Piano Competition (London, October 2012). Yuki is a regular faculty member of Piano Week (www.pianoweek.com) since 2015, where she gives masterclasses and recitals. For more information, please visit: www.yukinegishi.com.