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Peter Miyamoto

Peter MiyamotoAssociate Professor, Piano
DMA, Michigan State University
office: 256 Fine Arts Building
phone: 573-882-3758
fax: 573-884-7444
mailing address: 140 Fine Arts Building, Columbia, MO 65211

Pianist Peter Miyamoto has already enjoyed a brilliant international career, performing to great acclaim in Canada, England, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, China, and Japan, and in major US cities such as Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. In 1990 he was named winner of the Irving S. Gilmore Young Artist Award. He also won the American Pianists Association National Fellowship Competition, the D’Angelo International Competition, the San Francisco Symphony Competition and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Competition, and was a prize-winner in the National Chopin Competition.

Currently Associate Professor of Piano and Chamber Music at the University of Missouri, Peter Miyamoto holds degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music (B.M.), Yale University (M.M. and A.D.), Michigan State University (D.M.A.), and the Royal Academy of Music (A.D.) in London. His teachers have included Maria Curcio-Diamand, Leon Fleisher, Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, Aube Tzerko, and Ralph Votapek.

He has given lectures and master classes through the Irving S. Gilmore Keyboard Festival, the Amadeus Piano Festival, the American Pianists Association, and Young Audiences of America, and at major music institutions including the Colburn School, Interlochen Academy of the Arts, Oberlin Conservatory, Northwestern University, and the University of Connecticut, among many others. Internationally, Dr. Miyamoto has presented master classes and lectures in Canada, China, Greece, Japan and Serbia.

As a collaborative and chamber musician, Peter Miyamoto continues to perform with musicians from around the world, including Victor Danchenko, Lara St. John, the Euclid Quartet, and members of the Borromeo Quartet. He is a former member of both the August and Beaumont Trios, and was a founding member of the Quadrivium Players (resident chamber group of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts), a group dedicated to building a new generation of classical music lovers through innovative programs linking classical music with other art forms such as literature, painting, sculpture, and philosophy.

Dr. Miyamoto previously served on the faculties of Michigan State University and California Institute of the Arts. He continues to serve as head of the piano department of the New York Summer Music Festival ( His CDs, Chopin: Ballades and Fantasies and A Schubert Recital, released on the Blue-Griffin Label (, have received outstanding reviews in major recording review periodicals including American Record Guide (January/February 2009), Gramophone (April 2009), and International Record Review (March 2009).