EIJI YOSHIMURA                                                        

AGE 50  I  TOKYO, JAPAN  I  JAPAN
BUSINESS PLANNING DIRECTOR

This 2022 Cliburn appearance marks the first time that Eiji Yoshimura will perform outside of Japan. A student of the piano from an early age, he’s been with his current teacher for 12 years, but has no formal music training. He graduated from the University of Tokyo with a Bachelor of Geophysics and initially worked as a system engineer. In 2009, he joined his current company, Avnet K.K, where he works in the distribution of semiconductors and electronic components, now as director of business planning. He spends his limited amount of non-work time at the piano. The 2011 winner of Tokyo’s amateur competition, Eiji comes to the Cliburn in hopes of sharing the “pleasure of music,” of “getting stimulation from excellent performances by other competitors,” and of confirming his love of piano music with new friends; he believe that “this is the best place for company with the same mind to come together.”