President: HORIE, Mariko
I would like to inform you today, that I was designated to be the president of the International Piano Duo Association, succeeding former president Sumiko Minemura. Last year (1st year of Reiwa), our association celebrated its 30th anniversary, and at this time when we took a step toward a new era, I feel tense to take part as a role of president.
In addition, we are now facing anxieties that we have never experienced before. Musicians were deprived of the opportunity to make public performances, and even stopped cultural exchanges across continents. For this reason, we were forced to postpone the 22nd International Piano Duo Competiton Performance Section scheduled for March of this year, the elimination round (the 2nd) and the final round. We suppose that the competition examinee who have been preparing for this day over a long period of time were discouraged to this situation. We also feel sorry that we could not welcome you here.
Although the situation is still uncertain, I believe in a bright future without pessimism, and I would like to devote myself wholeheartedly to new activities in our project. We would sincerely request the continued cooperation and support of all members.
President of the International Piano Duo Association
HORIE, Mariko (pianist, emeritus professor of Shobi University)
MINEMURA, Sumiko (composer, emeritus professor of Nihon University)
KAWAI, Hirotaka（KAWAI Musical Instruments Mfg Co.,Ltd)
AKIYAMA, Yuriko (STEINWAY & SONS JAPAN,LTD)
TOTSUKA, Ryouichi (Bechstein Japan Co., Ltd.)
HORIUCHI, Kumio (ONGAKU NO TOMOSHA CORP.)
SUZUKI, Tatsuya (Chairman Support Music Society, Special Advisor Steinway Kai)
GOTO, Kazuhiro (former president of STEINWAY & SONS JAPAN,LTD)
OSANO, Kei (pianist, professor of Tamagawa University)
OCHIAI, Atsushi (pianist, professor of Ferris University)
KUBO, Hiroshi (pianist, emeritus professor of Ferris University)
TASHIRO, Yoshihiro (pianist, professor of Nihon University)
TATSUMI, Kouko (pianist, Toyama Pref., president of Accord Brisés)
TERADA, Etsuko（pianist, former professor of Nihon University graduate school of art)
DOUDA, Nobue (pianist, Fukui Pref., president of piano's Yougakukai)
MINEMURA, Shin-ichi (composer)
MAEDA, Takuro (pianist, junior associate professor of Shobi University)