HIROKO NAKAMURA - JAPAN
Studied at Juilliard School in New York under Rosina Lhevinne. When fifteen she became in Japan the youngest winner of prestigious music competitions. A world tour with the Symphony Orchestra of the NHK radio station established her international renown. She was prize-winner at the 7th International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1965. She gave over three thousand concerts around the world, and made numerous recordings. She was jury member at international music competitions, among others in Moscow, Bolzano, Lisbon, Santander, Warsaw, Salt Lake City, Leeds. She is also concerned with criticism and writing on music. Her best known books are: "The Tchaikovsky Competitions" and "The Savages Called Pianists". For the first she was awarded the prestigious Ohy prize.