Emi IKEYAMA was born in Japan in 1989 and first started playing the piano when she was 3 years old.
She acquired the Diploma of the École Normale Musique de Paris with a unanimous Jury vote. There she studied with Veronique Bonnecaze and chamber music with Nicolas Risler on a scholarship from the Albert Rousell foundation.
Emi also studied at Ueno Gakuen University in Tokyo with Yukio Yokoyama, Rena Miyamoto and Shino Yamazaki, where she received the 20 th Ishibashi scholarship (University Scholarship).
She won the 1 st prize at the 88 th international LEOPOLD BELLAN (Paris)
competition in 2014, 2 nd Prize in the 12 th EPTA international young pianist competition (Belgium) in 2014 and the top prize in the French Music Competition (Tokyo) in 2013.
Her numerous concert venues have included: in France (Salle Cortot, Espas
Bernanos and Cercle France-Ameriques), in Japan (Steinway&Sons Tokyo, Ishibashi Memorial Hall), in Italy with the Perugia Music Festival Orchestra, and most recently in Germany at the Bechstein Centrum, Frankfurt am Main.
Alongside her performing activities, she teaches at the Ueno Gakuen University