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Japanese-born pianist Satoshi Kubo began his initial training in Oita, Japan. He is a
distinguished graduate of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris,
studying with Itamar Golan, Jeff Cohen and Roger Muraro. He also discovered a
passion for chamber music at the Festival Pablo Casals in Prades, where he worked as
official class accompanist of its International Academy for several years. Kubo has
been awarded numerous prizes, including the Prix de Duo Chant-Piano and the
Rainier III de Monaco at the 6th Concours International de Chant-Piano Nadia et Lili
Boulanger along with soprano Raquel Camarinha; and the Grand Prix at the Forum
Musical International de Normandie, along with cellist Hee-Young Lim.
Now based in London, Kubo works as a freelance pianist and opera répétiteur. He
was a 2017-18 Young Artist at the National Opera Studio in London, generously
supported by the Nomura Foundation during that time. He regularly collaborates with
singers and works internationally for major and independent opera companies,
including the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, the Royal Opera House, The Opera
Story, and New Sussex Opera. Since 2018, he has worked as coach for the Jette
Parker Young Artists Programme, Royal Opera House. His most recent work is
researching the Takuboku songbook composed by Yasuji Kiyose, and the use of the
Japanese language in art song performance.


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