Kazuyuki Ohmura, 49
Software engineering manager
Tokyo, Japan

Kazuyuki Ohmura began studying the piano at age 3. Upon entering college in 1985, he began studying viola and joined an amateur orchestra where he gained valuable experience in chamber music performance. In 1991, he joined GE Healthcare as a software engineer. His passion for chamber music led him to begin studying piano again under the guidance of Utami Kaneko in 2006. One year later, Mr. Ohmura performed the complete Beethoven cello sonatas, and in 2009, he recorded the piano trios of Fauré, Saint-Saëns, and Ravel. In 2011, he won the top prize in the amateur division of the Chopin International Competition in Asia. He was a participant at the Cliburn Amateur Competition in 2011.


Preliminary Round
CHOPIN   Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, op. 60

Quarterfinal Round
BEETHOVEN   Sonata No. 28 in A Major, op. 101

Semifinal Round
BACH   “Overture” from Partita No.4 in D Major, BWV 828
RAVEL   Le Tombeau de Couperin, op. 68

Final Round
SCHUMANN   Piano Concerto in A Minor, op. 54: I. Allegro affetuoso