Competitions & Awards
2014: Maiji Yasuda Quality of Life Cultural Foundation Grant (Tokyo)
2014: St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Awards (USA)
2013: PTNA Piano Competition (Japan), Grand Prix Winner (Yomiuri Newspaper Company Award, Tokyo City Philharmonic Award, and Minister of Arts and Culture Award)
2012: International Chopin Piano Competition (USA), Second Prize
2011: The Boston Conservatory Concerto Competition, Finalist
2010: Kyoto Musical Association Award
2010: Kyoto City University of Arts Concerto Competition, First Prize
2010: Kyoto City University of Arts Recital Competition, First Prize
2006: PTNA Piano Competition, Finalist (Top Grade Category)
2004: “Mainichi Newspaper Company” Piano Competition (Japan), Finalist
2003: National Chopin Competition (Japan), Silver Medal
Rui Urayama was born in 1988 and began her piano studies at the age of 4. Her gifts were recognized at an early age, winning the Silver Medal in the Chopin Competition at the age of 12. Her orchestral performances include the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, Perugia Music Festival Orchestra, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, and Tokyo New City Orchestra.
She is an active chamber musician and performs widely with the JEMUR Piano Trio. They have performed throughout Boston, New England, and Europe. Their performance of the Tchaikovsky Piano Trio with the Boston Conservatory Dance Theatre, specially choreographed by Boston Ballet’s Daniel Pelzig, received great praise in the Boston Globe.
She is currently pursuing her Artist Diploma at the Boston Conservatory as the first pianist in three years to be accepted into this prestigious program.