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Michio Nishihara Toro



Michio Nishihara Toro has excelled many of his generation of South American pianists, for his vibrant musical and authoriative performances. Born in Concepcion, Chile in 1972, he received his musical education in Santiago under the supervision of Oscar Gacitua, then in the Bydgoszcz Music Academy with prof. Wieslawa Ronowska and prof. Katarzyna Popowa-Zydron, and in the Moscow Conservatoire with prof. Victor Merzhanov. Since his first public performance, Michio Nishihara Toro has given numerous concerts in South America and in Europe performing with the National Symphonic Orchestra of Chile, Purcell Room in Royal Festival Hall in London, Maly Saal and Rachmaninov Saal of the Moscow Conservatoire, Polish Radio Witold Lutoslawski Concert Hall, Chopin Society in Warsaw, Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Meistersaal in Berlin among others… In 1995 Michio Nishihara Toro becames a laureate in the First International Competition "Arthur Rubinstein in Memoriam" for the best performance of Szymanowski Music, and in 2002 he received the chilean "Claudio Arrau Prize", which is awarded to the most outstanding chilean musician every year. His repertoire includes monographics programmes by Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy, Szymanowski, Albeniz, Granados, Prokofiev, Mompou and Villa-Lobos. In 1997 he recorded his first C.D. with works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin and Granados. His last recording is a C.D. with XX Century Piano Classics. Also recorded for chilean Radio and Television and Moscow Radio.





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