Japanese pianist and répétiteur Satoshi Kubo began his piano studies in his hometown of Oita with Keiko Shimaoka, later studying with Toshie Nakashima at the Midorigaoka Artistic High School, before continuing his training in France. After graduating with a Piano, Chamber Music and Accompaniment diploma from the Conservatoire national superieur de la musique et de la danse de Paris (CNSMDP), he joined the International Lied Masterclass at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels. He has also taken classes at the Conservatoire de Saint-Maur-des-Fosses (at which time he was also organist at the Temple de Saint-Maur-des-Fosses), the Pablo Casals Academy, Prades and the Francis Poulenc Academy, Tours. He has studied with Jeff Cohen, Itamar Golan, Roger Muraro, Hortense Cartier-Bresson, Eric Lebrun and the Artis Quartett amongst others. As a pianist, he has been invited to play at festivals including Festival de Saintes, Festival du Périgord Noir and Festival Européen Jeunes talents in Paris. He has won numerous prizes, including the Grand prix at the Forum musical international de Normandie with Hee-Young Lim (cello/piano duo), Le Prix de duo chant-piano and le Prix Rainier III de Monaco at the VIeme Concours international Nadia et Lili Boulanger in Paris with soprano Raquel Camarinha. Future plans include his return to coach at the Pablo Casals Academy in summer 2018.
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