Chika Hashimoto ( Pianist / Ensemble pianist / Accompanist )
Chika Hashimoto was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. She started playing the piano at the age of 5.
She graduated with honors in Bachelor and Post Graduate degrees from the Toho-Gakuen College music department in Japan under Minoru Nojima, Kozue Kurebayashi and Keiko Takeuchi. She was selected for the concert of the end of Bachelor studies at Hamarikyu-Asahi Hall in Tokyo.
She moved to France to start her graduate studies at the École Normale de Musique de Paris under international pianist Bruno Rigutto and obtained the superior diploma of education and the superior diploma of performance. She also studied chamber music under Paul Montag and Chantal De Buchy and obtained the superior diploma of chamber music with the unanimous mention from the jury.
In the field of piano solo, she won the 2nd Prize at the International Music Competition Grand Virtuoso Prize in Rome, the 3rd Prize at the Mayenne International Competition, the 1st Prize at the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition, Jury Prize at the Modern & Contemporary Music Competition etc.
In the field of chamber music & accompaniment, she won the Excellence Accompaniment Prize at the Maitres du Chant Concours, the 1st Prize with the unanimous mention with congratulations of Jury at the Marcel Dupre music concours, the Gold Prize at the Kanagawa Chorus Competition sponsored by the Kanagawa Chorus Association & Asahi Shimbun newspaper company etc.
She worked as an accompanist in the chamber music class at the Georges Gourdet conservatory.
She has given numerous recitals and chamber music concerts throughout France and Japan, including Salle Cortot, Saint-Croix-Saint-Jean-des-Armenians cathedral, the Czech Center of Paris, André MARCHAL Hall, Espace Ararat, the Peninsula Tokyo etc. She played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the orchestra of Marcel Dupre conservatory. She was invited to perform at ” the Schumann, Brahms & Beethoven 250th Anniversary Concert ” sponsored by the Japan Brahms Society, the music festival in Chofu(Tokyo), the concert in Arc Hills music week sponsored by the Suntory Hall(Tokyo).